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My Glorious Brothers

ISBN: 9781402237959

By: Howard Fast

Published: 11/15/2011

The strength of five brothers will define a nation.

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"Fast is at his best as a storyteller" – Christian Science Monitor The strength of five brothers will define a nation. My Glorious Brothers is the epic story of perhaps the most breathtaking chapter in the history of Israel, a stirring tale of courage for those who like to find meaning for today's world in the great events of history. After witnessing a ransacked and desecrated Jerusalem, Simon and his four brothers – soon to be known and revered as the Maccabees – rise to lead an earthshaking rebellion. Their tale has almost no parallel in human history. Theirs was the will, fire, and unbending spirit that inspired the timeless rite of Hanukkah, transforming a society of farmers and scholars into an unconquerable army that would wage the first modern fight for freedom and the first victory for religious freedom. Master storyteller Howard Fast recounts the story of great battles, brutal atrocities, and undying love and loyalty. But it is also a sensitive and sure picture of a people and an age, in which the mood of a small but spirited segment of humanity two thousand years ago is recreated with gripping authenticity. PRAISE FOR HOWARD FAST: "Emotional, exciting, and entertaining." – Philadelphia Inquirer "Relentless pace of events...real experience leaping full-bodied from Fast's imagination!" – New York Times

About the Author

Howard Fast

Born in 1914, Howard Fast published over 53 novels, including numerous New York Times bestsellers. His most famous novels included Spartacus, Freedom Road, Citizen Tom Paine, April Morning, The Crossing, The Unvanquished, My Glorious Brothers, and the three generation family saga beginning with The Immigrants. Nineteen of his works became movies.

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A little more than a century and a half before the birth of Christ, a handful of Jewish farmers in Palestine rose against the Syrian-Greek conquerors who had occupied their land.

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Format: Paperback

Dimensions
Length: 8 in
Width: 5.25 in
Weight: 1587.00 oz
Page Count: 272 pages

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