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The Winds of War

The Winds of War

Like no other masterpiece of historical fiction, Herman Wouk’s sweeping epic of World War II is the great novel of America’s Greatest Generation.
Wouk’s spellbinding narrative captures the tide of global events, as well as all the drama, romance, heroism, and tragedy of World War II, as it immerses us in the lives of a single American family drawn into the very center of the war’s maelstrom.
The Winds of War and its sequel War and Remembrance stand as the crowning achievement of one of America’s most celebrated storytellers.
The #1 New York Times bestseller.
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Genre: Fiction / Fiction / Historical

On Sale: November 15th 2008

Price: $12.99 / $16.99 (CAD)

Page Count: 885

ISBN-13: 9780316050098

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Reader Reviews


"Readers are going to be caught up in the excitement and sheer clinical force of this powerful story....A little period of history...and come away richer for the memories."—James A. Michener
"First-rate storytelling."—New York Times
"Compelling....A panoramic, engrossing story."—Atlantic Monthly
"The Winds of War gives more vivid pictures of the principal leaders of the war than military and political history could. Fiction is better than history at showing 'how it really was' where matters of human character are concerned."—Political Science Quarterly
"With the whole world as its setting, The Winds of War tells the intimate story of an American family-a Navy family-caught up in the vortex of world conflict....World history comes to life at a personal, eyewitness level."—Philadelphia Enquirer
"Hypnotically readable....Wouk is a matchless storyteller with a gift for characterization, an ear for convincing dialogue, and a masterful grasp of what was at stake in World War II."—San Francisco Chronicle
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