Mitla Pass Author:Leon Uris A writer travels to Israel to research a novel, but he ends up drawn into the Suez Crisis — How did Gideon Zadok, an American novelist and screenwriter, end up pinned by artillery shells in Mitla Pass? It was never his plan to fight someone elseís war. He came to Israel to research a book, but also to escape a crumbling marriage, a dysfunctional ... more »family, and the pressures of newfound success in the States. But in fleeing from personal troubles he charged headfirst into one of the great global crises of the twentieth century.
Perhaps Leon Urisís most introspective work, Mitla Pass portrays a man caught between his own demons and the epic sweep of Middle Eastern history.« less