The Winds of War

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Little, Brown, Nov 15, 2008 - Fiction - 885 pages
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Follows the various members of the Henry family as they become involved in the events preceeding America's involvement in World War II.
 

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The Winds of War
Great book. Saw the movie first and knew I had to read the book. I wasn't disappointed. Kept my attention from word one. Better than the second novel.

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Herman Wouk was born in New York on May 27, 1915. He received an A.B. degree from Columbia University, New York. In 1936, he became a radio scriptwriter with Fred Allen. In 1941, he served the U.S. government by producing radio broadcasts to sell war bonds. He joined the United States Navy and served in the Pacific. He began his first novel during off-duty hours at sea. He has been a full-time writer since 1946. His debut novel, Aurora Dawn, was published in 1947. His other books include City Boy, Marjorie Morningstar, This Is My God, The Winds of War, War and Remembrance, and Sailor and Fiddler. He received the Pulitzer Prize for fiction in 1952 for The Caine Mutiny. He has also received the Columbia University Medal of Excellence, the Hamilton Medal, the America Academy of Achievement Golden Plate Award, the Washingtonian Award, the U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation Award, and the Kazetnik Award. The first Library of Congress Lifetime Achievement Award for the Writing of Fiction was awarded Wouk in 2008.

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