From the best-selling nonfiction author, [The Six Day War], Michael B. Oren comes his first novel.
Set in Belgium’s Ardennes Forest, the site of a brutal, last-ditch assault by the Nazis in December 1944, "Reunion" reunites the surviving members of the 133rd Infantry Battalion for one last chance to relive their youth, bury some old ghosts, and try to find answers to the mystery that has haunted the men for fifty years.
Through these disparate and vivid characters, we learn of the other story of the 133rd—a story of the lingering effects of war, the potency of the human spirit and the courage that even simple men can muster, both at the beginning and the end of their lives.
Michael B. Oren has authored numerous studies on the history and politics of the Middle East. He was a guest lecturer at Harvard, Yale, Oxford, and Cambridge. A graduate of Princeton and Columbia, he has received fellowships from the U.S. departments of State and Defense, and from the British and Canadian governments. In Israel, he has been a Lady Davis Fellow at Hebrew University and a Moshe Dayan Fellow at Tel-Aviv University.
He is the author of the New York Times bestseller Six Days of War: June 1967 and The Making of the Modern Middle East, published in 2002 by Oxford University Press. Reunion is his first novel, but he has written several short stories.
Since May 2009, Michael B. Oren has been the Israeli Ambassador to the United States
"For the most part, Reunion is a fantastic read, especially for diehard World War II buffs, like this reviewer. Although the story sometimes seems to drag along, Oren does yeoman’s work in his numerous depictions of combat. I guess all those World War II stories Oren's father told him as a kid really paid off." -- David Exum [http://www.bookreporter.com/]
"Reunion is a fabulous book. The characters are real and identifiable, the story flows, and the amount of research undertaken is self-evident." -- Johan Gresham
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Published March 24, 2012
by MP Publishing Limited.
History, Literature & Fiction, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Action & Adventure, War.