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The Winds of War
The Winds of War
Author: Herman Wouk
Book Description: — In this massive novel, Pulitzer Prize winner Herman Wouk recreates the most dramatic years of the twentieth century - 1939-1941, when the world's nations decended reluctantly but inexorably into the maelstrom of World War II. The Winds of War pulses with the life of those terrific days - vast battle scenes, love affairs in for...  more »
ISBN-13: 9780671672874
ISBN-10: 0671672878
Publication Date: 5/1/1989
  • Currently 4.1/5 Stars.

4.1 stars, based on 16 ratings
Publisher: Pocket
Book Type: Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover
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scrapbooklady avatar reviewed The Winds of War on + 472 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 2
"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.
cocoamomo avatar reviewed The Winds of War on + 83 more book reviews
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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!
rooneyann avatar reviewed The Winds of War on + 23 more book reviews
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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.
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kellilee avatar reviewed The Winds of War on + 66 more book reviews
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.
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The signature novel of World War Two. I read it thirty years ago- very powerful stuff. You youngsters out there have not experienced a world war. (Thank you Lord.) You should read this book uncritically- this is the way it really was.
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A classic I read long ago and loved and enjoyed rereading.

Vast battle scenes, love affairs in foreign lands, danger, honor, passions and courage. From Hitler to Roosevelt, stalin and Churchill. Lots of action.


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