To the editor: In Herman Wouk’s “The Caine Mutiny,” one example of Capt. Queeg’s insanity occurs when he turns his ship upside down looking for a missing key to a refrigerator. His senior officers discover that, beyond any reasonable doubt, the key never existed in the first place, but when confronted...
This week in the Wall Street Journal, I had a rare opportunity to interview novelist Herman Wouk, pronounced "woke" (go here). The 100-year-old author of Marjorie Morningstar, the Caine Mutiny, the Winds of War and War and Remembrance among others,...
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Herman Wouk has never been one for half-measures. His two-volume World War II saga, The Winds of War and War and Remembrance, ran to nearly 2,000 pages and was adapted into a corresponding pair of TV miniseries. His third novel, The Caine Mutiny, won a Pulitzer, spawned a Broadway play,... More »
True power is ageless. From the toddling Prince George, third in line to succeed the British throne, to 100-year-old Pulitzer Prize-winning author Herman Wouk, we found the most powerful person at every age from 1 to 100. To create this...Show More Summary
Pulitzer Prize-winning American author Herman Wouk is turning 100 next week. To celebrate, he is writing a book. His book “Sailor and Fiddler: Reflections of a 100-Year-Old Author” will come out from Simon & Schuster this December. The...Show More Summary
As I write this, Herman Wouk (pronounced to rhyme with ‘bloke’, oddly enough) is still with us at the age of 99, and fast approaching his century. Indeed, it is four years since Stephen King entitled a short story ‘Herman...
“When in danger or in doubt, run in circles, scream and shout.” - Herman Wouk (via devilduck)
Let me state right up front that I understand it is almost an oxymoron to equate Harold Robbins‘ writing to both art and influence. A few weeks ago when I wrote about Herman Wouk, someone commented about one of his books as a “potboiler.” Well, Robbins’ entire career is seemingly potboilers.
In some respects The Caine Mutiny is probably Wouk’s best known work, as a Pulitzer winner, stage play, and movie (with Humphrey Bogart, Van Johnson, Jose Ferrer, and Fred MacMurray.) However, Wouk had a two book series, The Henry Family that may be even better known.
From 2012: An interview with Herman Wouk, writer extraordinaire. An excerpt: “The Lawgiver” may be most notable for its heartbreaking depiction of Mr. Wouk’s relationship with his wife, who died last year at 9o. The couple were married for 66 years, and she was also Mr. Show More Summary
Twelve of the best novels on power: "I, Claudius" by Robert Graves "Catch-22" by Joseph Heller "Nineteen Eighty-Four" by George Orwell "The Wall" by John Hersey "The Caine Mutiny" by Herman Wouk "The Way We Live Now" by Anthony Trollope...Show More Summary
Unlike a notable retiree earlier this month, Herman Wouk, author of 'The Winds of War' and 'The Caine Mutiny,' has penned a new book and shows no signs of stopping. News by Dean Fetzer I think I’ve been reading Herman Wouk’s books most of my life. Show More Summary
The New York Times wrote about Herman Wouk at the weekend. The American author, famous for The Winds of War (remember the mini-series?) and The Caine Mutiny, is still writing at the age of 97. His latest book is called The Lawgiver. This writer has been around for so long that he remembers Simon & [...]
Herman Wouk, who won the Pulitzer Prize for The Caine Mutiny way back in 1951 and later gifted heartland America with The Winds of War and War and Remembrance, among other pop-culture landmarks, has just come out with a new novel at the preposterous—not to say preposterously entertaining—age of 97. Show More Summary
Eclecticity: Where does he find this stuff? Thomas Sowell on talking to young people about meaningful work. The trailer for "It Happened Here." Yes, Herman Wouk is still with us. Elvis Presley: "Don't Be Cruel." The trailer for "Wilde." Liz Handlin: Top 10 Things Learned as an Entrepreneur. The Hammock Papers with advice worth taking.
HAPPY 97TH BIRTHDAY to Herman Wouk.
Author Herman Wouk, 96, will publish a new novel with Simon & Schuster this fall.
96-year-old novelist Herman Wouk has sold his latest novel to Simon & Schuster. The Lawgiver follows the production of a movie about Moses through “letters, memos, emails, journals, news articles, recorded talk, tweets, Skype transcripts, and text messages” sent between characters. Publication is set for the fall. Show More Summary
I feel as if Rick Perry is the best thing that ever happened to the American Jewish relationship since the salad days of Paul Newman and Herman Wouk. The guy is so scary, who wants to be on his team? Ben Smith at Politico is jaundiced: State Rep. Alan Clemmons... reports on Perry's remarks today: [...]