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Format Type:Ebook
Author:Herman Wouk, Joke Westerweel-Ybema
Publisher:De Boekerij
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Number of Pages:839
Category:Historical fiction, Fiction, Military, Audiobook

Wereldbrand by Herman Wouk, Joke Westerweel-Ybema

PDF, EPUB, MOBI, TXT, DOC Wereldbrand Voorjaar Hitlers duivelse plannen brengen de Tweede Wereldoorlog steeds dichterbij De wereld houdt de adem in en de grote mogendheden sturen waarnemers naar de haard van het vuur Berlijn Wereldbrand is het aangrijpende verhaal van het Amerikaanse gezin Henry dat zeer nauw bij de oorlog betrokken raakt Marineattach Victor Pug Henry wordt door de Amerikaanse regering naar Berlijn uitgezonden Zijn vrouw Rhoda en hun zoon Byron volgen hem Dank zij nauwgezette rapporteringen en intelligente analyses van de politieke situaties weet Pug algauw de aandacht van vertrouwen en binnen afzienbare tijd onderhandelt Pug tussen de wereldleiders en Hitlers generaals Pugs zoon Byron wordt verliefd op een Amerikaans joods meisje Natalie Jastrow dat met haar oom in Europa woont Ze is echter verloofd met een in Warschau gestationeerde Amerikaan Om orde op zaken te stellen in haar liefdesleven reist Natalie naar Warschau Byron volgt haar waardoor zij beiden verzeild raken in de gruwelijke tonelen die zich na de Blitzkrieg in het bezette Warschau afspelen Daarnaast raakt ook het leven van de Engelse oorlogscorrespondent Alistair Tudsburry en zijn dochter Pamela verweven met dat van de Henry s en de Jastrows

The Winds of War (The Henry Family, #1)

b Like no other masterpiece of historical fiction Herman Wouk s sweeping epic of World War II is the great novel of America s Greatest Generation b br Wouk s spellbinding narrative captures the tide of global events as well as 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 war s maelstrom br i The Winds of War i and its sequel i War and Remembrance i stand as the crowning achievement of one of America s most celebrated storytellers br The New York Times bestseller

War and Remembrance (The Henry Family, #2)

These two classic works capture the tide of world events even as they unfold the compelling tale of a single American family drawn into the very center of the war s maelstrom br br The multimillion copy bestsellers that capture all the drama romance heroism and tragedy of the Second World War and that constitute Wouk s crowning achievement are available for the first time in trade paperback

The Caine Mutiny

The novel that inspired the now classic film i The Caine Mutiny i and the hit Broadway play i The Caine Mutiny Court Martial i Herman Wouk s boldly dramatic brilliantly entertaining novel of life and mutiny on a Navy warship in the Pacific theater was immediately embraced upon its original publication in as one of the first serious works of American fiction to grapple with the moral complexities and the human consequences of World War II In the intervening half century i The Caine Mutiny i has become a perennial favorite of readers young and old has sold millions of copies throughout the world and has achieved the status of a modern classic

Marjorie Morningstar

A starry eyed young beauty Marjorie Morgenstern is nineteen years old when she leaves New York to accept the job of her dreams working in a summer stock company for Noel Airman its talented and intensely charismatic director Released from the social constraints of her traditional Jewish family and thrown into the glorious colorful world of theater Marjorie finds herself entangled in a powerful affair with the man destined to become the greatest and the most destructive love of her life br Rich with humor and poignancy i Marjorie Morningstar i is a classic love story one that spans two continents and two decades in the life of its heroine This unforgettable paean to youthful love and the bittersweet sorrow of a first heartbreak endures as one of Herman Wouk s most beloved creations

Don't Stop the Carnival

It s every parrothead s dream to leave behind the rat race of the workaday world and start life all over again amidst the cool breezes sun drenched colors and rum laced drinks of a tropical paradise br br It s the story of Norman Paperman a New York City press agent who facing the onset of middle age runs away to a Caribbean island to reinvent himself as a hotel keeper Hilarity and disaster of a sort peculiar to the tropics ensue br br It s the novel in which the Pulitzer Prize winning author of such acclaimed and bestselling novels as The Caine Mutiny and War and Remembrance draws on his own experience Wouk and his family lived for seven years on an island in the sun to tell a story at once brilliantly comic and deeply moving

The Hope (The Hope and the Glory, #1)

Herman Wouk is one of this century s great historical novelists whose peerless talent for capturing the human drama of landmark world events has earned him worldwide acclaim In The Hope his long awaited return to historical fiction he turns to one of the most thrilling stories of our time the saga of Israel In the grand epic style of The Winds of War and War and Remembrance The Hope plunges the reader into the major battles the disasters and victories and the fragile periods of peace from the War of Independence to the astounding triumph of the Six Day War in And since Israelis have seen their share of comic mishaps as well as heroism this novel offers some of Herman Wouk s most amusing scenes since the famed strawberry business in The Caine Mutiny First to last The Hope is a tale of four Israeli army officers and the women they love Zev Barak Viennese born cultured military man Benny Luria ace fighter pilot with religious stirrings Sam Pasternak sardonic and mysterious Mossad man and an antic dashing warrior they call Kishote Hebrew for Quixote who arrives at Israel s first pitched battle a refugee boy on a mule and over the years rises to high rank In the love stories of these four men the author of Marjorie Morningstar has created a gallery of three memorable Israeli women and one quirky fascinating American daughter of a high CIA official and headmistress of a Washington girls school With the authenticity authority and narrative force of Wouk s finest fiction The Hope portrays not so much the victory of one people over another as the gallantry of the human spirit surviving and triumphing against crushing odds In that sense it can be called a tale of hope for all mankind a note that Herman Wouk has struck in all his writings against the prevailing pessimism of our turbulent century

The Glory (The Hope and the Glory, #2)

Like no other novelist at work today Herman Wouk has managed to capture the sweep of history in novels rich in character and alive with drama In The Hope which opens in and culminates in the miraculous triumph of s Six Day War Wouk plunges the reader into the story of a nation struggling for its birth and then its survival As the tale resumes in The Glory Wouk portrays the young nation once again pushed to the brink of annihilation and sets the stage for today s ongoing struggle for peace br br Taking us from the Sinai to Jerusalem from dust choking battles to the Entebbe raid from Camp David to the inner lives of such historical figures as Golda Meir Moshe Dayan and Anwar Sadat these extraordinary novels have the authenticity and authority of Wouk s finest fiction and together strike a resounding chord of hope for all humanity

Youngblood Hawke

In this huge novel of nearly pages from the author of The Caine Mutiny Marjorie Morningstar War and Remembrance etc about an aspiring young author s assault on the citadel of New York publishing Wouk s hero Youngblood Hawke launches his career with an oversized manuscript that becomes an instant success Toasted by critics and swept along on a tide of popularity he gives himself over to the lush life that gilds artistic success It is a story of a young writer caught up in the glamour and intrigue of life at the top in New York and suggests the life and career of Thomas Wolfe br br The paperback was re issued in April and became widely available again in Britain where it had enjoyed success in the early s

The Winds of War & War & Remembrance

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Inside, Outside

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War and Remembrance (The Henry Family, #2), The Winds of War (The Henry Family, #1), Don't Stop the Carnival, The Caine Mutiny, Marjorie Morningstar, Inside, Outside, The Glory (The Hope and the Glory, #2), Youngblood Hawke, The Hope (The Hope and the Glory, #1), The Winds of War & War & Remembrance