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Herman Wouk (1915–2019)

Autor(a) de The Winds of War

72+ Works 17,476 Membros 307 Reviews 41 Favorited

About the Author

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 mostrar mais 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) mostrar menos
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Obras de Herman Wouk

The Winds of War (1971) 3,344 cópias
The Caine Mutiny (1951) 3,321 cópias
War and Remembrance (1978) 2,738 cópias
Marjorie Morningstar (1955) 1,298 cópias
The Hope (1993) 1,114 cópias
This is My God (1959) 833 cópias
The Glory (1994) 770 cópias
Don't Stop The Carnival (1965) 700 cópias
Inside, Outside (1985) 633 cópias
Youngblood Hawke (1962) 424 cópias
City Boy (1948) 346 cópias
A Hole in Texas: A Novel (2004) 308 cópias
The Lawgiver: A Novel (2012) 210 cópias
Aurora Dawn (1947) 175 cópias
War and Remembrance, Vol. 1 (1978) 164 cópias
War and Remembrance, Vol. 2 (1978) 160 cópias
The Caine Mutiny Court-Martial (1954) 133 cópias
The "Lomokome" Papers (1956) 71 cópias
Krigets vindar. [2], Pamela (1973) 39 cópias
Slattery's hurricane (1956) 21 cópias
The Traitor (1949) 15 cópias
Paradis-ghettoen (1985) 15 cópias
Byron og Natalie (1979) 15 cópias
Myteriet på Caine. D. 1 (1973) 14 cópias
Myteriet på Caine. D. 2 (1973) 12 cópias
Mundo, demonio y carne (1965) 6 cópias
Sodan tuulet 2 (1973) 3 cópias
Manhattan. 2. osa (1986) 3 cópias
Manhattan. 1. osa (1986) 3 cópias
Op mod vinden (1983) 3 cópias
Natalies Flykt 2 cópias
Arthur Hawke 2 cópias
Que prosiga el carnaval 1 exemplar(es)
Vihre vojne 1 exemplar(es)
City Boy (abridged) 1 exemplar(es)
Nadzieja. [Wol. 2] 1 exemplar(es)
Nadzieja. [Wol. 1] 1 exemplar(es)
1955 1 exemplar(es)
The Assassin's Gate 1 exemplar(es)
Youngblood Hawks Part 2 of 2 (1962) 1 exemplar(es)
Youngblood Hawks Part 1 of 2 (1962) 1 exemplar(es)
Feuersturm I. 1 exemplar(es)

Associated Works

Self-Portrait of a Hero (1980) — Introdução — 143 cópias
New voices in the American theatre (1955) — Contribuinte — 115 cópias
Rough Water: Stories of Survival from the Sea (1998) — Contribuinte — 89 cópias
The Jewish Writer (1998) — Contribuinte — 53 cópias
The Winds of War [1983 TV mini-series] (1989) — Original novel — 52 cópias
Best American Plays: Fourth Series, 1951-1957 (1958) — Contribuinte — 43 cópias
Pulitzer Prize Reader (1961) — Contribuinte — 27 cópias


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Conhecimento Comum



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 | outras 27 resenhas | 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 | outras 55 resenhas | 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 | 1 outra resenha | Apr 27, 2024 |
ellink | outras 55 resenhas | Jan 22, 2024 |



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