Herman Wouk





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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Average rating: 4.27 · 104,643 ratings · 4,325 reviews · 70 distinct works · Similar authors
The Winds of War (The Henry...

4.36 avg rating — 42,111 ratings — published 1971 — 56 editions
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War and Remembrance (The He...

4.38 avg rating — 27,299 ratings — published 1978 — 41 editions
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The Caine Mutiny

4.22 avg rating — 16,042 ratings — published 1951 — 62 editions
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Marjorie Morningstar

3.99 avg rating — 6,011 ratings — published 1955 — 46 editions
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Don't Stop the Carnival

3.92 avg rating — 2,366 ratings — published 1965 — 20 editions
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The Hope (The Hope and the ...

4.14 avg rating — 2,446 ratings — published 1993 — 21 editions
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The Glory (The Hope and the...

4.21 avg rating — 1,372 ratings — published 1994 — 19 editions
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Youngblood Hawke

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Inside, Outside

3.93 avg rating — 926 ratings — published 1985 — 14 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

“Income tax returns are the most imaginative fiction being written today.”
Herman Wouk

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February 2017 Revisit the Shelf Reread Poll

The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood, 311 pages, 1985
 
  70 votes, 22.8%

 
  50 votes, 16.3%

 
  37 votes, 12.1%

North and South by Elizabeth Gaskell, 521 pages, 1854
 
  34 votes, 11.1%

 
  24 votes, 7.8%

Les Misérables by Victor Hugo, 1463 pages, 1862
 
  23 votes, 7.5%

Dune by Frank Herbert, 604 pages, 1965
 
  21 votes, 6.8%

 
  21 votes, 6.8%

The Maltese Falcon by Dashiell Hammett, 213 pages, 1930
 
  17 votes, 5.5%

Rob Roy by Walter Scott, 501 pages, 1817
 
  5 votes, 1.6%

The Caine Mutiny by Herman Wouk, 560 pages, 1951
 
  5 votes, 1.6%

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