Literary Techniques

Like the writers of most epics, Wouk approaches his story from a lofty perspective. He uses a complex method of narration in this romance to...

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Ideas for Group Discussions

As the first half of Wouk's monumental exploration of the causes and conflicts of World War II, The Winds of War offers numerous...

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Social Concerns

The Winds of War, the first installment in Wouk's multi-volume story of World War II, has been dubbed by the author an "historical...

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Bibliography

(Masterpieces of American Fiction)

Gerard, Philip. “The Great American War Novels.” World and I 10 (June, 1995): 54-63. Gerard notes that World War II was “the last public event that defined a generation of novelists. . . .” In this essay, he looks at the works of many of them, including Wouk’s The Caine Mutiny. Although Gerard does not address The Winds of War directly, his comments can be extended to Wouk’s other war novels.

Mazzeno, Laurence W. Herman Wouk. New York: Twayne, 1994. A collection of critical essays that explores various aspects of the works of Herman Wouk. Includes an index and bibliographical references for further...

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Literary Precedents

Unquestionably, Wouk emulates in The Winds of War and its sequel the works of great writers of both history and fiction who have...

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Related Titles

The Winds of War forms part of a series on World War II; War and Remembrance, a two-volume chronicle, extends Wouk's story of...

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Adaptations

The ABC television network produced a multi-million-dollar, eighteen hour mini-series of the novel in 1983. Veteran leading man Robert...

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