“The Winds of War” Live-blogged, 6: Blood, toil, tears, sweat…and wine!

It’s the summer of 1940. Churchill is the newly elected Prime Minister of England and he delivers his famous speech where he promises, “I have nothing to offer but blood, toil, tears and sweat.” After a short summer break Sean Munger takes us back into the Herman Wouk’s The Winds of War. Read on as Sean shares the next section of the book with a delicious wine!


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When I recently picked up my copy of The Winds of War, Herman Wouk’s sprawling 1971 saga of the early years of World War II, I was shocked to see my bookmark not yet halfway through the book’s 1,047 pages…but the summer is more than half over! Still, I’m determined to finish this tome and to live-blog until the end, however long that takes. I’ve been utterly swamped with academic work recently so that accounts for the slowness. And to think, I was going to read still another book after this one! Oh well, you do what you can do. By now you know the drill. Wine suggestions come courtesy of Michelle Williams and her amazing and tasty RockinRed Blog. This week’s segment was a bit harder to match but as you’ll see she came through quite well, as usual. So, let’s get back to the battlefront.


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