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Leon Uris Biography
Leon Uris (August 3, 1924 - June 21, 2003) was an American novelist, known for the amount of research he did for his novels. Uris never finished high school as he left school to join the Marine Corps. In 1950, Esquire Magazine bought an article from him and this encouraged him to work on a novel. The result was the best seller Battle Cry, graphically showing the toughness and courage of U.S. Marines in the Pacific and The Angry Hills, a novel set in war-time Greece. As a screen writer and a newspaper correspondent, he became intensely interested in Israel which led to his best-known work, Exodus (novel), which is about the founding of the state of Israel.

Later works include Mila 18, a stirring account of Jewish courage in the Warsaw ghetto and QB VII, a chilling novel about the role of a Polish doctor in a German concentration camp.

Selected titles
Battle Cry, 1953
The Angry Hills, 1955
Exodus, 1958
Exodus Revisited, 1960 (GB title: In the Steps of Exodus)
Mila 18, 1961
Armageddon: A Novel of Berlin, 1963
Topaz, 1967
The Third Temple (with Strike Zion by William Stevenson), 1967
QB VII, 1970
Ireland, A Terrible Beauty, 1975 (with Jill Uris)
Trinity, 1976
Jerusalem: A Song of Songs, 1981 (with Jill Uris)
The Haj, 1984
Mitla Pass, 1988
Redemption, 1995
A God in Ruins, 1999
O'Hara's Choice, 2003
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