The protagonist is a 50ish year old career naval officer who is sent to Berlin prior to WWII. He is an astute observer and is knowledgeable about war strategy. The Winds of War: A Novel [Herman Wouk] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. The Winds of War [Herman Wouk] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Follows the various members of the Henry family as they become.

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Dec 05, Scott Axsom rated it really liked it. I was sad to turn the last page, although since we were only at Pearl Harbor, I knew we still had a ways to go. Readers later discover that Natalie and Slote are also close friends of Windz Tudsbury from their time in Paris together.

The Winds of War

Holocaust TV Mini-Series I have the second book and look forward to starting it soon. What I think I admired most about this epic story is Herman Wouk’s ability to create so many different characters, while giving each their own distinct voices and personas–the actual historical figures as well as Wouk’s own creations.

I know this is a book review, but the mini-series played wjnds big part in why I read this and so I must digress a bit. Quotes from The Winds of War. Each character’s hermman beautifully portrays different angles to the same situation is very unique to Herman’s writing.

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Warren Henry 7 episodes, But I enjoyed every bit hermab it. This was my first time reading Wouk and I understand his popularity.

I would have liked it more if it hadn’t turned so blatantly into a soap-opera. If not him, then one of his two sons or the Jastrows. I have read many, many books about the war since.


Make the book too historical, and you might as well append some footnotes, and make it nonfiction. I had so many preconceived ideas about how this book should sound. Such things happened, and they happened to many families, and it is something of this that Wouk manages to convey in his book, while maintaining a high level of historical accuracy.

In the television version, he also meets German General Armin von Roon. While almost everything that happens in the book has some parallel in actual events, having all these things happen to one family is a bit too much. View all 5 comments.

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The submarine scenes are really good, though. Those fictional “excerpts” from the also fictional German general’s memoirs placed at the start of each part and before certain chapters are obviously just an excuse to indulge in lecturing on history and Germany and America’s role in WWII. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. I can relate to this, since I feel that Americans are more genuine than most.

Through their adventures and struggles we see events in Berlin during the late s, we experience the sho I have read both The Winds of War and its sequel, War and Remembrance numerous times, though this is the first time I have listened to either.

There were whole sections “cut” from a German General’s book that Pug translated. Maybe because this windd a much longer audio?

It is quite long and the sequel wra even longer.

Winston Churchill 4 episodes, When his flight is approaching Pearl Harbor, they receive the message that an attack is under way. While the texts provide the reader with a German outlook on the war, Henry occasionally inserts notes as counterpoints to some of von Roon’s statements.


Hermann Goering 6 episodes, Werner Kreindl But this actually resonated with me – with many of those “big wigs,” when they find a person, regardless of rank or circumstance, that they can trust As a Jew he wants Nazism stopped, for obvious reasons, but he resents secular culture and secular values.

Enter the Henry family, headed by career naval officer Victor “Pug” Henry. There is too much to say. I would highly recommend this book to anyone. Most of the characters are under constant duress, but none of them curse.

And I could go on with examples of the wisdom of Wouk. I’m going to be thinking about this book for a long time. It’s a long book, and I kept waiting for some intrigue, some duplicity, some action to liven up the story, but it never occurred.

Everything that works against The Winds of War can, in the right frame of mind, be seen as advantageous. In my opinion, the only way a book can meet all of these requirements is for the author to portray intriguing, complicated and flawed characters.

Her father dies of a heart attack upon hearing of the invasion of Norway and Denmark on April 9, I love it even more on DVD! Woku book is very good on the World War II in the years from At times, he’s able to deftly weave his factoids into the narrative.