It is described as a “novel of love, courage, and the triumph of the human spirit,” and it is
that. And much more. In “Masada,” Ernest K. Gann, no stranger to large literary
undertakings, gives the story of the valiant band of Zealots who chose to defy the powerful
occupying Roman machine, and in so doing, of course, surrender their own lives. Three
principal characters--Eleazar, Silva, and Sheva--shape the direction of this novel. Gan...