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Herman Wouk


Born
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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“When in danger or in doubt, run in circles, scream and shout.”
Herman Wouk

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

“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

Polls

2nd Quarter (Apr - June) Long Read 2017

 
  66 votes, 21.4%

The Divine Comedy by Dante Alighieri, 1320, 798 pages
 
  50 votes, 16.2%

Outlander by Diana Gabaldon, 1991, 896 pages
 
  41 votes, 13.3%

Ulysses by James Joyce, 1922, 810 pages
 
  33 votes, 10.7%

The Tale of Genji by Murasaki Shikibu, 1021, 1182 pages
 
  31 votes, 10.0%

Lonesome Dove by Larry McMurtry, 1985, 945 pages
 
  28 votes, 9.1%

A Suitable Boy by Vikram Seth, 1993, 1474 pages
 
  18 votes, 5.8%

The Winds of War by Herman Wouk, 1921, 896 pages
 
  16 votes, 5.2%

 
  10 votes, 3.2%

Weaveworld by Clive Barker, 1987, 721 pages
 
  9 votes, 2.9%

East Lynne by Mrs. Henry Wood, 1861, 694 pages
 
  7 votes, 2.3%

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