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Tigertown in ATL
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Winds of War
Just started a listen of this novel. Have not seen any reviews here on the board. Seems very good just 3 chapters in.


Nobelium
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re: Winds of War
That and the sequel are the closest thing I've ever read to an American War and Peace. If you enjoy them, The Caine Mutiny is also considered a classic
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geauxpurple
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re: Winds of War
The Winds of War and War and Remembrance are two fantastic books. 2000 of the best pages I have ever read. My dad spent WWII in the navy fighting in the Pacific and he said that these two were by far the most realistic WWII books out there.


JawjaTigah
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re: Winds of War
This and War and Remembrance are both great stories. I read them both and they get 5* from me. My dad and a couple of uncles were in the Pacific during the war.


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White Roach
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re: Winds of War
Pug Henry is a WWII era, non-retarded, Forrest Hump. The Navy's bad luck in the early part of the war leads Pug around the world and allows him to meet foreign leaders he never otherwise would havee. Both books are great historical fiction novels, blended with a large dose of romance.


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RollTide1987
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re: Winds of War
When you’re done reading Winds of War and it’s sequel War and Rembrance, check out both miniserieses. The production values for both are incredible.


Tigertown in ATL
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re: Winds of War
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When you’re done reading Winds of War and it’s sequel War and Rembrance, check out both miniserieses


Thanks for the heads up. Didn't know they existed.


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Mr. Misanthrope
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re: Winds of War
I really enjoyed them both. They're good historically in their coverage of WWII.

The inserts of Pug Henry's translation of Arnim von Roon's book is particularly good showing the view of German professional military men as expressed in their books and interviews. von Roon was a amalgamation of those men and their writing. Wouk did a great job of distilling them into a single character and book.

I used both books as broad outlines to help my kids get a grip on WWII.


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FightinTigersDammit
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re: Winds of War
Great books, but not what you want for a quick read.


Tigertown in ATL
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re: Winds of War
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Great books, but not what you want for a quick read.


I’m listening on Audible. About 12 hours in with 33 to go. Haha!

Really enjoying it though.


FightinTigersDammit
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re: Winds of War
It's a marathon, not a sprint.


Tigertown in ATL
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re: Winds of War
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It's a marathon, not a sprint.


War and Remembrance will be next at 56 hours.

Then probably going to Ken Follett's Century Trilogy.

30, 31 and 36 hours.


FightinTigersDammit
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re: Winds of War
You aren't afraid of commitment, are you? lol


VOR
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re: Winds of War
My dad was also in the navy and in the Pacific during WWII. He was in the Seabees, but his outfit caught a lot of heavy bombing and strafing from “washing Machine Charlie”


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Tigertown in ATL
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re: Winds of War
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You aren't afraid of commitment, are you? lol




Nope. And I like to get my money's worth!

Shogun-53 hours
Lonesome Dove-36 hours
Under the Dome-34 hours
The Stand-47 hours

Many in the 20+ range

for reference, most of your Grisham, Baldacci, Thor, Meltzer books are about 12-14 hours


Lawyered
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re: Winds of War
When I was in high school. My history teacher showed us a lot of War and Remembrance.. the historical stuff/Holocaust stuff and I still remember watching that.


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Pettifogger
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re: Winds of War
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Shogun-53 hours
Lonesome Dove-36 hours


Haha I've also done these and Winds of War/W&R all in the last couple years.

I was sincerely sad when the Wouk books were done.


Tigertown in ATL
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re: Winds of War
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I was sincerely sad when the Wouk books were done.


Perfect balance between history and fiction.

I'm about 20 hours in.


DaGarun
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re: Winds of War
Those 2 combined are in the top tier of books I've ever read


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hawkster
Member since Aug 2010
5710 posts

re: Winds of War
Two awesome books. Fantastic WWII fact and fiction.

Everything by Wouk is great. No matter what the subject.


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