Battle Cry is the riveting Marine epic by the bestselling author of such classics as Trinity and Exodus.
Originally published in 1953, Leon Uris's Battle Cry is the raw and exciting story of men at war from a legendary American author.
This is the story of enlisted men – Marines – at the beginning of World War II. They are a rough–and–ready tangle of guys from America's...more
With so many reviews, there is little new I can say that many fans of this book have not already said. I really like the diversity of characters--studious Marion; All-American Boy Danny' street tough Joe Gomez and anothers. I really like the different varities of scenes--there is both humor and tragedy. Yes, some the scenes are a bit unevern, but this WAS a first novel.
I like the way ...more
Its remarkable precisely for its staid, underlying blandness and tight-lipped aspect; the airless quality; the lack of all the normal and messy psychology; the omission of doubt and mistrust that we know happens in real life. Its a book which is written.. 'by-the-book'. At least that's what I r ...more
A very good look at what war is really about. Japan and Germany were very tough to fight, we won the war but it took a great toll on our Military. This was a good book and should be read by the younger generation today, because they have no idea what a real war is.
The Marine Corps has always been an enigma to civilians and soldiers alike. A marine who has graduated from basic training will honestly tell you that a graduate of either the Army Ranger program or the Navy Seal program could hold his own fighting a wounded Marine. While he tells you this with a smile on his face he speaks with absolute conviction. At its best the Marine Corps is a phenomenal fighting machine. At its worst the Marine Corps is a phenomenal fighting machine. " ...more
Coral Atols-island formed by depressions in the ocean. Larger islands sunk leaving hard shelled little coral ones above the surface.
Micronesia-one of the 3 major groups of islands in the central Pacific..Atolls run in several groups, Ellice island, the Gilberts, the Marshalls.
vary from several yards to several miles in length. Width is seldom more that a few hundred yards. Micronesia is a subregion ...more
The aforementioned books were memoirs while this novel was based on Uris' experiences during the war, a subtle but significant difference as Uris toned down the ...more
Uris's skill in "Battle Cry" was in developing realistic characters who you actually cared about. This made the actual battles tense and impactful. You care about who lives and who dies. It's not just action for the ...more
Un libro coral, bélico, que en vez de centrarse en las batallas, dirige nuestra mirada a las historias personales de los recl ...more
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