Fair in ACCEPTABLE jacket. 1959. 636 pages. Pictorial dust jacket over blue boards. Pages are clean and bright with good copy and firm binding. Moderate foxing and tanning to endpapers, fore-edge and paste-downs. Boards rubbed with average shelf-wear to edges. Spine is sunned and bumped but text remains clear. Heavy wear to stained, tanned, foxed and rubbed dust jacket with tears, nicks, creases and moderate loss to the spine, edges and corners.
SIGNED by the author. First edition thus; limited edition. 8vo. Black & white illustrations by Harlan M. Krakovitz; maps; drawings. Grey full leather covered boards; gilt decoration & lettering; all edges gilt; original summary booklet laid in. Discreet blind stamp else fine.
John Groth. Very Good. Signed by Illustrator Inscribed by the illustrator on the front free endpaper: "to / the / Harold Hayes' / John Groth / Christmas / 1962". (Hayes was an editor of Esquire magazine. ) Another former owner's embossed seal on flyleaf; a bit of rubbing to spine lettering. Slipcase is worn but solid, with some sunning.
Fine. Signed by author. Fine Limited Edition from The Franklin Library. SIGNED by the author on the front free endpaper. Fully leather bound with gilt detailing and a satin ribbon marker. Very slight edgewear to the bottom edges; else fine.
Fair in poor jacket. 1958, reading copy, test fine Hardcover in water damaged dust jacket, Hungarian language, slight water stain from cover on first blank pages, Spine bent, Satisfaction Guaranteed, Personal Service, International Shipping Available. Photos by Request.
Fine. Signed by author. Fine limited edition from The Franklin Library. SIGNED by the author and tipped-in. Full leather bound with gilt detailing and a satin ribbon marker. Original owner's bookplate on front free end page.
This is a historical fiction about the beginning of Israel as a nation after WWII. It is a fascinating read that will make history come to life for you.
Sep 2, 2010
I enjoyed reading this book -- it helped to fill in a lot of gaps in my knowledge about the history of Jews and Israel in particular. Uris is a great writer (I read Trinity years ago, and plan to read The Haj at some point in the near future.) The book is definitely biased toward the Jews and against the Arabs, but well-written and hopefully historically accurate.
Apr 19, 2009
This is a great book and I think everyone should read it. It explains a great deal about the people of the countries that America (and other countries) are at war with now. Leon Uris did a lot of research for this, and other books, and he is a great writer that sticks to the facts..
Sep 18, 2007
ISRAEL ZIONISM ZIONIST SHOA HOLOCAUST
A sweeping historical novel of the events and characters surrounding the reestablishment of the nation of Israel in Palestine. Gives a true to life and accurate portrayal of the events surrounding the founding of modern day Israel. The movie, starting Frank Sinatra, Paul Newman, Pat Boone and a host of hollywood superstars is inspiring, at times humorous and a great way to waste 2 hours of your time! Catchy music too.
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