The story of the origin of the cold war in strife-torn postwar Germany. It tells of the incredible struggle for Berlin from its capture by the Russians in 1945, through the years of Four Power Occupation, to the airlift - one of the most heroic episodes in American history.
It was a time of crisis, a time of tragedy--and a time of transcendent courage and determination. Leon Uris's blazing novel is set in the midst of the ghetto uprising that defied Nazi tyranny, as the Jews of Warsaw boldly met Wehrmacht tanks with homemade weapons and bare fists. Here, painted on a canvas as broad as its subject matter, is the compelling of one of the most heroic struggles of modern times.Review"Not only authentic as history . . . . It is convincing as fiction . . . . The story of a sacrifice that had real meaning and will forever be remembered . . . . A fine and important novel." --