“It’s terrific…Don’t miss it.” —Kirkus Reviews (starred review)
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 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.
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.