Battle Cry Paperback – Jan 1 1982
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"Raw, tough, and unvarnished . . . Don't miss it!"--Kirkus Reviews
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Moving, shocking, tense, and glorious, here is a magnificent saga of men at war--Leon Uris's famous novel about life in the jaws of death, in the U.S. Marine Corps. Here are the men from the cities, farms, and whistle-stops. Here are the tough kids and the mama's boys, the liars and the lovers, the goldbricks and the heroes. Here are the men who made up the most courageous fighting force on the face of he earth--in the best novel about them ever written.
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Top Customer Reviews
Of course, the downside was that I was still reading it at 4:00 in the morning. I'm a little more open to suggestion at that time of night, and if the recruiting office was open at that hour, I might have joined.
I have read quite a bit of war fiction, and while this is not THE best book in the field (I still defer to Wouk's Caine Mutiny), it is one of the best. This is not an anti-war novel, nor does it place emphasis on the glory of war over the sacrifice, but rather approaches the tremendous slaughter and sacrifice with the kind of innocence appropriate to the young protagonists.
There is quite a bit of pro-Marine propaganda in the book, so just be careful what hours the recruiting office is open when you read this book. ;)
As usual, Uris did a thorough research of his subject, to make us communicate with a various bunch of characters in real life soldiering. The inevitable writer also shows up in the group as in most of Uris' books.
It is a great book but I was expecting it magnificient. With the concept of the story coupled with the storytelling/no emotion journalistic style of Leon Uris, it should have been a masterpiece. It is just an excellent book.
What is usually the greatest strenght of Uris, which is to make the character so real that we travel through their footsteps and forget time and reality, does'nt appear with as much conviction than in the Haj or Mila 18.
Having said all that and being very difficult, it is a must read for any military history fan for it still goes beyond most of the genre in quality.
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I first read Batle Cry when I was 14. I've read it at least 5 times since then. After I read it the first time, I paused for a moment, wiped away a couple of tears, and started the book over without even getting out of my chair.
I've read several other Uris books. This is by far his best. The best combination of action, adventure, and tragedy in any book. If you like war sagas, this is the one that all others should be judged by.
Most recent customer reviews
This novel is probably the closest a fiction novel can get to describing "life in the Corps". I recommend it to veterens of any service, Active duty personnel who need more... Read morePublished on April 23 2002 by Amazon Customer
This is a well done story. A little dated, but still a good story. It is told from several points of view. Read morePublished on Oct. 3 2001 by Sonterro
how to tell a story and not be cute about it. This 1953 novel was so refreshing compared to what I've been reading lately. Read morePublished on Sept. 2 2000 by Michael L. Prairie
My husband likes to re-read his favorite novels, therefore our copy of this book is torn and tattered. Read morePublished on April 13 2000 by Rasa Hiob
I received this book as part of my uncles estate and just started reading it to pass the time beetween shifts at work, That lasted about a half chapter..... Read morePublished on Jan. 31 2000 by Eric Vaughan
I have only read three of Leon Uris' books, but this is by far the best of the three I've read. (The other two were Trinity and Exodus. Read morePublished on Jan. 29 2000 by Schmerguls
This is probably the best book I've read about Marines, but compared to Leon Uris's other books it isn't really worth reading until you read all his other books, and I've read all... Read morePublished on Nov. 23 1999 by Alexander Dadiomov