The Winds of War

The Winds of War

Book - 1971
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A Masterpiece of Historical Fiction-The Great Novel of America's "Greatest Generation" Herman Wouk's sweeping epic of World War II, which begins with The Winds of War and continues in War and Remembrance, stands as the crowning achievement of one of America's most celebrated storytellers. Like no other books about the war, Wouk's spellbinding narrative captures the tide of global events-and all the drama, romance, heroism, and tragedy of World War II-as it immerses us in the lives of a single American family drawn into the very center of the war's maelstrom.
Publisher: Boston : Little, Brown, c1971
ISBN: 9780316955003
0316955000
9780316955164
0316955167
Characteristics: 885 p

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Bududo
Apr 07, 2019

First rate historical fiction. The challenge with historical fiction is to create active & dynamic characters in the middle of the action but without perturbing the events. The author has managed to do exactly that by providing accounts of Italy prior to war with America, Poland prior to and during the German invasion, Berlin and certain German political & military figures prior to the war, London and certain British political & military figures prior to America's entry in the war, Moscow and certain Soviet political & military figures during the German invasion, and finally Washington and certain American political & military figures prior to Pearl Harbor. We get portraits of Roosevelt, Churchill, Hitler, Stalin, and some top American military figures. Aside from the history, there are subplots of family relationships & life.

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WoodneathLaura
Feb 09, 2019

Epic story of one family's adventures during the lead-up to World War II. The father is the US ambassador to Germany, so they are uniquely situated to be involved with some of the most important events of those momentous days. Sequel is War and Remembrance.

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jimwilson11
Dec 03, 2013

I will pick up at Hampton Branch when notified. Thanks.

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alpaca85
Sep 17, 2012

Intensely entertaining, epically grand in scale, yet small in scope. A great read by an even greater author.

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RichardPaul
Apr 16, 2011

The Winds of War ----
by Herman Wouk c - 1971 ----

This book is a very good Read!

The story came out within my first year of Military Service. ----

Everyone was reading it! ----

Enjoy! ----

RichardPaul

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Apr 16, 2011

RichardPaul thinks this title is suitable for 17 years and over

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