My Glorious Brothers

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My Glorious Brothers
Cover
First edition cover
Author Howard Fast
Cover artist Alan Haemer
Country United States
Language English
Subject Maccabeean revolt
Genre Historical novel
Published 1948 by Little, Brown
Media type Print
Pages 280 pp
OCLC 1070799
296.981
LC Class PS3511.A784

My Glorious Brothers is a historical novel by the Jewish American novelist Howard Fast, depicting the 167 BC Maccabeean revolt against the Greek-Seleucid Empire. The book, which deals with Jewish independence and self-determination, was published in 1948, during the Israeli War of Independence.

The story takes place in the days before the rebellion, and during the ensuing battles. The heroes of the novel are the Hasmoneans in general, and Judas Maccabeus in particular. In addition to the historical facts, Fast added some personal rivalries among the Maccabean brothers.

A play based on My Glorious Brothers, performed in kibbutz Sarid, 1951.

External links

  • Howard Fast: My Glorious Brothers


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