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'Exodus' Author Leon Uris Dies

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'Exodus' Author Leon Uris Dies

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'Exodus' Author Leon Uris Dies

'Exodus' Author Leon Uris Dies

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Leon Uris, a master of historical fiction, died Saturday of heart failure at his home on Shelter Island, N.Y. Uris was best known for his novel Exodus, which told the story of Jews trying to establish modern Israel. NPR's Michele Norris speaks with Jill Uris about her ex-husband's life and work.

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