War and Remembrance

War and Remembrance

by Herman Wouk

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A masterpiece of historical fiction and "a journey of extraordinary riches" (New York Times Book Review), War and Remembrance stands as perhaps the great novel of America's "Greatest Generation."
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 maelstrom.

The 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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780316097765
Publisher: Little, Brown and Company
Publication date: 01/30/2010
Series: Winds of War Series , #2
Sold by: Hachette Digital, Inc.
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 14,105
File size: 2 MB

About the Author

Herman Wouk’s acclaimed novels include the Pulitzer Prize–winning The Caine Mutiny; Marjorie Morningstar; Don’t Stop the Carnival; Youngblood Hawke; The Winds of War; War and Remembrance; Inside, Outside; The Hope; and The Glory.

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War and Remembrance 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 84 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The above rating is for the nook book edition and applies only to the manuscript. The manuscript contains misspellings throughout the book. For the most part I am able to guess the correct word, but there are multiple locations where I am not. The convenience of not lugging around a 1300 page novel is great, but it would be even greater to have the manuscript typed correctly. If it were possible, I would return the ebook and buy the hardcopy.
Guest More than 1 year ago
The second half of Herman Wouk's World War II epic picks up literally where ''The Winds of War'' left off, and follows its enormous cast of characters as they continue to bounce around the globe, emotionally connecting readers to the losses and triumphs of the war in the Pacific and European theaters, and the horrors of the Holocaust. Once again, Wouk's writing is a tour de force, combining enormous amounts of historical research with a flair for character. As with ''Winds,'' Wouk's character of the fictional German general Armin von Roon is an amazing achievement, as Wouk inhabits the voice and the thoughts of the military leadership of our wartime enemies. Yet he manages to eclipse Roon with the transformation of Aaron Jastrow from the obstinate waffler of ''Winds'' to a deeply moving and inspiring character as his Holocaust experience drives him to re-embrace his religious roots. I know it's a cliche, but you REALLY must read this book.
Guest More than 1 year ago
at the end of the winds of war, i was feeling that it was a bit too long winded and that i wasn't sure if i would read War and Remembrance, but i am SOOOOO GLAD that i did. It is just so interesting, how you feel as if you know these characters inside and out, how you feel for them and worry about them and want to know everything about them. I feel this one moves faster than the first one (which i did, in fact enjoy very much) which makes it a better read overall.
jlv1634 More than 1 year ago
What a remarkable story. I read both the Winds of War and War and Remembrance. It was just fascinating. I didn't want it to end. You get lost in the story of the Henry family as they traverse all the events of WWII. There is romantic tension, adventure, thrills and more. The vivid descriptions of the concentration camps and what happened there made my hair stand up and saddened me very much. There was also a tremendous amount of factual information of real events that happened in WWII. So in that sense it was very educational. It was reminiscent of Ken Follett's Pillars of the Earth and World without End in the way that it grabbed you and sucked you in to the story. I highly recommend both of these novels.
engine88 More than 1 year ago
This book is the follow up to Winds of War. Both are available on DVD's. The lessons of WW II should never be forgot. Read the book or watch the DVD
Guest More than 1 year ago
This novel is even better than "Winds of War", which in itself is a triumph. The Henrys provide a vibrant and accessible entry into the complex and far-flung second World War. A book I have read so many times the spine is broken. Masterpiece.
Guest More than 1 year ago
it's not often that a sequel surpasses the original, but war and remembrance not only does that it completes the story started in the winds of war. neither book is complete without the other while they can stand alone. war and remembrance, albeit a large book tells a large story and before the reader knows it they are at the end. it's more than a good read - it should be mandatory reads in history classes.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Herman Wouk is a genius. You couldn't have taught me more about the history of WWII if you tried; how everyday people became heroes, the motivations and actions of people of that time period manifested through characters so real I missed them after I finished the books. Read Winds of War first.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This series is simply amazing. I am a big reader, but I almost never read more than 100 pages a day, which I did for this phenomenal book. The characters catch you and make you care and tie you to the events of that terrible and enlightening era. For insight into military mistakes and strokes of brilliance, for a glimpse into the minds of the men that made the world turn at that time, and for a look into the heartbreakingly surreal world of the 'territorial solution,' the Nazi extermination camps, one need look no further than here. If you care at all about this war that still affects our lives today, read this epic.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I read this book when I was a freshman in high school (1986), and I still think about this book often. I have gone back many, many times to read an excerpt. It remains one of my favorite books of all time.
Guest More than 1 year ago
When I read this book I started at 11pm at night and could stop reading until I was finished. It is an awesome book!!!
melondon on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
I learned more about World War II from these two books than from any high school history class.
markbstephenson on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Embarrassed to say how much I learned about World War II from this marvelous and masterful novel. God Bless America!
M109Rider on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Excellent sequel to "Winds of War". This book made me laugh, cry and think... often in the same day. Very recommended.
rosehurdercarney on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Very enjoyable read, even the parts discussing military strategy. The end was a little disappointing. He was very successful in making his point, but I would have preferred a little better idea of how the characters (and their relationships) ended up.
pfax on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
One of my favorite books ever. This volume avoids the melodrama of its prequel and deals adequately with the loss and horror of war.
golfjr on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
With its companion novel, "the winds of War" one of my favorite novels. Not that its so well written; it just able to evoke the feeling of people on the edge of WWII thru some harrowing experiences. It has an epic quality like War and Peace which Mr. Wouk must have had in mind.
jonwwil on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
If ever a book over 1,000 pages can be said to feel rushed, this is that book. Not the whole of it; but the closing of the book, to me, certainly felt as though Mr. Wouk had tired of the tale and was ready to get through it. Perhaps that was deliberate, to echo the sentiment Americans had for the war at that point, or perhaps it was just because I wanted to know so much more about these characters I've spent so much time with.Like The Winds of War before it, War and Remembrance is a masterpiece. This book is much harder to read than its predecessor, however. The Winds of War tells mainly of the hope and glory of an American naval family on the cusp of a world war; War and Remembrance doles out the gritty and harsh details of living (and dying) that war. For all of that, this is a phenomenal work, awe-inspiring in its scope and execution. It brings the war home, for someone like me who did not live through it, in both a grand and personal scale.Read these books. This one, in particular, will break your heart several times over, but read them. It is worth every single second you spend doing it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
What a history lesson. The author is genius in weaving historical facts into an enthralling narrative. I am newly amazed at the will and endurance of the people of this era and of the depths of evil perpetrated against an innocent race of people. I could have read another 1000 pages.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is a shattering tale of the Holocaust, and one of the best historical novels I have ever read. Highly recommended.
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This book perfectly catches the dark and ominous mood of the early days of WWII and the shock and desperate search for courage as the people of this country and the world struggled to understand the calamity that befell us. Great read. Jim
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is especially outstanding when Wouk's Winds of War is read first.
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