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Battle Cry By Leon Uris Battle Cry Battle Cry is the riveting Marine epic by the bestselling author of such classics as Trinity and Exodus Originally published in Leon Uris s Battle Cry is the raw and exciting story of men at war

  • Title: Battle Cry
  • Author: Leon Uris
  • ISBN: 9780060751869
  • Page: 384
  • Format: Paperback
  • Battle Cry By Leon Uris Battle Cry is the riveting Marine epic by the bestselling author of such classics as Trinity and Exodus.Originally published in 1953, Leon Uris s Battle Cry is the raw and exciting story of men at war from a legendary American author.This is the story of enlisted men Marines at the beginning of World War II They are a rough and ready tangle of guys from America s citiBattle Cry is the riveting Marine epic by the bestselling author of such classics as Trinity and Exodus.Originally published in 1953, Leon Uris s Battle Cry is the raw and exciting story of men at war from a legendary American author.This is the story of enlisted men Marines at the beginning of World War II They are a rough and ready tangle of guys from America s cities and farms and reservations Led by a tough veteran sergeant, these soldiers band together to emerge as part of one of the most elite fighting forces in the world With staggering realism and detail, we follow them into intense battles Guadalcanal and Tarawa and through exceptional moments of camaraderie and bravery Battle Cry does not extol the glories of war, but proves itself to be one of the greatest war stories of all time.
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    1. Matthew Klobucher on said:

      This book is for the Marine Corps what Tales of the South Pacific was for the Navy a great tale of the organization s finest hour told through the experiences of those who lived it The characters are quirky and authentic, representing a partial cross section of America at large, and they are pleasingly sympathetic The narrator Mac is an archetype, a tough, dedicated, professional warrior with surprising wisdom and insight and a deep, melancholy appreciation for the separation between himself and [...]

    2. Igor Ljubuncic on said:

      No limericks today Just a few words This is a really awesome war book The style is similar to James Jones You get that mad sadness and humor blended together, the kind only people who have lived through battle can appeciate.Cheers,Igor

    3. Marc Leroux on said:

      This is one book that I keep coming back to my copy is in tatters from multiple readings The story follows a group of young men that enlist in the Marine Corps in the wake of the attack on Pearl Harbor, through to the middle of the 1944 This was Leon Uris s first novel, and while it certainly will not rank as one of the classic novels of literature, it is fast paced, with engaging characters.

    4. Anne(Booklady) Molinarolo on said:

      Leon Uris joined the Marines at age 17 and fought on Guadalcanal and Tarawa My own father served on the USS Neville APA 9 as a Master Electrician from 1943 1945 He says he didn t see any action, but I don t believe him The ship carried the boys to and from Guadalcanal, Tarawa, and Saipan the battles that are depicted in Battle Cry, Uris first novel It is written quite well for a first novel and from it strong emotions exploded in this reader I laughed I cried I got angry I got happy By the end, [...]

    5. Mary JL on said:

      This book is a personal favorite of mine I read in first back in the 1970 s and have read it several times since.With so many reviews, there is little new I can say that many fans of this book have not already said I really like the diversity of characters studious Marion All American Boy Danny street tough Joe Gomez and anothers I really like the different varities of scenes there is both humor and tragedy Yes, some the scenes are a bit unevern, but this WAS a first novel.I like the way Uris sh [...]

    6. Louise on said:

      I LOVE this book I first discovered it over 25 years ago and I still keep going back to it to read it again It is the only book that I have ever finished and then turned back to the first page to start all over again I love the way you get to know the characters, how each one has his story and how each one lives or dies It is incredibly sad when one of the characters you love dies but that is the way of war The book also has an fabulous feel good factor but it always makes me cry Home is the sai [...]

    7. Mr. Gottshalk on said:

      This book is a thorough, fictionalized narrative of the life of a Marine, from the decisions made by brave men to enlist, all through boot camp, all through the apprehensions and graphic details of various battles in the Pacific during WWII I was impressed with the details of the human relationships between the men, their girlfriends and wives all over the place, and the everlasting bond that is created by the toughness of the Marines At nearly 700 pages, not all of it is page turning action, an [...]

    8. Wally8541 on said:

      I served 8 years in the Marine Corps I read this book while I was a Marine option Navy ROTC midshipman, it was the propaganda the doctor ordered A little on the melodramatic when it comes to the romance yeah, there are chicks in this book , I loved this book Granted, I bought into the Esprit de Corps from a very young age, but Uris is a good writer and even my wife read and liked it I made her when we were dating It was sort of her test like in Diner I would follow up this book with The Great Sa [...]

    9. Feliks on said:

      Classic war story so revered and respected it was often issued to cadets in military training schools and ROTC programs Approved by the US military Of course, you can take that two ways And you should.Its remarkable precisely for its staid, underlying blandness and tight lipped aspect the airless quality the lack of all the normal and messy psychology the omission of doubt and mistrust that we know happens in real life Its a book which is written by the book At least that s what I recall All the [...]

    10. Rich on said:

      Pulling on his own experience as a Marine in WW II, Leon Uris known for his epic novels such as Exodus, Trinity, Mila 18 tells the story of the US Marines who fought in the South Pacific the officers, the grunts, the street wise toughs, the guys from everytown USA It s got humor, guts, glory, and heart break There are some scenes from bootcamp that will have you laughing till you cry And some of the battle scenes will have you crying Been too many years, I need to go back and re read this.

    11. Mike (the Paladin) on said:

      Another book I read years ago Uris take on a group of Marines from enlistment through the war WWII The men come from vastly different backgrounds and grow into a coherent unit The book begins at the beginning of the war when America s armed forces were small and under equiped with only a small core of experinced troops this was true of Army, Navy, and Marines The narrator is an experinced old time Marine sargent who leads the men through growth and battles.

    12. Robert Sterling on said:

      A good look at the great war.A very good look at what war is really about Japan and Germany were very tough to fight, we won the war but it took a great toll on our Military This was a good book and should be read by the younger generation today, because they have no idea what a real war is.

    13. Frances on said:

      I started off forcing myself through the first 100 pages, the next almost three hundred, I took breaks to look up the information I was trying to absorb It went from a two star to a five star book over the four days it took me to read Not many books can make me laugh, cry, and learn, all within 476 pages.

    14. Lchamp on said:

      I read this book on the train when I was on my way to basic training I was surprised by how accurate the book was when describing training I relived the book several times during basic training and I was in the Air Force.

    15. Don Livesay on said:

      His first book A fast read, gave a good first hand account of war, pain, relationships Sentimental, typical of the 50 s Glad I read it

    16. Don Rea on said:

      Here is a ripping good storyteller doing what many authors have tried to do but usually not as well Making the connection between being a soldier and being human.

    17. Michael on said:

      I could relate to this book I was a Marine Cpl when I read the book.

    18. Mike Hohrath on said:

      Awesome book that follows a few marines in a fictional regiment during WW2 It s written by a veteran of the conflict and is very touching It follows them from Training through the final storming of the beach that decimates the regiment It s great weight comes from the scenes outside of combat than the heroism described during conflict Their stay in New Zealand for example sounds like a good ol time, but the gloom of future combat hangs above them Would recommend for any WW2 buff or military asp [...]

    19. Danièle on said:

      A very good read, and one with a real sting For most of the book you re spending time with a group of marines through their training, and then in combat situations where they are not spearheading the attack You get to know them, and warm to them as their cameraderie develops At the climax of the book, when they really are on the front line, things get real.It s a lovingly painted portrait that reads very easily and holds the attention well over nigh on 700 pages War novels are not my favourite g [...]

    20. David Allatt on said:

      This book was my introduction to Leon Uris as a teenager It spawned my interest in WW II and military fiction It was also one of the first truly adult books I read After nearly 40 years it was interesting to revisit this book As an adult I found it simpler and straight forward than I remembered and not quite as emotional Regardless it was a great walk down memory lane enjoying this title again.

    21. Cheryl on said:

      Heartbreaking, as expectedTakes boys from high school through bootcamp and then horrific battles, which, it they survive, season them to hardened Marines Well written salty as one would expect.

    22. Heather on said:

      Great adventureThis bools explains how the Corps was and needs to be so we can stay strong It takes you back to the war

    23. Kathy Clark on said:

      Best book have ever read I keep coming back to it, to read some I just love it.

    24. David Cooper on said:

      If I could develop characters like Uris, well, I d be famous too.

    25. Robert Berman on said:

      Battle Cry revisitedThe Marine Corps has always been an enigma to civilians and soldiers alike A marine who has graduated from basic training will honestly tell you that a graduate of either the Army Ranger program or the Navy Seal program could hold his own fighting a wounded Marine While he tells you this with a smile on his face he speaks with absolute conviction At its best the Marine Corps is a phenomenal fighting machine At its worst the Marine Corps is a phenomenal fighting machine Battle [...]

    26. Elaine on said:

      Hard to get into the Marine Stuff WW II in the Pacific.Stories of individual soldiers was good.Coral Atols island formed by depressions in the ocean Larger islands sunk leaving hard shelled little coral ones above the surface.Micronesia one of the 3 major groups of islands in the central PacificAtolls run in several groups, Ellice island, the Gilberts, the Marshalls vary from several yards to several miles in length Width is seldom that a few hundred yards Micronesia is a subregion of Oceania, [...]

    27. Brian on said:

      If I had not already read Robert Leckie s Helmet for my Pillow and Eugene Sledge s With the Old Breed, I would have thought that Battle Cry was an exceptional portrayal of the Marine Corps exponential growth after Pearl Harbor and the intensely bloody island campaigns of WWII as it turned out, it was just on the shy side of excellence The aforementioned books were memoirs while this novel was based on Uris experiences during the war, a subtle but significant difference as Uris toned down the lan [...]

    28. Greg on said:

      Absolutely great book Written as though the reader is a part of the squad, you go through basic training with the characters, learn about their lives, and eventually go into combat together Fascinating and emotional read

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