But the path that Jewish immigrants took to enter British-controlled Palestine was a difficult one, fraught with danger and political intrigue. The boat was intercepted by British forces and the refugees were placed in concentration camps. Weaving together fact and fiction, history and dramatic storylines, Exodus stands today as one of the most influential narratives of the founding of the State of Israel. This time is necessary for searching and sorting links.
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His father, a Polish -born immigrant, was a paperhanger , then a storekeeper. His mother was first-generation Russian American. He derived his surname from Yerushalmi, meaning "man of Jerusalem ". I think failure formed his character, made him bitter. He attended schools in Norfolk , Virginia and Baltimore, but never graduated from high school, and failed English three times. When he was 17 and in his senior year of high school, the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor and he enlisted in the United States Marine Corps.
He served in the South Pacific , where he was stationed in New Zealand , and fought as a radioman in combat on Guadalcanal and Tarawa  from through While recuperating from malaria in San Francisco, he met Betty Beck, a Marine sergeant; they married in Uris in Israel in the s Coming out of the service, he worked for a newspaper, writing in his spare time.
Esquire magazine, in , bought an article, and he began to devote himself to writing more seriously. Drawing on his experiences in Guadalcanal and Tarawa, he produced the best-selling Battle Cry , a novel depicting the toughness and courage of U. Marines in the Pacific. He then went to Warner Brothers in Hollywood helping to write the movie , which was extremely popular with the public, if not the critics. His best-known work may be Exodus , which was published in Most sources indicate Uris, motivated by an intense interest in Israel, financed his research for the novel by selling the film rights in advance to MGM and by writing newspaper articles about the Sinai campaign.
It was a worldwide best-seller, translated into a dozen languages, and was made into a feature film in , starring Paul Newman , directed by Otto Preminger , as well as into a short-lived Broadway musical 12 previews, 19 performances in He wrote the screenplays for Battle Cry and Gunfight at the O.
Personal life Uris was married three times. His first wife was Betty Beck, who he married in and had three children with before their divorce in He then married Marjorie Edwards in , who committed suicide by gunshot a year later. They married in , when she was 22 years old and he was 45; the couple divorced in
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