WWII Novels by Herman Wouk Coming to TV

Stand for Israel  |  August 13, 2020

Herman Wouk in Israel, 1955
Herman Wouk in Israel, 1955

Those history buffs among us who are old enough surely remember the award-winning TV miniseries about WWII, The Winds of War and War and Remembrance. And many of us may remember the beloved historical fiction works by Jewish writer Herman Wouk (seen above visiting the Holy Land in 1955) which inspired those series. Now, Forward’s Curt Schleier reports, Wouk’s novels will be returning to the small screen:

“Family Guy” creator Seth MacFarlane is adapting Herman Work’s epic World War II novels “The Winds of War” and its sequel, “War and Remembrance,” into a limited TV series for NBCUniversal.

Wouk, who died last year at 103, wrote numerous popular works of fiction — “Majorie Morningstar” (about a young Jewish woman who wants to become an actress), “Youngblood Hawke” (about a young writer supposedly modeled on the novelist Thomas Wolfe) and “The Caine Mutiny,” for which he won the Pulitzer Prize.

The author, an observant Jew, also wrote “This Is My God,” a book summarizing the tenets of Judaism intended for both Jews and non-Jews.

“The Winds of War” and “War and Remembrance” established the author’s reputation as a master of historical fiction…