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War and Remembrance (The Henry Family, #2) 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 MaelstromThe 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 In Trade Paperback This book was my life for a good 2 months and I will never be the same I read this before Winds of War which is actually supposed to be first I would recommend reading them in order, but I do believe that War and Remembrance is slightly better It s the story of a family during WWII, and you grow to absolutely care about everyone, and really understand all the complexities and personality flaws of the characters Some are in America, some are in Europe, some feel strongly against Hitler, some This book was my life for a good 2 months and I will never be the same I read this before Winds of War which is actually supposed to be first I would recommend reading them in order, but I do believe that War and Remembrance is slightly better It s the story of a family during WWII, and you grow to absolutely care about everyone, and really understand all the complexities and personality flaws of the characters Some are in America, some are in Europe, some feel strongly against Hitler, some aren t sure, some are fighting, some are waiting, some are suffering, some are stuck in Europe, some are in love, some are out of love, some are cheating, some are faithful till the end, some are hunted, some are hunting I could go on This mass market paperback I found in a used bookstore was like 1400 pages So be prepared for that The regular paperback is probably 900 100o pages So worth it I read these back in the 80s at the same time a friend of mine did She loved them and sort of aimed me at them we both liked Robert Ludlum, Frederick Forsyth and a few other authors I can t say I liked these as much as she did.This duology concentratedheavily so heavily on the romances and love lives of the characters in these books that I was hardily sick of them by the time I finished The books basically became one long extended soap opera so far as I was concerned The actions of I read these back in the 80s at the same time a friend of mine did She loved them and sort of aimed me at them we both liked Robert Ludlum, Frederick Forsyth and a few other authors I can t say I liked these as much as she did.This duology concentratedheavily so heavily on the romances and love lives of the characters in these books that I was hardily sick of them by the time I finished The books basically became one long extended soap opera so far as I was concerned The actions of the characters were annoying, and by turns predictable or infuriating for example no details here to avoid a spoiler, but one of our female protagonists makes such incomprehensible decisions it came very close to winning the book a flight out the window it was however a library book so I couldn t fling it Slight Spoiler Below Line view spoiler The Jewish young lady manages to get trapped inside Nazi Germany and set up her emotional adultery as her American love serves on a submarine in the war.If I want a soap opera I can watch TV Sonot great hide spoiler War and Remembrance is a legitimate 5 STAR book if there ever was one It is, along with The Winds of War, the Gold Standard of historical fiction for World War II.Readers should seriously consider reading The Winds of War before reading this book for two reasons One, the first book in the dualology is a prequel and the understanding the story and the characters makes reading the second book that muchenjoyable The second reason is to be sure you like how Herman Wouk writes and treats h War and Remembrance is a legitimate 5 STAR book if there ever was one It is, along with The Winds of War, the Gold Standard of historical fiction for World War II.Readers should seriously consider reading The Winds of War before reading this book for two reasons One, the first book in the dualology is a prequel and the understanding the story and the characters makes reading the second book that muchenjoyable The second reason is to be sure you like how Herman Wouk writes and treats history Most people do but if you re one of those ultra picky readers, you may find his canvas too broad, his characters too perfect and his treatment of historical figures too narrow If that s the case, you need not waste your time reading the second book.For me, however, Wouk is a master storyteller and these two books are fantastic They deal with a period of history that is my passion and I certainly tip my hat to Wouk for his thoughtful and thorough research For wonderful thought provoking entertainment and a history lesson all rolled into one, these two books are the best you can get John E NevolaAuthor of The Last Jump A Novel of World War II I came across this book from my youth at a flea market down the street on a walk with my daughter, and despite the fact that it is the second in the series, I had the impulse to snatch it up to see if I would enjoy it as much as I had in junior high It turns out that I did.Historical fiction, when written well, has a way of creating lasting memories of important events in a way that no text book can For anyone interested in World War II, especially the war in the Pacific, this is a great place I came across this book from my youth at a flea market down the street on a walk with my daughter, and despite the fact that it is the second in the series, I had the impulse to snatch it up to see if I would enjoy it as much as I had in junior high It turns out that I did.Historical fiction, when written well, has a way of creating lasting memories of important events in a way that no text book can For anyone interested in World War II, especially the war in the Pacific, this is a great place to firm up your understanding of the chronology of events Especially noteworthy is the Battle of Midway sequence, which is truly a poorly appreciated event during which the future of the world turned on the actions of a very few men and some lucky circumstances Just arrived from Jamaica through BM.A magnificent work of fiction written by Herman Wouk with plenty of historical facts.Among the main historical facts, one should mention the battles of Singapore, Midway unforgettable tale , Leyte Gulf, the Tehran Conference, the sieges of Imphal and Leningrad.Some hints of the Manhattan project has also been provided by the author.I have never heard about The Paradise Ghetto before I have read this book as well as the Great Beautification.It seems the a Just arrived from Jamaica through BM.A magnificent work of fiction written by Herman Wouk with plenty of historical facts.Among the main historical facts, one should mention the battles of Singapore, Midway unforgettable tale , Leyte Gulf, the Tehran Conference, the sieges of Imphal and Leningrad.Some hints of the Manhattan project has also been provided by the author.I have never heard about The Paradise Ghetto before I have read this book as well as the Great Beautification.It seems the author performed a great research work on the scenes in Oswiecim or Auschwitz.A TV series War and Remembrance 1988 was made based on this book.5 Winds of War5 War and RemembranceTBR The Caine MutinyTBR The HopeTBR The Glory I liked Winds of War and I loved reading War and Remembrance This is a historically accurate book describing WWII from Pearl Harbor until the wars conclusion It continues the characters and theme of Winds of War with Pug Henry as the primary character who manages to put himself in many of the critical decision meetings and actions for both the Pacific and the European theatres The action, details and perspectives presented regarding the Doolittle raid, Midway, Guadalcanal and the Battle of Le I liked Winds of War and I loved reading War and Remembrance This is a historically accurate book describing WWII from Pearl Harbor until the wars conclusion It continues the characters and theme of Winds of War with Pug Henry as the primary character who manages to put himself in many of the critical decision meetings and actions for both the Pacific and the European theatres The action, details and perspectives presented regarding the Doolittle raid, Midway, Guadalcanal and the Battle of Leyte Gulf were excellent I have read many books on WWII but Wouk made several observations that I had not heard before, such as that the Doolittle raid pushed the Japanese into speeding up the timetable for Midway such that they did not implement their new codes until just before the battle, a crucial reason we knew they were coming The fiasco in leadership on both sides at Leyte Gulf was an eye opener as well In Europe, the odd German attempt at control information at the Paradise concentration camp is told along with the gruesome mass killing of Jews at Auschwitz There are love interests in War and Remembrance that are somewhat less central to the story than they were in Winds of War As would be expected in a War story, some characters reach there end at the hands of the enemy It is a tribute to Wouk s character development that the reader feels a loss when these interesting characters meet their maker This is the best book that I have read in over a year I give War and Remembrance a must read This wasn t supposed to be my Holocaust spring Who needs such a thing But Bloodlands was on hold for months and months I finally got it War and Remembrance was on my cousin s bookshelf, an old mass market paperback, 1400 pages of pure pulp that I d promised to read if an easy opportunity arose By the end my head was filled with battleships and cattle cars and the sheer brutality of the 20th century it left me feeling edgy and tearful.Herman Wouk is an interesting writer, mixing history, re This wasn t supposed to be my Holocaust spring Who needs such a thing But Bloodlands was on hold for months and months I finally got it War and Remembrance was on my cousin s bookshelf, an old mass market paperback, 1400 pages of pure pulp that I d promised to read if an easy opportunity arose By the end my head was filled with battleships and cattle cars and the sheer brutality of the 20th century it left me feeling edgy and tearful.Herman Wouk is an interesting writer, mixing history, reportage, and character driven narrative into a frothy, as it happened account of WWII He was a better writer in The Caine Mutiny, certainly wartime service aboard a naval ship in the Pacific gave his observations a primary reliability rarely achieved in WR or The Winds of War, and nothing in these latter books impacted me as much as CM s astonishing conclusions on the requirements of service and the nature of command.Still, the War books have several things going for them First, they are immensely readable and, where length becomes a burden, skimmable Secondly, Wouk wrote them late, in the 1970s, and touches upon the dichotomies of American hegemony Cold War, the middle east, genocide which came to dominate the second half of the 20th century As a Jew looking at America, as an American looking at the world, and as a writer looking into himself, Wouk lays out a vast array of material to ponder, and does a wonderful job of getting out of the way.Now I must have a Jane Austen chaser This review covers both books in this story of World War II, The Winds of War and War and Remembrance Together they follow the experience and growth of Victor Henry, a U.S Navy Officer, his family, and the many people they meet American and otherwise in the great events of that global conflict As with all great novels, these books are not meant merely to entertain, but to teach and communicate something of the human condition Here, the auther attempts to reveal the depth of human goodnes This review covers both books in this story of World War II, The Winds of War and War and Remembrance Together they follow the experience and growth of Victor Henry, a U.S Navy Officer, his family, and the many people they meet American and otherwise in the great events of that global conflict As with all great novels, these books are not meant merely to entertain, but to teach and communicate something of the human condition Here, the auther attempts to reveal the depth of human goodness and evil to document the human ability to strive, to suffer, to hurt, and to love and to show the final virtue in individual goodness I sometimes feel like placid, comfortable lives tend to obscure humanity there is no need for greatness and no opportunity This is also dealt with in the story, for though the events of this story take place during a world war, a relatively small part of the book takes place during actual combat All in all, this is a masterful work, equally attractive to those who enjoy romance and those who enjoy battle In my mind it stands with War and Peace as one of the greatest novels of all time Blecccch There isn t aunbelievable, unappealing, sexless romance than that of Pamela and Pug Fortunately, a few of the characters I disliked in The Winds of War have redeemed themselves or at least becomeinteresting and less obnoxious The only woman who comes off with any growth or dignity is Natalie, and she only ends up that way through unimaginable suffering Pamela is a pathetic martyr, Rhoda is a selfish, dishonest twit, Madeleine is ignored through most of the book, and Ja Blecccch There isn t aunbelievable, unappealing, sexless romance than that of Pamela and Pug Fortunately, a few of the characters I disliked in The Winds of War have redeemed themselves or at least becomeinteresting and less obnoxious The only woman who comes off with any growth or dignity is Natalie, and she only ends up that way through unimaginable suffering Pamela is a pathetic martyr, Rhoda is a selfish, dishonest twit, Madeleine is ignored through most of the book, and Janice turns into a slut except at the end, when she turns into a frumpy former slut Reading both novels back to back, I started out reading von Roon s excerpts, but ended up skimming them at the end, only reading Victor s notes I also skimmed the Leyte Gulf chapters as they were technically and historically thorough, but did not contain much plot I enjoy Wouk s attention to naval detail, but at the same time this portion went too far in that direction


About the Author: Herman Wouk

Herman Wouk is a bestselling, Pulitzer Prize winning Jewish American author with a number of notable novels to his credit, including The Caine Mutiny, The Winds of War, and War and Remembrance.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 Herman Wouk is a bestselling, Pulitzer Prize winning Jewish American author with a number of notable novels to his credit, including The Caine Mutiny, The Winds of War, and War and Remembrance.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 a B.A from Columbia University in 1934, where he was a member of the Pi Lambda Phi fraternity and studied under philosopher Irwin Edman Soon thereafter, he became a radio dramatist, working in David Freedman s Joke Factory and later with Fred Allen for five years and then, in 1941, for the United States government, writing radio spots to sell war bonds He lived a fairly secular lifestyle in his early 20s before deciding to return to atraditional Jewish way of life, modeled after that of his grandfather, in his mid 20s.Wouk joined the United States Navy and served in the Pacific Theater, an experience he later characterized as educational I learned about machinery, I learned how men behaved under pressure, and I learned about Americans Wouk served as an officer aboard two destroyer minesweepers DMS , the USS Zane and USS Southard, becoming executive officer of the latter He started writing a novel, Aurora Dawn, during off duty hours aboard ship Wouk sent a copy of the opening chapters to Irwin Edman who quoted a few pages verbatim to a New York editor The result was a publisher s contract sent to Wouk s ship, then off the coast of Okinawa The novel was published in 1947 and became a Book of the Month Club main selection His second novel, City Boy, proved to be a commercial disappointment at the time of its initial publication in 1948.While writing his next novel, Wouk read each chapter as it was completed to his wife, who remarked at one point that if they didn t like this one, he d better take up another line of work a line he would give to the character of the editor Jeannie Fry in his 1962 novel Youngblood Hawke The novel, The Caine Mutiny 1951 , went on to win the Pulitzer Prize A huge best seller, drawing from his wartime experiences aboard minesweepers during World War II, The Caine Mutiny was adapted by the author into a Broadway play called The Caine Mutiny Court Martial, and was later made into a film, with Humphrey Bogart portraying Lt Commander Philip Francis Queeg, captain of the fictional USS Caine Some Navy personnel complained at the time that Wouk had taken every twitch of every commanding officer in the Navy and put them all into one character, but Captain Queeg has endured as one of the great characters in American fiction.He married Betty Sarah Brown in 1945, with whom he had three sons Abraham, Nathanial, and Joseph He became a fulltime writer in 1946 to support his growing family His first born son, Abraham Isaac Wouk, died in a tragic accident as a child Wouk later dedicated War and Remembrance 1978 to him with the Biblical words, He will destroy death forever In 1998, Wouk received the Guardian of Zion Award.Wouk is still alive as of March 2014 and living in California


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