Books: Multitudes II

WAR AND REMEMBRANCE by Herman Wouk

Little, Brown; 1,042 pages; $15

In The Caine Mutiny, the novel that won him the Pulitzer Prize in 1952, Herman Wouk created a character named Tom Keefer. Lieut. Keefer was an officer on the Caine, but his preoccupation was the great war novel he was writing: Multitudes, Multitudes. Now Wouk has written a novel that would have daunted even Keefer: World War II with the original cast. The author began his story with what he calls a "prologue," The Winds of War, an 885-page novel published in 1971. In...

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