Imatge de l'autor

Herman Wouk (1915–2019)

Autor/a de The Winds of War

73+ obres 17,702 Membres 310 Ressenyes 41 preferits

Sobre l'autor

Herman Wouk was born in the Bronx, New York on May 27, 1915. He received a bachelor's degree in comparative literature and philosophy from Columbia University. In 1936, he became a staff writer for the radio comedian Fred Allen. He enlisted in the Navy immediately after Pearl Harbor and was posted mostra'n més as a radio officer in the South Pacific. His debut novel, Aurora Dawn, was published in 1947. His other novels included The City Boy, Marjorie Morningstar, Youngblood Hawke, Don't Stop the Carnival, The Winds of War, War and Remembrance, The Hope, The Gift, A Hole in Texas, and The Lawgiver. He received the Pulitzer Prize for fiction in 1952 for The Caine Mutiny. He received the first Library of Congress Lifetime Achievement Award for the Writing of Fiction in 2008. His nonfiction books included This Is My God, The Language God Talks, and Sailor and Fiddler: Reflections of a 100-Year-Old Author. Several of his books were adapted into movies including The Caine Mutiny and Marjorie Morningstar. He adapted the courtroom sections of The Caine Mutiny into the Broadway play The Caine Mutiny Court-Martial. His other Broadway shows included The Traitor and Nature's Way. He died on May 17, 2019 at the age of 103. (Bowker Author Biography) mostra'n menys

Inclou aquests noms: H Wouk, Wouk Herman, Герман Вук

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Obres de Herman Wouk

The Winds of War (1971) 3,354 exemplars, 56 ressenyes
The Caine Mutiny (1951) 3,335 exemplars, 58 ressenyes
War and Remembrance (1978) 2,746 exemplars, 40 ressenyes
Marjorie Morningstar (1955) 1,302 exemplars, 28 ressenyes
The Hope (1993) 1,120 exemplars, 10 ressenyes
This is My God (1959) 841 exemplars, 7 ressenyes
The Glory (1994) 778 exemplars, 6 ressenyes
Don't Stop The Carnival (1965) 703 exemplars, 20 ressenyes
Inside, Outside (1985) 638 exemplars, 8 ressenyes
Youngblood Hawke (1962) 424 exemplars, 6 ressenyes
City Boy (1948) 347 exemplars, 16 ressenyes
A Hole in Texas: A Novel (2004) 309 exemplars, 6 ressenyes
The Lawgiver: A Novel (2012) 210 exemplars, 11 ressenyes
Aurora Dawn (1947) 175 exemplars, 5 ressenyes
War and Remembrance, Vol. 1 (1978) 165 exemplars, 3 ressenyes
War and Remembrance, Vol. 2 (1978) 161 exemplars, 1 ressenya
The Will To Live On: This is Our Heritage (2000) 155 exemplars, 2 ressenyes
The Caine Mutiny [1954 film] (1954) — Autor — 152 exemplars, 4 ressenyes
The Language God Talks: On Science and Religion (2010) 139 exemplars, 4 ressenyes
The Caine Mutiny Court-Martial (1954) 134 exemplars, 5 ressenyes
The "Lomokome" Papers (1956) 73 exemplars, 3 ressenyes
Krig och hågkomst : roman. 1, Natalies flykt (1973) 71 exemplars, 1 ressenya
Krigets vindar. [2], Pamela (1973) 39 exemplars, 1 ressenya
Slattery's hurricane (1956) 21 exemplars, 1 ressenya
The Traitor (1949) 16 exemplars
Paradis-ghettoen (1985) 15 exemplars
Byron og Natalie (1979) 15 exemplars
Myteriet på Caine. D. 1 (1973) 14 exemplars
Myteriet på Caine. D. 2 (1973) 12 exemplars
Mundo, demonio y carne (1965) 6 exemplars, 1 ressenya
Manhattan. 1. osa (1986) 3 exemplars
Manhattan. 2. osa (1986) 3 exemplars
Sodan tuulet 1 ja 2 3 exemplars
Sodan tuulet 2 (1973) 3 exemplars
Op mod vinden (1983) 3 exemplars
Arthur Hawke 2 exemplars
Natalies Flykt 2 exemplars
Vihre vojne 1 exemplars
Vientos de guerra (1) Natalie 1 exemplars, 1 ressenya
Feuersturm I. (1987) 1 exemplars
Nadzieja. [Wol. 2] 1 exemplars
Nadzieja. [Wol. 1] 1 exemplars
1955 1 exemplars
The Assassin's Gate 1 exemplars
Youngblood Hawks Part 2 of 2 (1962) 1 exemplars
Youngblood Hawks Part 1 of 2 (1962) 1 exemplars
City Boy (abridged) 1 exemplars

Obres associades

For the Love of Books: 115 Celebrated Writers on the Books They Love Most (1999) — Col·laborador — 456 exemplars, 3 ressenyes
Self-Portrait of a Hero (1980) — Introducció — 143 exemplars, 4 ressenyes
New voices in the American theatre (1955) — Col·laborador — 115 exemplars, 1 ressenya
Rough Water: Stories of Survival from the Sea (1998) — Col·laborador — 89 exemplars, 2 ressenyes
The Jewish Writer (1998) — Col·laborador — 53 exemplars
The Winds of War [1983 TV mini-series] (1989) — Original novel — 52 exemplars, 2 ressenyes
Best American Plays: Fourth Series, 1951-1957 (1958) — Col·laborador — 43 exemplars
Pulitzer Prize Reader (1961) — Col·laborador — 27 exemplars
War and Remembrance: The Complete Epic Mini-Series (1988) — Original novel — 25 exemplars, 2 ressenyes
Reader's Digest Condensed Books 1972 v01 (1972) — Col·laborador — 24 exemplars
The World of Law, Volume I : The Law in Literature (1960) — Col·laborador — 12 exemplars
American Men at Arms (1964) — Col·laborador — 11 exemplars, 1 ressenya
Various Temptations (1948) — Col·laborador — 7 exemplars
The Fireside Treasury of Modern Humor (1963) — Col·laborador — 5 exemplars
The Best from Cosmopolitan — Col·laborador — 4 exemplars
Reader's Digest Condensed Books 1952 v03 (1953) — Col·laborador — 4 exemplars
Reader's Digest Condensed Books 1951 v03 (1951) — Autor — 4 exemplars
Great Tales of the Far West (1956) — Col·laborador — 2 exemplars


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War and Remembrance: Vol 1 covers the Americans at war from Pearl Harbor to Hiroshima and even though it picks up where Winds of War left off, Wouk assures his reader that War and Remembrance can be read independently of Winds of War. I disagree to a certain degree. In Winds of War we have gotten to know the Henry family very well. You can't help but get tangled in their lives. There is something about this passionate family! We have followed their adventures in love and war. Torrid affairs and wild ambitions have led each family member through various trials and tribulations. We rejoin Victor as he struggles to understand his feelings for the young and beautiful Pamela while traveling across the globe from the Soviet Union to Manila and Hawaii. His time on the Northampton set my teeth on edge. Natalie and Byron still haven't rendezvoused on American soil. Natalie is still trapped in Italy with the young son Byron has never seen. Warren and Janice have welcomed a baby into their family, too, but Warren is always away, piloting top secret missions. Rhoda can't decide between an absent husband and a totally different man, one more than willing to be there in the flesh. Like Winds of War, Wouk will take his reader to intimate places most are unlikely to go, like the belly of a thin-skinned submarine.
Military politics can be a fine line to balance upon. It can have career-ending ramifications to reject a vice admiral's invitation to tea, for example. Wouk recreates military conversations that are fraught with tension and innuendo. His characters vibrate with drama. War and Remembrance is every bit as exciting as Winds of War.
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SeriousGrace | Hi ha 39 ressenyes més | Jun 20, 2024 |
Here's what I wrote in 2014 about this read: "Another robust novel by Herman Wouk, this one features a young Jewish beauty wanting to pursue the "American Dream" her way in the 1930's in the 1930's. Her parent were Jewish Polish immigrants to NYC a generation before. What an amazing coicidence to read right after Bread Givers."
MGADMJK | Hi ha 27 ressenyes més | Jun 13, 2024 |
The year is 1939 and Germany busily bullies the world into a clash that would later become the infamous World War II. The advances of Hitler into Poland and eventually England, France, and the Soviet Union indicate a man hellbent on world domination; all the while citing the "Jewish problem" as his justification and motivation. Wouk will take you on a panoramic journey through the intimate details of war. You will have a front row seat in the war room; be a voyeur in the bedroom; sit elbow to elbow in the libraries of world leaders as they speak in hushed tones about counterattacks. With a book this size (Winds of War is over one thousand pages long in paperback format), I wanted to make sure I kept track of all of the different characters. I wasn't sure who was going to be worth remembering, real or imaginary. At the center is Berlin attaché Victor Henry ("Pug"), his glamorous but bored wife, Rhoda, and their three adult children. Winds of War begins when the parents are relocated with Germany on assignment. The three children, Byron, Warren, and Madeline are scattered across the globe. Pug desperately wants to captain a battleship but being relegated to serve as Naval attaché in Berlin has afforded him the opportunity to see the war fold out firsthand. As he gains the unusual trust of President Roosevelt he travels the world, gaining insight on future enemy tactics. Indeed, many real political powerhouses make an appearance in Winds of War.
A note about Winston Churchill: It is interesting to see how time blunts the sharp edges of an unfavorable reputation.
It is also interesting to see the varying opinions about the start of the war. Byron and his girl, Natalie, didn't take it seriously until they were strafed in Poland and Natalie began to have troubles getting her Polish uncle out of Italy. Byron's mother only had superficial societal concerns when Pug couldn't accompany her to the opera. I mentioned she was the epitome of the bored housewife, didn't I? She becomes even more cliché as the story progresses.
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SeriousGrace | Hi ha 55 ressenyes més | Jun 11, 2024 |
This was just the book I was looking for. It tells me about the history of Judaism over six centuries and how it morphed into different strands across the globe and the current challenges affecting the Jewish community. Written with great love and humour, alongside academic excellence.
mumoftheanimals | Hi ha 1 ressenya més | Apr 27, 2024 |



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