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Mila 18 (Mass Market Paperbound)
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
An internationally acclaimed novelist for over 30 years, Leon Uris was the author of Battle Cry, The Angry Hills, Exodus, Mila 18, Armageddon, Topas QB VII, Trinity, The Haj, Mitla Pass, and Redemption, and two highly praised works of nonfiction in collaboration with his wife, Ireland: A Terrible Beauty and Jerusalem: Song of Songs. He lived in Aspen, Colorado, with his wife, photographer Jill Uris, and their two children. He died in 2003.
"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
For fantasy fans who want a more historical tale, or historical fiction buffs who want something a little more fantastical this genre-bending book is the perfect choice! It follows Lee Westfall, a young woman living in 19th century Georgia who has a secret: she is a gold diviner. When tragedy strikes her family, her only option for escape and opportunity seems to be joining a wagon trail west to strike it rich in California’s gold rush. But the journey is more harrowing than she can imagine… she must disguise herself as a boy and face all manner of tribulations on the trail. This book is incredibly engrossing… not only is the story suspenseful, but the characters and fantastical elements are portrayed in such an intimate way it feels almost like reading real history. - Linnea