Books That Inspire 2011


 
The Winds of War
Herman Wouk


Herman Wouk's The Winds of War follows one American military family, the Henrys, from the period just prior to Germany's invasion of Poland in 1939 to the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor in December 1941. Like all classics, The Winds of War connects with the reader through its many themes including war, family, death, marriage, parenthood, changing roles in a changing society and cultural clashes, and with its wide cast of characters who are young, middle-aged, old, American, British, Russian, Polish, German, Christian, Jewish, atheist, married, single, military, civilian, famous, infamous, and unknown. The story ranges across the globe and takes you along on an unforgettable journey over land and sea during a pivotal time in modern world history. Read it! You won’t be disappointed.


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Patrice Brink
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