QB VII In Queen s Bench Courtroom Number Seven famous author Abraham Cady stands trial In his book The Holocaust born of the terrible revelation that the Jadwiga Concentration Camp was the site of his famil

  • Title: QB VII
  • Author: Leon Uris
  • ISBN: 9780553270945
  • Page: 152
  • Format: Mass Market Paperback
  • In Queen s Bench Courtroom Number Seven, famous author Abraham Cady stands trial In his book The Holocaust born of the terrible revelation that the Jadwiga Concentration Camp was the site of his family s extermination Cady shook the consciousness of the human race He also named eminent surgeon Sir Adam Kelno as one of Jadwiga s most sadistic inmate doctors Kelno has deIn Queen s Bench Courtroom Number Seven, famous author Abraham Cady stands trial In his book The Holocaust born of the terrible revelation that the Jadwiga Concentration Camp was the site of his family s extermination Cady shook the consciousness of the human race He also named eminent surgeon Sir Adam Kelno as one of Jadwiga s most sadistic inmate doctors Kelno has denied this and brought furious charges Now unfolds Leon Uris s riveting courtroom drama one of the great fictional trials of the century.

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    1. Leon Uris

      Leon Marcus Uris August 3, 1924 June 21, 2003 was an American novelist, known for his historical fiction and the deep research that went into his novels His two bestselling books were Exodus, published in 1958, and Trinity, in 1976 Leon Uris was born in Balti, Maryland, the son of Jewish American parents Wolf William and Anna Blumberg Uris His father, a Polish born immigrant, was a paperhanger, then a storekeeper William spent a year in Palestine after World War I before entering the United States He derived his surname from Yerushalmi, meaning man of Jerusalem His brother Aron, Leon Uris uncle, took the name Yerushalmi He was basically a failure, Uris later said of his father He went from failure to failure Uris attended schools in Norfolk, Virginia and Balti, but never graduated from high school, after having failed English three times At age seventeen, while in his senior year of high school, the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor and Uris enlisted in the United States Marine Corps He served in the South Pacific as a radioman in combat at Guadalcanal, Tarawa, and New Zealand from 1942 through 1945 While recuperating from malaria in San Francisco, he met Betty Beck, a Marine sergeant they married in 1945.Coming out of the service, he worked for a newspaper, writing in his spare time In 1950, Esquire magazine bought an article, and he began to devote himself to writing 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.S 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 Later he went on to write The Angry Hills, a novel set in war time Greece.According to one source, in the early 1950 s he was hired by an American public relations firm to go to Israel and soak up the atmosphere and create a novel about it That novel would be Exodus, which came out in 1958 and became his best known work Others say that Uris, motivated by an intense interest in Israel, financed his own research for the novel by selling the film rights in advance to MGM and writing articles about the Sinai campaign It is said that the book involved two years of research, and involved thousands of interviews Exodus illustrated the history of Palestine from the late 19th century through the founding of the state of Israel in 1948 It was a worldwide best seller, translated into a dozen languages, and was made into a feature film in 1960, starring Paul Newman, directed by Otto Preminger, as well as into a short lived Broadway musical 12 previews, 19 performances in 1971 Uris novel Topaz was adapted for the screen and directed by Alfred Hitchcock.Uris subsequent works included Mila 18, a story of the Warsaw ghetto uprising Armageddon A Novel of Berlin, which reveals the detailed work by British and American intelligence services in planning for the occupation and pacification of post WWII Germany Trinity, an epic novel about Ireland s struggle for independence QB VII, a novel about the role of a Polish doctor in a German concentration camp and The Haj, with insights into the history of the Middle East and the secret machinations of foreigners which have led to today s turmoil.He also wrote the screenplays for Battle Cry and Gunfight at the O.K Corral.Uris was married three times to Betty Beck, with whom he had three children, from 1945 through their divorce in 1968 Margery Edwards in 1969, who died a year later, and Jill Peabody in 1970, with whom he had two children, and divorced in 1989.Leon Uris died of renal failure at his Long Island home on Shelter Island, aged 78.Leon Uris s papers can be found at the Ransom Center, University of Texas in Austin The collection includes all of Uris s novels, with the exception of The Haj and Mitla Pass, as well as manus

    355 thoughts on “QB VII”

    1. ¿Qué puedo decir? A pesar de que la primera parte me gustó mucho por lo imprevisto de la situación (Uris es un genio a la hora de describir un lugar o una situación), el juicio se me hizo eterno; quizá por el realismo con que lo describe. De todas maneras, es atroz leer sobre lo que pasó en el campo de prisioneros de Jadwiga (uno de los peores por los experimentos que se hacían con los prisioneros)

    2. I don't like to be contradictory, but this book is not a contrived situation for Leon Uris to make a point. It's based on a lawsuit taken against Uris himself. The basic plot involves a doctor bringing suit for slander against a Jewish author who mentions him, in a work of fiction, as being a Nazi collaborator. Since the story takes place in England, we learn much about the British legal system and the meaning of the word slander. There's plenty of tension, a satisfying ending, and a lot of tang [...]

    3. Leon Uris writes a story that reaches out in the first pages and grabs you. There is no worry over the numbers of pages here; you thank the stars that it HAS heft because you don't want to finish this one. I learned more about medicine, law, the holocaust, Judaism, life changes, and what time will and won't heal than I ever thought possible in this book. Some books you live with for a while; this was some quality time.

    4. Strange how memory plays tricks. I read this book first probably in the late 70s and all I remembered before I started reading it again was that it was a court case that described explicitly what a Polish surgeon did in a concentration camp during WW II.Actually, that's only about a third of the book, perhaps less. But obviously that left the most lasting impression.Following a visit to Auschwitz, I decided to read this book again after some 35 years and did not regret my decision.

    5. Warning: raw pessimism ahead.So, this is a fairly unique read. Quick, how many Holocaust-related courtroom dramas can you think of? Okay, Judgment at Nuremberg? Was that a book in addition to being a movie? I'll allow it.The point is, there aren't that many. This is one of those serious books that nevertheless has a touch of playfulness, if only in the kind of narrative magic trick being pulled. You first get a depiction of Dr. Adam Kelno as a pretty cool guy. Hey, he's a Polish doctor. What, h [...]

    6. For a book which details how a person will respond to evil, there is nothing better.Adam Kelno, well-known, knighted, accomplished, a brilliant doctor who once worked in a Polish concentration camp, has been libeled by a writer. Accused of performing 'unnecessary' surgeries on hundreds of concentration camp inmates, he retaliates with a lawsuit.Abraham Cady, writer of both great fiction (and trashy) is the accuser. In his new novel, Holocaust, he mentions, very briefly, that Adam Kelno didn't pe [...]

    7. QB VII (Queen's Bench Court #7) is a courtroom drama set in London in 1967. It is based on a real-life libel case against Uris himself, when in 1964 he was sued by Dr. Wladislaw Dering. Dr. Dering had sued the writer over claims made in his earlier novel Exodus that he had been involved in medical experiments in Auschwitz.The topic in question is about the sterilization experiments that were performed mainly upon the Jews (and at times, others) that took place in the fictional Jadwiga Concentrat [...]

    8. Almost didn't want to read this because of it's obscure title, and length. So glad I finally read it. Some books you forget right away; this one will stick with me for awhile. The author uses his talent to weave an emotional roller coaster that sets up the libel trial with the reader knowing both plaintiff and defendant intimately. It's a gripping novel to the very end as the reader struggles to find out the truth. While some parts are awful and graphic, I think any matter relating to the Holoca [...]

    9. This is a story about a Polish man Adam Kelno who was accused of the war crime of doing improper surgeries, for example, without the use of anesthetic or removing healthy people’s reproductive organs during WWII in a Polish concentration camp. After he was tried and found not guilty he fled to remote jungle village with his family to escape what he claimed were the Jews and communists trying to discredit him as a doctor. During his time in hiding the book The Holocaust, was written by the accl [...]

    10. I was very disappointed. With a subject matter as interesting as this, it should have been a great book. The courtroom scenes are when this book comes alive, but they only get started around page 250, which is more than halfway in. The pages until then are spent developing the background of the two principal characters. Despite this, I feel neither character ever becomes anything more than a two dimensional cliché: the Polish, Jew-hating doctor with the explosive temper, and the misogynistic, J [...]

    11. This has been on my to read list for a long time. I was totally disappointed in it. It was a contrived situation to give Uris opportunity for a sermon. The situation could be compared to OJ Simpson bringing suit against the Goldman family for defaming him, while knowing all the time he was guilty. I don't think that will happen. Neither do I think a war criminal would go to court to clear his name because of an obscur paragraph in a book mentioning someone with the same last name. A guilty man w [...]

    12. This book kept me turning the pages, and even more important, kept me thinking. Leon Uris creates two sympathetic characters at odds with each other -- both protagonists and antagonists, each of them. Whose side to be on? Who to believe?This novel deals honestly with human nature under the most dire circumstances. Would you hurt a stranger, a friend -- a loved one? Of course not. What if your own life were at stake? Would you spare another, even if it meant your own death? In this case, a concen [...]

    13. Uris writes books that are just hard to put down.He grabs you and just will not let go. This too I read when it first came out.

    14. The title refers to a courtroom drama, but it takes a few zillion pages for that to start. I think this is a novel that in style and substance might have been much more interesting when it came out, but it feels simultaneously heavy-handed and confused to me. I don't feel like the doctor's character held together well, or that the set-up for the lawsuit even made that much sense. I understand it's somewhat autobiographical (for the author part), so the issue is that reality is absurd, but that's [...]

    15. is is a book I read for my Contemporary Novel class in high school and I need to re-read it again now with an adult mind. I remember it's impact on me then.I can only imagine it's impact NOWbut I need to re-read this for my kids too. For somedayey will read it tooExcellent opportunity to read this book againy now with an adult mind. It's probably been 25 years since I read this novel for a Lit class in High School. I didn't recall much either about the book before starting it againother than tha [...]

    16. This is the story of a trial in Queen's Bench Courtroom Number Seven of a famous author Abraham Cady against the surgeon Adam Kelno who acted in the Polish concentration camp of Jadwiga.Like Nuremberg's trial, this books will reveal all atrocities committed by the Nazis, specially against the Jews.5* Trinity4* QB VIITR The Haj

    17. Extremely well written, though the details of what went on in a Nazi prison camp are gruesome to say the least. This story is based on Uris' own court case over the book "Exodus."An amazing tale!

    18. Second time with this book Leon Uris is one of the best authors I have read, so I wanted to retread some of his books. This one did not disappoint.

    19. This was a gripping story that had me at the edge of my seat. I keep trying to write a review for this book, but the words can't do it justice. A must read.

    20. Majdak u predgovoru - Urisa naziva pučkim piscem - za šire mase, lako shvatljivog i bez neke prevelike visoko umjetničke vrijednosti. Možda je taj epitet "pučki" previše strog, ali Uris definitivno odiše lakoćom i ne prevelikom težinom u pisanju; bilo da se to odnosi na samu strukturu rečenica ili samim tehnikama pisanja (iako u samom djelu imamo 3 dijela - priče odvojene - koje se na kraju spajaju u jednu cjelinu koja kulminira). Sama radnja kao i stil su jednostavni, a problematika [...]

    21. Halfway through this book you will turn ashen, tears will threaten to flow, and a burning knot will form in your throat. There's not much else I can say. Years ago while on a business trip to Vienna I visited a small Jewish museum on a small street not far from the opulent grander that's so visited by tourists. The museum happened to be showing a documentary of medical experiments / atrocities committed during the Holocaust. I could not sit through it and left. I'm happy to say that I finished t [...]

    22. QB VII by Leon Uris is a well written book that combine's strong character development (the back stories of the protagonist and the antagonist were well written), memorable mental imagery, understandable dialogue, a plot that rushes with tension towards the final climax, and some interesting historical facts and historical/cultural background, all mixed together in a literary masterpiece by Leon Uris. QB VII is an outstanding historical thriller keeps the narrative flowing smoothly in a way that [...]

    23. I read many of Leon Uris's books as a teenager. This book was first published in 1970. Two of his books, QB VII and Mila 18 in particular, made a huge impact on my young mind. The storytelling is superb, and these two stories were so compelling, so painful, and so true to history even though they are fictional accounts of those times. I recommend both of them to anyone who wants to know what life was really like for some people during WWII.

    24. This book was so depressing. It made me really sad. I read it a long time ago and I remember it so well and it still makes me sad. I remember going into our back yard and laying in the grass and staring at grass and think of all the horrible things that had been done to people in the book.

    25. Finally finished. A very good book, but some of the passages about the concentration camp were difficult to get through because of what they described. My first Leon Uris book, reminded me of Jeffrey Archer novels of wide scope, such as Kane & Abel, and As the Crow Flies

    26. An amazing courtroom drama that left me questioning the true nature of justice. I was unable to put this book down.

    27. Bottom line, this never should have been published. It is unquestionably one of the worst books I've ever read in my entire life---worse than books that merely have stupid plots or challenged writing, because those are just superficial flaws of superficial books. No, QB VII is the worst kind of book in that it was written by a talented author, yet it insults, manipulates and proselytizes ad nauseum.If you believe the inside cover, you'll pick up this book thinking you're going to hear the story [...]

    28. According to my records I read “QB VII” in 1979 with a comment about how good it was. I have read all of Uris’s books except “Battle Cry”. My favorite Leon Uris books are “Exodus,” “Mila 18” and “QB VII.” It was after I had read QB VII I discovered the book was a fictionalization of a libel suit which grew out of the publication of the book “Exodus”. On page 155 Uris named a Polish physician Wladislaw Dering M.D. whom he asserted performed experimental surgery on human [...]

    29. A Polish doctor sues an author over a passage in his book about the Holocaust. It stated he performed medical experiments on Jewish prisoners. Uris went through a similar trial and the book is based on his experienes.

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