Exodus Author:Leon Uris EXODUS is the story of the greatest miracle of our times, an event unparalleled in the history of mankind: the rebirth of a nation which had been dispersed two thousand years before. — It tells the story of the Jews coming back after centuries of abuse, indignities, torture, and murder to carve an oasis in the sand with guts and blood. — All the c... more »liche Jewish characters who have cluttered up our American fiction -- the clever businessman, the brilliant doctor, the sneaky lawyer, the sulking artist ... all those good folks who spend their chapters hating themselves, the world, and all their aunts and uncles ... all those steeped is self-pity ... all those golden riders of the psychoanalysis couch ... all these have been left where they rightfully belong, on the cutting-room floor.
I have shown the other side of the coin, and written about my people who, against a lethargic world and with little else than courage, conquered unconquerable odds.
EXODUS is about fighting people, people who do not apologize either for being born Jews or the right to live in human dignity.
Their story was a revelation to me as I discovered it in the farms and cities of Israel.
And ... it has been a revelation to the readers, Jewish and Gentile, alike.