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America: They think that Russia is shipping offensive missiles into Cuba.
Russia: A reluctant former KGB operative defects and claim tbat he has very important information that could help America and her NATO counterparts in subduing the Soviet ...more
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What a refreshing reread. I first read Topaz more than forty years ago. But it was not until now that I was able to put the events into perspective, to better understand the confusing and frightening intrigue associated with our intelligence services. In current news Israel and the U.S. Admit to accepting they spy on one another but the USPresident berates Israeli intelligence for revealing its findings to the U.S. Congress! How ironic is that. Uris Writes ab ...more
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
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I normally refer to the like of Leon Uris,James Clavell and some few others authors as the 'Old Masters of the Craft,
They hardly disappoint you;Leon Uris painted a picture of a high level espionage between world powers and in doing this he weaves the story believably with suspense and a flow that will make the reader want know what happened next or per ...more
It's been a long time since I've read any of Uris's books. I don't know why I stopped. This one is really good. It seems so real and so believable that I wonder if he isn't the author mentioned at the end? He really does a masterful job with all of the characters. I can still remember that evening when Kennedy spoke to the nation. I was in junior high school and my best friend called worried that we were going to war and that this might be our last chance to talk. She scared the carp ...more
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.
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.)
Leon Iris is a marvelous author and a fine historian.
Although I have read many other of his books, I had missed Topaz, and was unknowingly deprived until now. Although he challenges his reader with great detail as he develops the characters and their environment, his story expands encouraging his reader to travel with him.
Go now, relish the feast that has been set for you, and be engorged by this Master writer.
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