Herman Wouk





Herman Wouk

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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...more


Average rating: 4.24 · 73,738 ratings · 3,161 reviews · 44 distinct works · Similar authors
The Winds of War (The Henry...
4.33 of 5 stars 4.33 avg rating — 30,907 ratings — published 1971 — 66 editions
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War and Remembrance (The He...
4.34 of 5 stars 4.34 avg rating — 18,562 ratings — published 1978 — 47 editions
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The Caine Mutiny
4.18 of 5 stars 4.18 avg rating — 11,145 ratings — published 1951 — 48 editions
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Marjorie Morningstar
4.0 of 5 stars 4.00 avg rating — 4,453 ratings — published 1955 — 41 editions
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Don't Stop the Carnival
3.91 of 5 stars 3.91 avg rating — 1,726 ratings — published 1965 — 17 editions
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The Hope (The Hope and the ...
4.07 of 5 stars 4.07 avg rating — 1,334 ratings — published 1993 — 16 editions
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Youngblood Hawke
3.98 of 5 stars 3.98 avg rating — 870 ratings — published 1962 — 18 editions
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The Glory (The Hope and the...
4.12 of 5 stars 4.12 avg rating — 788 ratings — published 1994 — 18 editions
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The Lawgiver
3.4 of 5 stars 3.40 avg rating — 693 ratings — published 2012 — 15 editions
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Inside, Outside
3.92 of 5 stars 3.92 avg rating — 550 ratings — published 1985 — 9 editions
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“When in danger or in doubt, run in circles, scream and shout.”
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“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.”
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