The Winds of War Author:Herman Wouk The Winds of War has the planet itself for a stage, and the adventures of a dozen characters for its central action. Thrown together in the vortex of war are the Henrys, an American naval family; Natalie Jastrow, an American Jewish girl living in Europe with her uncle, a famous expatriate author; and Alistair Tudsbury, a British war corresponden... more »t, and his WAAF daughter Pamela. Around these main figures, and the people close to them, swirl scores of sharply defined minor players in a vast ever-mounting tide of human spectacle and drama.
The Winds of War produces in the reader an intimate feeling of participation, an eyewitness's tingling consciousness of living through great and terrible days, an overpowering sense that "this is how it was." In Herman Wouk's distinguished career, this novel is a crowning work.« less