Herman Wouk


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in New York, New York, The United States
May 27, 1915

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Herman Wouk is a bestselling, Pulitzer Prize-winning Jewish American author with a number of notable novels to his credit, including The Caine Mutiny, The Winds of War, and War and Remembrance.

Herman Wouk was born in New York City into a Jewish family that had emigrated from Russia. After a childhood and adolescence in the Bronx and a high school diploma from Townsend Harris High School, he earned a B.A. from Columbia University in 1934, where he was a member of the Pi Lambda Phi fraternity and studied under philosopher Irwin Edman. Soon thereafter, he became a radio dramatist, working in David Freedman's "Joke Factory" and later with Fred Allen for five years and then, in 1941, for the United States government, writing radio spots to sell
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The Winds of War (The Henry...

4.37 avg rating — 47,444 ratings — published 1971 — 66 editions
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War and Remembrance (The He...

4.40 avg rating — 30,284 ratings — published 1978
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The Caine Mutiny

4.24 avg rating — 18,535 ratings — published 1951 — 67 editions
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Marjorie Morningstar

3.98 avg rating — 6,736 ratings — published 1955 — 53 editions
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Don't Stop the Carnival

3.93 avg rating — 2,665 ratings — published 1965 — 21 editions
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The Hope (The Hope and the ...

4.14 avg rating — 2,906 ratings — published 1993 — 27 editions
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The Glory (The Hope and the...

4.25 avg rating — 1,673 ratings — published 1994 — 4 editions
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Youngblood Hawke

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The Winds of War & War & Re...

4.57 avg rating — 806 ratings3 editions
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Inside, Outside

3.96 avg rating — 1,076 ratings — published 1985 — 16 editions
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“When in danger or in doubt, run in circles, scream and shout.”
Herman Wouk

“Peace, if it ever exists, will not be based on the fear of war, but on the love of peace. It will not be the abstaining from an act, but the coming of a state of mind.”
Herman Wouk, The Winds of War

“This life is slow suicide, unless you read.”
Herman Wouk, The Caine Mutiny

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The Tenant of Wildfell Hall by Anne Brontë, 1848, 542 pages, Group read: 2013, 2015
 
  86 votes, 26.5%

The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams, 1979, 216 pages, Group read: 2014, 2016
 
  85 votes, 26.2%

The Old Man and the Sea by Ernest Hemingway, 1952, 132 pages, Group read: 2017
 
  65 votes, 20.0%

Mansfield Park by Jane Austen, 1814, 560 pages, Group read: 2012
 
  64 votes, 19.7%

The Caine Mutiny by Herman Wouk, 1951, 560 pages, Group read: 2012
 
  25 votes, 7.7%

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