Title: Mila 18
Author: Uris, Leon
Publisher: Doubleday & Company, Inc., New York
Publication Date: 1961
Edition: First Edition
Book Condition: VG
Comments: “50” written on FFEP. “$100” stamped on bottom edge. Page 3 has a small pen mark. No d-j. Discoloration on top edge. Very minor wear on front and back cover.
Synopsis: As in many other books by Uris, the story is largely told from the standpoint of a newspaperman; in this case, an American-Italian journalist, Christopher de Monti, who is assigned to Warsaw after covering the Spanish civil war. Although meant to be a dispassionate and neutral observer, he meets and becomes intimate with both the Nazi hierarchy and the Jews of Warsaw. He has a passionate affair with the wife of one of the Jewish community leaders, while also dealing with prostitutes provided by the Nazis.
As the ghetto is surrounded and reduced to rubble, he throws in his lot with the gallant defenders. He is one of the few survivors and manages to escape with a young woman, Gabriela Rak, who is pregnant with the child of one of the defenders, Andrei Androfski, a former Polish army officer.