By Leon Uris
Fifty years after his first novel, conflict Cry, took the realm by means of hurricane, Leon Uris returns to the subject that first encouraged him to write down books that captivate, teach, and thrill -- the Marine Corps.
within the years following the Civil warfare, first-generation Irish-American Zachary O'Hara, son of a mythical Marine and a strength of a guy in his personal correct, reveals himself enjoying a serious function within the very way forward for the Marines. If he can convince the Secretary of the military that the Marines are extra the most important than ever to America's security and safety -- all of the whereas hefting a heavier mystery weight in his center -- he'll store the corps and make his career.
But there's a drawback in his course that this warrior had no longer deliberate on. Amanda Blanton Kerr, the daughter of a ruthless industrialist, is a lady on a undertaking of her personal; passionate, obstinate, and whip-smart, she's an heiress poised to blaze a path for her sex.
O'Hara's Choice is the tale of the inevitable collision of those good-looking, battling spirits. Getting their souls' wish may jeopardize every little thing they -- and their mom and dad sooner than them -- scraped and struggled to achieve.
Duty to state, love of relations, and a tormented ardour intertwine during this most recent epic by way of Leon Uris, overseas bestselling writer of such classics as Exodus, Trinity, and Battle Cry. A riveting, sweeping story in inimitable Uris kind, O'Hara's selection is this grasp of the old novel at his so much superb.
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