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Leon Uris

1924 - 2003

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Leon Marcus Uris (August 3, 1924 – June 21, 2003) was an American author of historical fiction who wrote many bestselling books, including Exodus (published in 1958) and Trinity (published in 1976). Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Leon Uris has received more than 991,428 page views. His biography is available in 28 different languages on Wikipedia. Leon Uris is the 792nd most popular writer (up from 2,803rd in 2019), the 892nd most popular biography from United States (up from 3,680th in 2019) and the 84th most popular American Writer.

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Notable Works

QB VII
Atrocities, Fiction, Surgeons
Sir Adam Kelno has spent his whole life covering up his past. After his political beliefs land him in Jadwiga, Poland’s worst concentration camp, Kelno earns privileges with the Nazis by performing inhumane operations on Jewish prisoners. Now, after rebuilding his name in a British colony and being knighted by the British monarchy, Kelno finally fells safe returning to London. But his past catches up with him when the novelist Abraham Cady publishes a book naming Kelno one of the most sadistic doctors at Jadwiga. Anxious to quell the rumors, Kelno charges Cady with slenderizing his name. As the court proceeding draw out, Cady must fight to avenge his past as Kelno fights to save his future. An instant bestseller and the basis for the first miniseries in history, winning 6 Primetime Emmys, QB VII explores human nature under the most dire of circumstances. From the Publisher: In Queen's Bench Courtroom Number Seven, famous author Abraham Cady stands trial. In his book The Holocaust --born of the terrible revelation that the Jadwiga Concentration camp was the site of his family's extermination--Cady shook the consciousness of the human race. He also named eminent surgeon Sir Adam Kelno as one of Jadwiga's most sadistic inmate/doctors. Kelno has denied this and brought furious charges. Now unfolds Leon Uris' riveting courtroom drama--one of the great fictional trials of the century. "You open the book and start reading. Quicker than you can say Uris you are caught up at once in the unfolding conflict . . . . It's a professional job all the way . . . . Dramatic, impassioned."—The New York Times Book Review.
Mila 18
Fiction, History, War in Fiction
An historical novel about the Jewish Resistance fighters who took on the might of the Nazis in German occupied Warsaw during WW2. As the Jewish ghetto gradually shrinks and becomes cut off from the outside world a handful of its residents take up arms to maintain their freedom and their dignity in a struggle they know cannot be won.
Exodus
Emigration and immigration, Exodus 1947 (Ship), Fiction
A novel about the struggle to establish the modern state of Israel, the story concerns a plan to smuggle Jewish refugees from a detention camp in Cyprus to Palestine.
Trinity
Famines, Fiction, Fiction in English
From the acclaimed author who enthralled the world with Exodus, Battle Cry, QB VII, Topaz, and other beloved classics of twentieth-century fiction comes a sweeping and powerful epic adventure that captures the "terrible beauty" of Ireland during its long and bloody struggle for freedom. It is the electrifying story of an idealistic young Catholic rebel and the valiant and beautiful Protestant girl who defied her heritage to join his cause. It is a tale of love and danger, of triumph at an unthinkable cost -- a magnificent portrait of a people divided by class, faith, and prejudice -- an unforgettable saga of the fires that devastated a majestic land . . . and the unquenchable flames that burn in the human heart.
Topaz
Cuba in fiction, Fiction, History
On the eve of the Cuban Missile Crisis, American and French intelligence agents are plunged into a maze of Cold War intrigue In Paris, 1962, French intelligence chief André Devereaux and NATO intelligence chief Michael Nordstrom have uncovered Soviet plans to ship nuclear arms to Cuba. But when Devereaux reports his findings and nobody acts—and he is targeted in an assassination attempt—he soon realizes he’s tangled in a plot far greater than he first understood
A God in Ruins
Politics and government, Presidents, Political campaigns
Spanning the decades from World War II to the 2008 presidential campaign, *A God in Ruins* is the riveting story of Quinn Patrick O'Connell, an honest, principled, and courageous man on the brink of becoming the second Irish Catholic President of the United States. But Quinn is a man with an explosive secret that can shatter his political amibitions, threaten his life, and tear the country apart--a secret buried for over a half century--that even he does not know...

Among WRITERS

Among writers, Leon Uris ranks 792 out of 7,302Before him are Theodore Beza, Pope Dionysius of Alexandria, Tao Yuanming, Jin Yong, Marie Mancini, and Wilhelm Hauff. After him are Georges Bernanos, Marie d'Agoult, Alexander Litvinenko, Cesare Pavese, Ibycus, and Colleen McCullough.

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Contemporaries

Among people born in 1924, Leon Uris ranks 42Before him are Lys Assia, Amílcar Cabral, Christopher Tolkien, Dmitry Yazov, Antony Hewish, and Jin Yong. After him are John Spencer, 8th Earl Spencer, Karmapa, Ed Wood, Luigi Nono, Roberto Eduardo Viola, and Allan MacLeod Cormack. Among people deceased in 2003, Leon Uris ranks 32Before him are Frederick Chapman Robbins, Bernard Katz, Helmut Rahn, Isser Harel, Alberto Sordi, and Compay Segundo. After him are Franco Modigliani, Richard Crenna, Leslie Cheung, Bertram Brockhouse, Nǃxau ǂToma, and Celia Cruz.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Leon Uris ranks 892 out of 20,380Before him are Winona Ryder (1971), Dizzy Gillespie (1917), Murray Gell-Mann (1929), Carole Lombard (1908), John Holmes (1944), and Courteney Cox (1964). After him are Joseph P. Kennedy Sr. (1888), William Hanna (1910), Hermann Joseph Muller (1890), Irving Fisher (1867), Magic Johnson (1959), and Maya Angelou (1928).

Among WRITERS In United States

Among writers born in United States, Leon Uris ranks 84Before him are John Dos Passos (1896), Robert Ludlum (1927), Thomas Harris (1940), Neal Cassady (1926), Sinclair Lewis (1885), and Raymond Carver (1938). After him are Maya Angelou (1928), Daniel Keyes (1927), Neale Donald Walsch (1943), John Fante (1909), Ambrose Bierce (1842), and Dashiell Hammett (1894).