Mila 18

Mila 18

By Leon Uris

Bantam, Mass Market Paperbound, 9780553241600, 576pp.

Publication Date: November 1, 1983

Description
It was a time of crisis, a time of tragedy--and a time of transcendent courage and determination.Leon Uris's blazing novel is set in the midst of the ghetto uprising that defied Nazi tyranny, as the Jews of Warsaw boldly met Wehrmacht tanks with homemade weapons and bare fists.Here, painted on a canvas as broad as its subject matter, is the compelling of one of the most heroic struggles of modern times.


About the Author
Internationally acclaimed novelist Leon Uris ran away from home at age seventeen, a month after the attack on Pearl Harbor, to join the Marine Corps, and he served at Guadalcanal and Tarawa. His first novel, Battle Cry, was based on his own experiences in the Marines, which he revisited in his final novel, O'Hara's Choice. His other novels include the bestsellers Redemption, Trinity, Exodus, QB VII, and Topaz, among others. Leon Uris passed away in June 2003.


Praise For Mila 18

"Not only authentic as history . . . .  It is convincing as fiction . . . .  The story of a sacrifice that had real meaning and will forever be remembered . . . .  A fine and important novel." -- The New York Times