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The Winds of War - Herman Wouk
The Winds of War
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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... show more
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.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780316952668 (0316952664)
ASIN: 316952664
Publisher: Back Bay Books
Pages no: 896
Edition language: English
Series: The Henry Family (#1)
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kennethjmcginnis
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0.0 The Winds of War
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Never Read Passively
Never Read Passively rated it
4.0 The Winds of War
When I started this, I planned on reading it this year then waiting a couple years and reading War and Remembrance. Instead, I just bought the second book and I'm starting it immediately. Wouk is a great storyteller. He has an amazing grasp on WWII and is easy to read and understand. His characters ...
Will's Reading List
Will's Reading List rated it
5.0 The Winds of War
If a person should somehow not know anything about America's path to involvement in World War II, there are much worse ways to learn about it than by reading this epic historical novel. Winds is completely successful at capturing, though the Henry family and its closest friends, the gradual envelopi...
The Aussie Zombie
The Aussie Zombie rated it
5.0
On first glance, The Winds of War is an overwhelming book. At 885 pages / 365,879 words and taking place between March 1939 and December 1941, it's both dense in size and in scope. As a comparison, George R.R. Martin's A Game of Thrones is 835 pages / 292,727 words. And yet, I read it in three da...
Peregrinations
Peregrinations rated it
4.0 The Winds of War
Finished. What a saga! It was a fast 45 hours. Great narrator.
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