Master storyteller Leon Uris, internationally acclaimed author of such bestsellers as Exodus, Topaz, QB VII,Trinity, the Haj and Mitla Pass,continues the epic story of the Irish struggle for freedom in Redemption. A dramatic saga set against the backdrop of growing unrest in Ireland and a world on the brink of the First World War, Redemption weaves together a cast of unforgettable characters that form the heart and soul of three extraordinary Irish families. They love freedom more than life,and they will fight to the death to win it.
From the magnificence of New Zealand's green mountains, to the bloody beaches and cliffs of Gallipoli, to the streets of Dublin and the shipyards of Belfast, Redemption follows three Irish Patriots on their odysseys of freedom and passionin a monumental tale of the men and women who loved, fought, and died for the chance to be free.
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With more than eight million copies sold, Trinity stands as one of the blockbuster novels of our time. Now, with Redemption, master storyteller Leon Uris -- whose ten novels all remain in print -- continues his mighty epic of love and loss, triumph and tragedy in the "terrible beauty" that is Ireland.
As he did so brilliantly in Trinity, Leon Uris continues to explore the saga of the long-frustrated Irish people and the growing momentum of their heroic and defiant journey toward independence. Set against the dramatic backdrop of increased unrest in Ireland, adventures to New Zealand and Egypt and the disaster at Gallipoli, climaxing with the Irish Easter Uprising of 1916, Redemption weaves together unforgettable new characters as well as those the world came to know so well in Trinity: Rory Larkin -- the novel's hero --who is gradually transformed from a "wild colonial boy" and a brash, ruthlessly tempered and independent man into a devoted patriot and a man capable of one great love; his father, Liam Larkin, the middle son of the Larkin family, who was forced to emigrate from Ireland to New Zealand in 1895; and Atty Fitzpatrick, Conor Larkin's last lover and a leading Republican, as well as the continuing story of the Weed-Hubble clan.
Like its predecessor, Redemption is a monumental novel about our most powerful aspiration: freedom. Written by a man whose novels have captivated generations of readers, it is sure to join the ranks of his previous books as a colossal work of literature, a blockbuster bestseller and a classic for all time.About the Author:
One of America's most popular and successful novelists, Leon Uris' books have sold more than 150 million copies worldwide and have been translated into 29 languages.
Uris left school at seventeen to join the U.S. Marine Corps during World War II. His experiences during training and combat served as the materials for his first novel, Battle Cry . Over the next four decades he wrote nine more bestselling novels, including The Angry Hills, Mila 8, Armageddon, The Haj, and Milta Pass. Battle Cry, Exodus, Topaz, QB VII, and Trinity were all #1 New York Times bestsellers.
Uris was educated at Baltimore City College and received an honorary doctorate from Lincoln College. In addition to his novels, he has written the non-fiction works Exodus Revisited , with photographs by Dimitrios Harissiadis, Ireland: A Terrible Beauty, and Jerusalem: Song of Songs, both with photographs by Jill Uris. He also wrote the screenplays for Battle Cry and Gunfight at the O.K. Corral.
Uris' novels often deal with struggles for political and religious freedom, and he has been honored with many awards including the John F. Kennedy Memorial Award from the Irish-America Society of New York, a gold medal from the Eire Society of Boston, and Scopus Award from the Hebrew University in Jerusalem, and the Jabotinsky Medal awarded by the State of Israel.
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Book Description HarperCollins Publishers, 1996. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # P110006498957