War and Remembrance. Herman Wouk.
War and Remembrance
War and Remembrance
War and Remembrance
War and Remembrance

War and Remembrance

ISBN: 0316955019
Boston, MA: Little, Brown and Company, 1978. First Trade Edition. Hardcover. "War and Remembrance is a historical romance. The subject is World War II, the viewpoint American. A Prologue, The Winds of War, published in 1971, set the historical frame for this work by picturing the events leading up to Pearl Harbor. This is a novel of America at war, from Pearl Harbor to Hiroshima. It is the main tale I had to tell. While I naturally hope that some readers, even in this rushed age, will find the time for both novels, War and Remembrance is a story in itself, and can be read without the prologue. The theme of both novels is single. The last words of Victor Henry's commentary on the Battle of Leyte Gulf give it plainly enough: "Either war is finished, or we are."...The beginning of the end of War lies in Remembrance." (from front & back flaps) The sweeping historical novel of WWII by Herman Wouk (1915-2019), the great, long-lived & prolific Jewish-American author who was himself a decorated battle veteran in the Pacific Theater of that global conflict. This novel, & its predecessor The Winds of War, were the basis of two acclaimed television mini-series starring Robert Mitchum as Capt. Victor "Pug" Henry. Hardcover in unclipped first-issue dust jacket (with $15 price printed on front flap), "First Trade Edition" as stated on copyright page, first printing as indicated by "T10/78" noted thereon, published simultaneously with a limited signed edition. An essential collectible classic in the Wouk canon. Book in fine condition with slight rubbing, fading to thin edges & corners of front, back covers & spine; slight vertical wavings at spine of this 1000+-page doorstopper production; mild rubbing, browning, faint scratching & occasional spotting to upper edge of text block; much less at side & lower edges of same. Interior very fine, substantially mint. Dust jacket relatively near-fine with mild-to-moderate rubbing, scratching & faint creasing to front, back covers & spine; mild wear & some tiny bumps, creases at edges & corners of same & flaps incl. miniscule loss of paper at spine-edges & corners. Fine / Near Fine. [Item #4658]

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