Books: Bestseller Revisited, Dec. 8, 1958

EXODUS (626 pp.)—Leon Uris—Doubleday ($4.50).

This sprawling novel sets out to give full-dress treatment to the founding of the state of Israel. Reaching from the first Zionist stirrings in 1881 to the Arab war of 1947, Author Uris packs his pages with arresting scenes. Leaky, spavined steamers, jammed to the scuppers with Jews, make the dangerous run to the Palestine beaches; murder gangs of Jews and Arabs hunt each other out in the sun-bleached hills; intrigue and chicanery fill the halls of the United Nations and the chancelleries of Europe; the innocent and the defenseless suffer and die more often than the...

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