Herman Wouk (how to pronounce ?)

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  1. rickfrosty

    rickfrosty RF in Western Mtns.of ME Supporter

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    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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    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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    rickfrosty RF in Western Mtns.of ME Supporter

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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
     
  5. Goldie

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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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    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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    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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    Goldie Well-Known Member

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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.
     
  9. sherry in Maine

    sherry in Maine Well-Known Member Supporter

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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.
     
  10. conehead11

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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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    fellini123 Well-Known Member

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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.
    Alice in Virginia