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.
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I look forward to the second book to learn more about my country’s involvement and the Henry’s in the war. The protagonist, and paterfamilias is Victor “Pug” Henry, a somewhat dour and taciturn Douk navy officer, who is stationed in Berlin as naval attache about six months before the war begins.
Mr Wouk allows the fictional and real characters to interact in so many small ways that it is easy to forget which characters are real. Edit Storyline In the late s, world politics begin to head in a dangerous direction.
The patriarch of the German clan is Victor “Pug” Henry, a senior naval officer who just wants to command a ship, but who finds himself sent off on various diplomatic assignments to Germany and Soviet Russia instead on President Roosevelt’s every whim. There’s a lot to pick apart, starting with enough melodrama to fuel a dozen General Hospitals.
A troop of cavalry trotted by on gigantic dappled horses. Eleanor Roosevelt 2 episodes, Michael McGuire The Second World War is history, and there are plenty of history books about it.
Victor Henry now noticed that the President did not use an ordinary invalid’s wheelchair, but an odd piece of gear, a sort of kitchen chair on wheels, in and out of which he could easily slide himself. Leslie Slote 7 episodes, Topol Both authors are intent upon sharing that obsession, at extraordinary length.
The Winds of War
Wouk also explains much of the complex politics that kept the US out of the war for so long and the reasons much of the world did not believe the stories of the atrocities occurring towards the Jewish peoples and many others in Europe and especially the Russian front. Dear readers worldwide, together with Mr. This book is an excellent chronicle of the events leading up to WWII, using fictional characters to personalize the telling of the story.
Views Read Edit View history. See all 6 questions about The Winds of War…. When the main character, Pug Henry, a Navy Captain having already spent one-on-one time with in order Hitler, Roosevelt, Mussolini and Churchill, obtains a private audience with Stalin, the needle on my disbelief suspension meter finally snapped clean off.
Herma have read many, many books about the war since. 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.
Pretty close to perfect for me. And by stretching relationships a bit, there are similar things in our own family. The sequel of this book is War and Remembrance which I will start to read pretty soon since I cannot wait to know what happens next. Wouk’s work is crammed with research. Nominated for 4 Golden Globes. The main cast is the Henry family. This page was last edited on 28 Decemberat The almost hour-long series was jerman by ABC in seven parts over seven evenings, between February 6 and February 13, and attracted an average of 80 million viewers winrs night.
View all 9 comments. I will not try to tell the short version of this story other than to say that is about a family with the good fortune of having widns to all the important events of Winsd. They travel from Medzice to Warsaw ahead of the invading German army, and at one point the refugees are strafed by the Luftwaffe and many are killed and injured.
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Best wishes, Tea PS. Count Ciano 2 episodes, The great irony of this book is that in terms of temperament, aspirations, and values, Wouk has much more in common with a traditional German officer like Von Roon than with anyone under thirty or living in the United States. How did it get to the point of war and why? You can guess where this story arc is headed too, I’m sure. I learned so much. Lacouture 2 episodes, Pamela Tudsbury 7 episodes, General ‘Train’ Anderson 2 episodes, It is quite long and the sequel is even longer.
Readers later discover that Natalie and Slote are also close friends of Pamela Tudsbury from their time in Paris together.
Please, send me those information via Inbox Field Marshal Alfred Jodl 6 episodes, In the mini-series we have year old Robert Mitchum trying to portray this character and then all the other casting runs from there with actors portraying characters who are all years younger than the actor.