"Leon Uris is a storyteller, in a direct line from those men who sat around fires in the days before history and made the tribe more human." --The New York Times Book Review--This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
Taking on the sweep of the Irish struggle for independence over a three-century span would be a daunting historical task, but attempting to do it as historical fiction is beyond the scope of all but the best writers. And while Uris had a couple decades of great sales success and popularity as a writer of historical fiction his skills are not up to the task here. The history is fine, but it was just enough to make me wish I had invested the time spent reading on a good narrative history of … more