The Winds of War & War & Remembrance
These two classic works capture the tide of world events even as they unfold the compelling tale of a single American family drawn into the very center of the war's maelstrom.
The multimillion-copy bestsellers that capture 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 i...more
US Naval Captain Victor Henry was actually hoping to soon command a battle ship when he gets sent to Berlin in Germany as a Naval Attache at the American embassy in Berlin...
Read the amazon.com reader's reviews, you will see that this epic is the best story written on WW II from it's beginni ...more
In the first book winds of war I learned a hole lot about what went on, the denial that pervaded many of the people at that time. Many didn't want to see a war coming, and some just couldn't imagine there would ever be one. I don't know why, but many of them actually thought Hitler a reasonable man that wouldn't want to go to war. I have to think this had to do with th ...more
Not only did I submerged into the epic drama of the Jastrow's, Henry's and Leslie Sloat, I've gotten an excellent historical overview of the WWII fro perspective of Allies, Axes. Also, Wouk opened my eyes about chilling indifference towards Jewish plight and stonewalling at State Department and Bermuda Conference.
Herman Wouk was born in New York City into a Jewish family that had emigrated from Russia. After a childhood and adolescence in the Bronx and a high school diploma from Townsend Harris High School, he earned ...more