Book Review: “The Winds of War”


Herman Wouk’s tale is a huge masterpiece: sweeping in terms of plot, character,
and history. His knowledge of WWII is staggering; years of research are evident
in the story. He also has the rare gift of literary poetry, with imaginative
similes rolling off the storyteller’s pen. The one very slight fault is that the
occasional letters or diaries lose a bit of their authentic voice; most people,
even creative geniuses, don’t pen such cleverly Shakespearian notes to their
loved ones. Otherwise, this is a moving and satisfying drama about one of the
globe’s great tragic conflicts.

About David B. Smith

I'm a math professor at San Bernardino Valley College - awesome place! - and author of adult Christian fiction. Lisa and I have two grown daughters and four grandkids.
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