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Herman Wouk (born May 27, 1915) is an bestselling American author, with a number of notable novels to his credit, including The Caine Mutiny, The Winds of War, and War and Remembrance. He was born in New York City, into a Jewish family that had immigrated from Russia, and received an A.B. from Columbia University. He was first a radio scriptwriter, and worked with Fred Allen, then in 1941 worked for the US government on radio spots selling war bonds. Wouk then joined the United States Navy and served in the Pacific Theater, an experience he later characterized as educational; "I learned about machinery, I learned how men behaved under pressure, and I learned about Americans." His first ship was the USS Zane, then he was second-in-command on the Southard. He started his writing career onboard, working on a novel during his off-duty hours. He married Betty Sarah Brown in 1945, with whom he had three sons, became a fulltime writer in 1946, and published his debut novel, Aurora Dawn in 1947. In 1952, The Caine Mutiny received the Pulitzer Prize. In 1998, he received the Guardian of Zion Award.
I read this book after I lived on St. Croix for a number of years. Most of the characters could still describe many people there, in that time period. Read morePublished 8 days ago by bob johnston
What a fun book! Even though it was written decades ago, the stories of island life still ring true today. Read morePublished 1 month ago by E. Smith
Wonderful writing. I lived in St. Thomas and Mr. Wouk sometimes road with our family into town. Really an interesting man and a great writer. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Calvin's dogsbody
May be quite an old book, but very atmospheric, and one that you will want to read again (like me) a few years later. The characters are superb and totally believable.Published 2 months ago by John Cooper
Herman Wouk is a genious and a lovely man. This book describes the life I lived growing up on St. Thomas precisely. I've read it a few times and laugh more every time.Published 3 months ago by Alexandra King