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Old 10/13/11, 06:30 PM
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Herman Wouk (how to pronounce ?)

Always on the lookout for books - salvaged a Herman Wouk book somewhere called "War and Rememberance" - very good ! Historical novel of WWII . Could so easily have turned out differently ??
I knew this man's name as a good author somehow, but don't recall reading anything else he wrote ?
Just recieved my new James Rawles "Survivors", as well as "Alas, Babylon" by Pat Frank which I threw in for an attempt at Amazon free shipping, but ended up buying w/my Amazon credits anyway, never had done that, very cool.

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Old 10/13/11, 09:57 PM
 
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Oh, you must find a copy of "The Winds of War" which is the prequel to Winds of War. Interesting you should menion it, I was thinking the other day of going to library to get those books and read them once again. They're wonderful.

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Old 10/14/11, 02:44 PM
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Thank you for agreeing, can't recall if I've read this fellow before, but this work is wonderfull. Nice long book too !
Are you all ready for another winter ? near the coast, or back in the 'outback' ?
I have my firewood in at my house & my rents, but watching price of Kero like a hawk to buy a tankfull for my place.

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......................I have read both , winds of war and war and rememberance and will reread them again for pure pleasure ! , fordy

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I just finished watching the movies of both War and Remembrance and Winds of War. Very good. I must find the books too.

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I just finished watching the movies of both War and Remembrance and Winds of War. Very good. I must find the books too.
They were very good. They are a miniseries right?

BTY Rick, the name is pronounced "Woke", like "I just woke up".
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Old 11/20/11, 12:45 AM
 
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I have read both of those books, many years ago. I think I also read Marjorie Morningstar. If I like a book I always try to find other books by that author.

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Yes Tinknal, they were a miniseries. I bought the movies from Amazon and watch them both every year. I never tire of them.

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Old 11/20/11, 09:51 AM
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I have read Wouk's stuff . . . . was he blacklisted in 50s? (cant recall what I read of him)

I read them during my tours of duty in europe. Enjoyed them.

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Another great Wouk(pronounced Woke) novel is The Caine Mutiny and it is a masterpiece. I know, you've seen the movie. So have I. And the movie, while a great movie, doesn't come close being as good as the book. Isn't that usually the case though? Wouk, now 97, spent three years of WWII aboard a DMS(minesweeper)...which accounts for his ability to weave an incredible tale of life aboard a US Navy warship in combat. If you like the book, also check out The Cruel Sea by Nicholas Monsarrat and HMS Ullysses by Alistair MacLean.

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Old 02/08/13, 07:44 PM
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When I was in highschool I did my year report on Herman Wouk. I read several of his books and wrote a whole thing on the similairities of them and his writing. He is very good. I enjoyed the books even though he was a bit deep for a highschooler.
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