The Winds of War

Version: Unabridged
Author: Herman Wouk
Narrator: Kevin Pariseau
Genres: Fiction & Literature, Historical Fiction, Classics
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
Published In: December 2012
# of Units: 38 CDs
Length: 37 hours, 40 minutes
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Overview

Herman Wouk's sweeping epic of World War II, which begins with The Winds of War and continues in War and Remembrance, stands as the crowning achievement of one of America's most celebrated storytellers. Like no other books about the war, Wouk's spellbinding narrative captures the tide of global events ? and 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 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 First-rate storytelling.? ? New York Times 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 Inquirer 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

Author Details

Author Details

Wouk, Herman

Herman Wouk began his career as a gag writer for radio comedians in New York City in 1934. He has won numerous awards for his work, including the Pulitzer Prize in fiction for the classic "The Caine Mutiny." Other bestsellers include "Marjorie Morningstar, The Winds of War, War and Remembrance, The Hope, " and "The Glory." He lives in California and Georgetown.