A . Masterpiece of . Historical . Fiction-. The . Great . Novel of . Americas . Greatest . Generation . Herman . Wouks sweeping epic of . World . War . II, which begins with . The . Winds of . War and continues in . War and . Remembrance, stands as the crowning achievement of one of . Americas most celebrated storytellers. . Like no other books about the war, . Wouks spellbinding narrative captures the tide of global events-and all the drama, romance, heroism, and tragedy of . World . War . II-as it immerses us in the lives of a single . American family drawn into the very center of the wars maelstrom.