“Magnificent. The great drama of the Berlin airlift.” —Columbus Dispatch
At the end of World War II, American army officer Captain Sean O’Sullivan is commissioned with rebuilding Berlin. Reeling from the death of his brothers at German hands and faced with the direct horrors of the Holocaust, O’Sullivan struggles against his animosity toward the nation he is helping restore. Meanwhile, Soviet forces blockade Germany in a bid for power, and the Western Allies must unite to prevent a communist takeover. When the airlift begins, the Allies find their deepest convictions tested as they fight against a threat even more dangerous than Hitler.
Meticulously researched, this New York Times bestselling novel gives a historically accurate account of the early days of the Cold War and the fight for German redemption.
“A vast panorama of people and places…dramatic moment after dramatic moment in a throbbing tempo.” —New York Herald Tribune
Leon Uris (1924–2003) was an American novelist. Having run away from home at age seventeen, a month after the attack on Pearl Harbor, to join the Marine Corps, he based several of his novels on his own experiences in the marines. His novels include Battle Cry and O’Hara’s Choice, as well as the bestsellers Redemption, Trinity, Exodus, QB VII, and Topaz, among others.