Herman Wouk


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

Died
May 17, 2019

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Herman Wouk was 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...

4.38 avg rating — 50,541 ratings — published 1971 — 72 editions
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War and Remembrance (The He...

4.41 avg rating — 32,124 ratings — published 1978 — 52 editions
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The Caine Mutiny

4.26 avg rating — 20,627 ratings — published 1951 — 4 editions
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Marjorie Morningstar

3.98 avg rating — 7,387 ratings — published 1955 — 57 editions
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Don't Stop the Carnival

3.93 avg rating — 2,973 ratings — published 1965 — 23 editions
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4.15 avg rating — 3,267 ratings — published 1993 — 29 editions
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The Glory (The Hope and the...

4.26 avg rating — 1,893 ratings — published 1994 — 24 editions
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Youngblood Hawke

4.06 avg rating — 1,431 ratings — published 1962 — 23 editions
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4.57 avg rating — 883 ratings3 editions
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Inside, Outside

3.99 avg rating — 1,167 ratings — published 1985 — 17 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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July 2017 Revisit the Shelf Reread

Wuthering Heights by Emily Brontë, 464 pages, 1847
 
  68 votes, 18.5%

Persuasion by Jane Austen, 249 pages, 1817
 
  58 votes, 15.8%

 
  45 votes, 12.3%

 
  34 votes, 9.3%

 
  33 votes, 9.0%

 
  29 votes, 7.9%

The Time Machine by H.G. Wells, 118 pages, 1895
 
  26 votes, 7.1%

The Iliad by Homer, 683 pages, -800
 
  25 votes, 6.8%

Jamaica Inn byDaphne du Maurier, 320 pages, 1925
 
  24 votes, 6.5%

 
  18 votes, 4.9%

The Caine Mutiny by Herman Wouk, 560 pages, 1951
 
  7 votes, 1.9%

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