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War and Remembrance by Herman Wouk
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Jun 25, 12

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Read in June, 2012

I initially read this book when I was in my early 20's and have just finished listening to the audio version of this epic historical fiction... it is the sequel to Winds of War and gives three accounts of world war II... as a narrative, through the family of the fictitious Navy captain Victor Henry, and by the fictitious Nazi army general von Roon. Meticulously researched it is a compelling (albeit somewhat long!) and accurate journey through all aspects of the war... Nazi germany, the pacific theater, the White House, Russia, London, and all points in between.

The two books combined total about 100 hours of listening... a huge committment of time. But if you are able to multitask (drive, do chores) it is well worth the effort. there are thousands of books, movies, TV documentaries devoted to the same subject, but there is probably not one that is so comprehensive as these two books. Mostly well written, although sometimes tedious in detail, these two books combined provide an excellent opportunity for the non-historian to appreciate the complexity of the war.

For those who prefer a visual narrative, two mini-series were made which can be found on Netflix.
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