Herman Wouk is one of the greatest writers of historical fiction. For nearly 60 years, this man has been blessing us with numerous best-selling masterpieces. He's been through WW2, and the theme of war is dominant in most of his novels. Take The Winds of War, for example: it was released back in 1971 and instantly received international praise and several prestigious awards.
This is the story of the Henry family and follows their involvement in the series of events that took place before the United States joined the Second World War. This is a gripping, thrilling and captivating novel that will get you addicted like no other historical fiction. When it comes to created breath-taking War stories, Herman Wouk knows how to grab the reader's attention and make 'em stay up all night.
As far as historical details go, this novel is like a documentary, not work of fiction, and the political/military/social commentary is magnificent. At the same time, you won't be bored with tons of technical info. Wouk managed to find the perfect balance between a page-turner and a historically correct depiction of the horrors of war.
Wouk talks about the Holocaust in a heart-wrenching way, making you feel like you're a part of the story, another survivor of the Nazi terror. He's been on the battlefield, and that's why his game-changing book is so insightful. He brings those shocking years to life in a way that very few authors can these days. The Winds of War is a brilliant historical story about valor, honor and the overpowering awfulness of war. If you're a big fan of the genre, you'll be amazed by Mr. Herman Wouk's incredible writing.