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 assassin...more
رمان است اما حوادثی که نویسنده در آن به تصویر کشیده واقعی هستند، کانال سوئز و ... ا. ش
Mr. Uris is one author that I read and re-read. Louisa May Alcott being the other. He has such great ability to address hot spot topics. The troubles in Ireland, mental illness, the homeless Jews, TVA are but a few. My favorite Uris book is THE HAJ. The bo...more
Built against the backdrop of the Cuban missile crisis, this novel is essentially a mole hunt within French security forces. While it doesn't contain of the classic elements as defined a few years later in...more
What really ruined the book for me was when, at some point in the book (won't say when) Leon Uris mentions HIMSELF as the teller of the tale, (I don't remember the exact quote, but it was something like: [I:] am a rather corny author, but with a future.)
Read it after Mitla Pass, which told a lot about the ups an downs of his first marriage 30 years later or so.
In Topas Uris wrote the end of his marriage somehow in real time, he was divorced in 1968, the book was finishid 1967 and his hero Deveraux is also a philandering husband with at least one great love on the side.
the story dragged here and there, lost in endless descriptions that seemed to give little cookie to the plot our the character
Niemand, zelfs geen der topfiguren, wist van het bestaan van Topaz. De president der Verenigde Staten was woedend en ontzet over wat hij hoorde. Hij schreef eigenhandig een uiterst vertrouwelijke brief aan de president van Frankrijk. Binnen een uur was een speciale koerier aan boord van een razen...
Leon Uris was born in Baltimore, Maryland, the son of Jewish-American parents Wolf William and Anna (Blumberg) Uris. His father, a Polish-born immigrant, was a pa...more