Armageddon Author:Leon Uris From book flap: "The author of "Battle Cry", "Exodus", and "Mila 18" has written his most important novel. "Armageddon" is 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 1645, through the years of Four Power Occupation, to the airlift - on... more »e of the most heroic episodes in American history.
Sean O'Sullivan, a young American officer who has lost two brothers in the war, is made Military Governor of a German town. Early in the occupation he faces a personal crisis: he must decide whether or not to save a condemned Nazi from death, in the face of his hatred of all things German, and of the whole worl's indignation over Nazi atrocities. Later he moves on to the great arena of Berlin, where he falls in love, against his will, with Ernestine Falkenstein. Ernestine's Uncle Ulrich, one of the few Germans who stood against Hitler, has returned from a concentration camp to lead the Berliners in their rebirth...."« less