O'Hara's Choice: A Novel

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HarperCollins, 2003 - United States - 400 pages
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Duty to country, love for family, and a doomed passion intertwine in the last epic novel from the bestselling author of Exodus and Battle CryPaddy O'Hara was a legendary Marine -- one of the first -- and the inspiration for a fraternity of Marines known as the Wart Hogs. After the Civil War, these stalwart warriors struggle to keep the Marine Corps alive. Their one hope may lie in Zachary O'Hara, the son of their hero, Paddy. Zachary practically grew up in the Marines and is dedicated to saving the Corps, though he hadn't planned on falling in love with the passionate, obstinate heiress Amanda Kerr. But Zachary is haunted by a secret -- one that may force him to choose between a career as an officer in his beloved Corps or a life with a woman who fulfils his every desire.

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User Review  - gypsysmom - LibraryThing

Unfortunately, not one of Uris's better works. According to the Publisher's Note at the front of the book "Leon Uris passed away in June 2003, shortly after reviewing his copyedited manuscript ... Read full review

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User Review  - pratalife - LibraryThing

Leon Uris has written some genius books, but this isn't one of them. It starts as a promising historical fiction dealing with the formation of the US marine corp, but soon descends into a turgid and pointless romance novel. At that point I gave up too. Read full review


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Leon Uris was acclaimed world wide as the author of such bestsellers as Exodus, Trinity and QBVII. The publication of O'Hara's Choice celebrates the fiftieth year of his writing career. Mr Uris died in June, 2003, three months before the publication of this book.

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