Meet Leon Uris

Author: Leon Uris

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"He wanted to write something where Jewish pride was involved more than anything," says Karen Uris, daughter of bestselling historical novelist and screenwriter Leon Uris. The book that became the embodiment of Uris's ambitions was Exodus, a novel about the founding of Israel that went on to sell more copies than Gone With the Wind. Based on thousands of in-person interviews and years of documentary research, Exodus firmly implanted the story of the Israeli-Palestine conflict in the minds of the…more


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