"War and Remembrance" is the sequel to "The Winds of War". A slow, long read but well worth it.
Herman Wouk is a great writer. With War and Remembrance and its predecessor, The Winds of War, He sealed his reputation as a great writer of historical fiction. Unlike such writers as Leon Uris, who tends to create heroic larger than life heroes and James Michener, who skimps on characterization altogether, Wouk creates brilliantly real figures who seem to live, breath and sometimes die. Whereas the Winds of War covers the period from just prior to the German invasion of Poland in Sept. 1939 through Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941, War and Remembrance covers the period from after Pearl through the surrender of Japan in August 1945. As with the previous book, Wouk blends his fictional characters with real figures such as Roosevelt, Churchill, Stalin and Hitler.
1382 pages that are the 2nd part to Herman Wouk's "The Winds of War." Great book for a trip or an adventure into the WWII era.
This hefty classic has seen some wear, particularly on its cover. Like with the other books I post, it has been registered at BookCrossing.com so that I can enjoy following its travels and the reactions of its readers.
Every one with even a passing interest in WW2 should reasd this book,world history comes alive.
A sweeping historical novel written by a fine captivating author. Very enjoyable reading, and a good education about the drama of WWII.