War and Remembrance - Volume One Author:Herman Wouk War and Remembrance is a historical romance. The subject is World War II, the viewpoint American. — "Either war is finished, or we are." — I have put this theme in the colors and motion of fiction art, so that "he who runs may read," and remember what happened in the worst world catastrophe. As to the history...I trust that knowing readers will fi... more »nd it has been presented responsibly and with care.
These two linked novels (Volumes 1 and 2) tend to one conclusion: that war is an old habit of thought, an old frame of mind, and old political technique, that must now pass as human sacrifce and human slavery have passed. I have faith that the human spirit will prove equal to the long heavy task of ending war. Against the pessimistic mood of our time, I think that the human spirit -- for all its dark side that I here portray -- is in essence heroic. The adventures narrated in this romance aim to show that essence in action.
The beginning of the end of War lies in Remebrance. -- Herman Wouk« less