It is great to see WINDS and W&R offered as one work. Although Wouk correctly informs his readers that they can be read as separate works, these are actually two parts of one work and should be thought of as such. Nothing Herman Wouk has done before or since this work was finished can equal it. This is a work of Homerian proportion. It will last for centuries as a chronicle of the seminal event of the 20th century. Wouk weaves his tale with as much historical accuracy as possible and successfully develops characters that the reader comes to care deeply about. His creation of Gen. Armin von Roon to elaborate the German view of WWII is a master stroke. He mixes the real life protaganists with his fictional characters in a totally unobtrusive manner. In short, it is a work that is at once compelling, heartbreaking, and heartwarming.
Used availability for Herman Wouk's Winds of War / War and Remembrance
July 1900 : USA Hardback