Search Results: "Herman Wouk"


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CITY BOY by Herman Wouk
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 15, 1948

"Nice going- with no profound social significance or jibes at modern mores."
Divorcing himself from the artificialty and effort of Aurora Dawn (1947) this is a tragi-comedy of youngsters, understandingly, amusingly, entertainingly presented, with enough bite in the interpolations of the adult world against which they carry on incessant warfare, to keep it from a too humorous approach. Read full book review >

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NATURE'S WAY by Herman Wouk
Released: July 3, 1958

"Designed for reading."
Even Wouk's achievement in The Caine Mutiny Court-Martial was not enough to carry Nature's Way to success, on Broadway. Read full book review >

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THE CAINE MUTINY by Herman Wouk
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 21, 1951

"The last part of the book, the Court Martial and its aftermath, seems slightly anticlimactic, but all in all this stands out as perhaps the most important novel of the war in the Pacific."
This has the sombre and dramatic values of Mister Roberts. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: April 5, 2010

"Authentic, accessible prose mixed with real insight."
Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist Wouk (A Hole in Texas, 2004, etc.) tackles calculus, the Talmud and cranky, cantankerous physicists in a poignant examination of science and religion. Read full book review >

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A HOLE IN TEXAS by Herman Wouk
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: April 14, 2004

"Ingenious. Absolutely ingenious: Wouk's first fiction in ten years."
At 88, Wouk (The Will to Live On, 2000) writes with the brightness of a 45-year-old kid hell-bent on fun about subatomic physics. Read full book review >

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THE WILL TO LIVE ON by Herman Wouk
NON-FICTION
Released: March 1, 2000

"Here is the lion of Judah in winter."
The celebrated author's post-Holocaust living will. Read full book review >

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THE HOPE by Herman Wouk
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 1, 1993

"Pedestrian storytelling, though, and flat character undermined by too much talk and too little action count heavily at the bottom line."
Schmaltzy, workmanlike epic of Israel's formative years: Wouk's tenth novel. Read full book review >

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SAILOR AND FIDDLER by Herman Wouk
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 5, 2016

"Readers of Wouk will delight in accompanying him through his triumphs and grief."
Gently meandering work about writing and remembrance by a beloved American sage and author. Read full book review >

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INSIDE, OUTSIDE by Herman Wouk
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 2, 1985

Israel David Goodkind, 58 in 1973, Zionist lawyer and quintessential "American Jew," recalls his growing-up years (1920-1941) in loving, leisurely, anecdotal detail—with a few digressions into his present-day feelings about the inside/outside Jewish-American identity. Read full book review >

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WAR AND REMEMBRANCE by Herman Wouk
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 17, 1978

"Enlivened only occasionally by Wouk's story-telling talents, such nobly intentioned bombast is likely to be—to an even greater degree than The Winds of War-much-bought and little-read."
From Pearl Harbor to Hiroshima with Herman Wouk and the Henry family: an even longer book than The Winds of War (1971), with even greater emphasis on "scrupulous accuracy of locale and historical fact" at the expense of emotional involvement. Read full book review >

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DON'T STOP THE CARNIVAL by Herman Wouk
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 5, 1965

"They clink."
Herman Wouk is beachcombing and this is his first comedy. Read full book review >

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AURORA DAWN by Herman Wouk
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 21, 1947

"No dirt.'"
The title page reads "Aurora Dawn or, The True History of Andrew Reale. Read full book review >