The first of the 2 books Herman Wouk wrote about the WWII era. It's an excellent read and would recommend to anyone interested in that era or WWII. Great read for a vacation or just for fun!
One of the most gripping books I've ever read. Even though you know the history of WWII, you get caught up in the lives of these people.
"The Winds of War" is the longest book I have ever read. I must admit, I was tempted to put it aside, I glad I didn't. It turned out to be an extremely exciting book. Wouk gives a realistic picture of Europe before World War II and the struggles of a military family. I highly recommend it.
This is historical fiction at its finest. Even if you think you know all there is to know about World War II and its impact on American families living in the United States and abroad, think again and read this book. The Winds of War is to World War II what Gone With the Wind is to the Civil War. It expertly blends the history of the war itself with a family saga full of love, lust, disappointment and triumph. This book, however, strikes an even better balance and there is lots more political history. I would also recommend checking out the 1983 miniseries of the book which can be watched instantly on NetFlix. I actually watched as I read and found that the miniseries was a very true adaptation of the novel. Herman Wouk himself wrote the teleplay. On a final note, be warned. The Winds of War ends with lots of question marks making it nearly impossible not to reach for War and Remembrance next.
One of the greatest war novels ever written.
Excellent novel of WWII from the points of view of various American and European characters. One of Wouk's most emotionally gripping sagas.
great historical epic centered around world warII and an american naval family
Days of Hitler, Churchill, Stalin, Roosevelt. An ordinary American naval family, the Henrys, quiet heroism leaves its unforgettable mark on their times.
History buffs will love it!
FROM THE PUBLISHER
Follows the various members of the Henry family as they become involved in the events preceeding America's involvement in World War II and captures all the drama, romance, heroism, and tragedy of the Second World War-and that constitute Wouk's crowning achievement-are available for the first time in trade paperback.
Author Biography: Herman Wouk's acclaimed novels include the Pulitzer-Prize winning The Caine Mutiny; Marjorie Morningstar; Don't Stop the Carnival; Youngblood Hawke; Inside, Outside; The Hope; and The Glory.
This is the best book I have ever read about the time leading up to World War 2,this time period must have been a fearful time to be alive.The actual people are skillfully woven into the story,makes the era come alive
Riviting tale---better than the mini series!
"Crammed with climatic episodes of the war... structured along broad, sweeping lines, impelled by historical sequences and charged with real-life figures, and with the whole world as setting, the novel tells the intimate story of an American family-a Navy family-caught up in the vortex of world conflict... World history comes to life at a personal, eyewitness level. It takes on a behind-the-scenes quality. At the same time we become deeply interested in all the doings of the Henry clan." Philadelphia Inquirer
This is an older book...printed in 1973. My hubby says it's good. a WW2 novel.
relive a period of history and come away richer for the memories.
Follows the various members of the Henry family as they become involved in the events preceeding America's involvement in World War II and captures all the drama, romance, heroism, and tragedy of the Second World War
Time in U.S.and Europe just before WORLD WAR. 1939
#1 NY Times Bestseller
Pulitzer prize winning author