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.

Author: Kazilar Dugore
Country: Brunei Darussalam
Language: English (Spanish)
Genre: Career
Published (Last): 20 January 2015
Pages: 407
PDF File Size: 5.71 Mb
ePub File Size: 20.95 Mb
ISBN: 529-9-78558-838-7
Downloads: 29342
Price: Free* [*Free Regsitration Required]
Uploader: Negis

The Winds of War

It was followed by a sequel, War and Remembranceinalso based on a novel written by Wouk and also directed and produced by Curtis. The natural authoritarian streak in his nature is at odds with his writing an anti-fascist epic.

This I suppose speaks to how well they’re written The one jarring annoyance was the women characters in this book. Palmer ‘Fred’ Kirby 7 episodes, Meanwhile, Byron is in Italy working as a research assistant to Aaron Jastrow, a famed Jewish writer. What can I say? RooseveltAdolf HitlerPamela Tudsbury I liked this one. I picked this as wunds assigned book report option in high school about 40 years hermab.

THE WINDS OF WAR by Herman Wouk | Kirkus Reviews

Hegman married Betty Sarah Brown inwith whom he had three sons: 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. Eleanor Roosevelt 2 episodes, Pretty close to perfect for me.


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. Wouk’s work is crammed with research.

He lived a fairly secular lifestyle in his early 20s before deciding to return to a more traditional Jewish way of life, modeled after that of his grandfather, in his mids.

You must be a registered user to use the IMDb rating plugin. I am not sure how many real German memoirs this author read before writing, but what he makes the general say is often a blatant strawman argument that seems to be there just so Wouk will have a chance to “counter-argue” and “debunk” supposed apologia and justifications by the vanquished side.

From that point on, he approached me as the character in the script and in playing the devil’s advocate in a prankish attempt to string him along we compounded a tragedy of errors.


Aaron, Natalie, and Natalie’s infant son Louis are trapped in Europe as the war begins. But I enjoyed every bit of it. Be the first to discover new talent!

The characters a This book really lagged in the middle and einds took all of my high hopes with it. Dear readers worldwide, together with Mr. The mix of real and o character works the real charm This time I struggled, though, over a few things.

Valet 2 episodes, Grand Admiral Erich Raeder 6 episodes, The book’s entire length is about how different these people are from each other, and how much do they cross paths despite their nomadic existence. There is a Leo-in- Titanic quality to Pug Henry, so that he’s always turning up at the right place at the right time, allowing him to roll with the titans of the day Look it’s FDR!


Most of the characters are under constant duress, but none of them curse.

The Winds of War – Wikipedia

Sally Forrest 2 episodes, James Ray Wouk presides over this bulging story like some sort of god just as Tolstoy did. S Embassy in Berlin. Search for ” The Winds of War ” on Amazon. The characters are good and overall I do like the story.

Arriving at the base, they see the burning ships, including his own. Jan 07, Negin rated it really liked it Shelves: When Natalie receives the proposal of marriage from Leslie that she has been eagerly awaiting, she realizes that the experience in Poland has changed her heart and that she is now in love with Byron. Aaron Jastrow 7 episodes, Polly Bergen I could never before really understand how one smallish country could so dominate the continent and beyond.

I would have liked it more if it hadn’t turned so blatantly into a soap-opera. Retrieved from ” https: