"Why must we fight for the right to live, over and over, each time the sun rises?": First Edition of Leon Uris' Exodus
Exodus: A Novel of Israel.
Item Number: 71005
New York: Doubleday & Company, Inc, 1958.
First edition of Uris’ magnum opus. Octavo, original half cloth, cartographic endpapers. Near fine in a very good dust jacket with some rubbing and wear to the extremities. Jacket design by Sydney Butchkes Harlan Krakowitz.
Exodus is an international publishing phenomenon--the towering novel of the twentieth century's most dramatic geopolitical event. Leon Uris magnificently portrays the birth of a new nation in the midst of enemies--the beginning of an earthshaking struggle for power. "Passionate summary of the inhuman treatment of the Jewish people in Europe, of the exodus in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries to Palestine, and of the triumphant founding of the new Israel" (The New York Times).