Book review: The Glory by Herman Wouk


The GloryThe Glory by Herman Wouk

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

This is the second book of the series “The Hope and the Glory.”

In this epic novel, the author describes the following historical events: the sinking of the Israeli ship Eilat by Soviet rockets fired by the Egyptian Navy; the Yom Kippur War, the dramatic Entebbe rescue, and bomb Iraq’s nuclear reactor in 1981; and the visit of Anwar Sadat to Israel.

The historical characters mentioned in this book are the following: Yonatan Netanyahu, Golda Meir, Ariel Sharon, Anwar Sadat, Moshe Dayan, and David Elazar.

Through the saga of the families Barak-Berkowe-Berkowitz, Nitzan-Bloom-Blumenthal, Luria and Pasternak, all historical events are merged with the story of these main characters.

Once you start to read a series written by Herman Wouk, you won’t be able to wait too long for read its sequel and final part.

5* The Winds of War
5* War and Remembrance
4* The Hope
4* The Glory
TR The Caine Mutiny

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