Search Site
This site uses cookies to deliver our services, improve performance, for analytics, and (if not signed in) for advertising. By using LibraryThing you acknowledge that you have read and understand our Terms of Service and Privacy Policy. Your use of the site and services is subject to these policies and terms.
Author photo. Courtesy of the <a href="http://digitalgallery.nypl.org/nypldigital/id?490165">NYPL Digital Gallery</a> (image use requires permission from the New York Public Library)

Courtesy of the NYPL Digital Gallery (image use requires permission from the New York Public Library)

Herman Wouk (1915–2019)

Author of The Winds of War

Includes the names: H Wouk, Wouk Herman, Герман Вук

MembersReviewsPopularityRatingFavorited   Events   
15,674 (16,740)2911,239 (4.07)390
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 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)
— biography from The Winds of War
… (more)
The Winds of War 3,015 copies, 55 reviews
The Caine Mutiny (Author) 2,948 copies, 49 reviews
War and Remembrance 2,463 copies, 35 reviews
Marjorie Morningstar 1,199 copies, 25 reviews
The Hope 988 copies, 9 reviews
This is My God 722 copies, 7 reviews
The Glory 679 copies, 6 reviews
Don't Stop the Carnival 646 copies, 18 reviews
Inside, Outside 563 copies, 8 reviews
Youngblood Hawke 386 copies, 5 reviews
City Boy 311 copies, 13 reviews
A Hole in Texas: A Novel 288 copies, 6 reviews
War and Remembrance, Vol. 1 196 copies, 3 reviews
The Lawgiver: A Novel 184 copies, 10 reviews
War and Remembrance, Vol. 2 175 copies, 1 review
Aurora Dawn 159 copies, 5 reviews
The Caine Mutiny Court-Martial 120 copies, 4 reviews
The "Lomokome" Papers 66 copies, 3 reviews
Slattery's hurricane 20 copies, 1 review
The Traitor 9 copies
Op mod vinden 3 copies
1955 1 copy
Natalie 1 copy
Manhattan 1 copy
Self-Portrait of a Hero (Introduction) 126 copies, 4 reviews
New voices in the American theatre (Contributor) 104 copies, 1 review
Rough Water: Stories of Survival from the Sea (Contributor) 74 copies, 1 review
The Jewish Writer (Contributor) 46 copies
The Winds of War [1983 TV mini-series] (Original novel) 36 copies, 2 reviews
In the Catskills (Contributor) 23 copies
War and Remembrance [1988 TV mini-series] (Original novel) 12 copies, 6 reviews
20th century (92) American (74) American literature (143) books (47) books about books (61) classic (74) classics (53) drama (53) fiction (2,311) hardcover (72) Herman Wouk (45) historical (121) historical fiction (707) historical novel (48) history (141) Holocaust (122) Israel (133) Jewish (124) Judaism (174) Kindle (57) literature (155) military (88) military fiction (47) Navy (61) New York (52) non-fiction (104) novel (410) own (55) Pulitzer (49) Pulitzer Prize (58) read (134) religion (99) Roman (58) romance (53) to-read (549) unread (66) USA (52) war (224) WWII (969) WWII fiction (67)
No events listed. (add an event)

Member ratings

Average: (4.07)
0.5 3
1 35
1.5 5
2 110
2.5 30
3 398
3.5 117
4 905
4.5 121
5 983

Author pictures (5)

(see all 5 author pictures)

Improve this author

Combine/separate works

Author division

Herman Wouk is currently considered a "single author." If one or more works are by a distinct, homonymous authors, go ahead and split the author.


Herman Wouk is composed of 4 names. You can examine and separate out names.

Combine with…


About | Contact | Privacy/Terms | Help/FAQs | Blog | Store | APIs | TinyCat | Legacy Libraries | Early Reviewers | Common Knowledge | 171,805,469 books! | Top bar: Always visible