War and Remembrance: Lessons of 20th Century History Lost in the Corruption and Arrogance of the 21st Century

HERMAN WOUK

Originally published 03-25-2011

I finished Herman Wouk‘s War and Remembrance,” a fictionalized but authentic novel of World War II, last night. The book left me overwhelmed and exhausted, and ¬†wanting urgently to pin down the most important of Herman Wouk’s keen insights into human folly and war.

Quite an accomplishment, for an author to cover the entire, bloody history of World War II — the ultimate manmade catastrophe — to bring some order out of the chaos, and write down the story for an ordinary reader like me to understand.

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