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The Caine Mutiny: A Novel by Herman Wouk
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The Caine Mutiny: A Novel (original 1951; edition 1992)

by Herman Wouk

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Title:The Caine Mutiny: A Novel
Authors:Herman Wouk
Info:Back Bay Books (1992), Paperback, 560 pages
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The Caine Mutiny by Herman Wouk (Author) (1951)

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The Caine is an obsolete WW1-era minesweeper living out the rest of its days in the Pacific theatre of WW2. It's a ship of no hope, with filth and grime and rust and apathy everywhere. When Captain Queeg is assigned to the vessel, he attempts to impose proper naval discipline. But are his techniques justified, or is he somehow unfit for command?

This was a challenging case and Wouk did an excellent job bringing the characters to life. I'd recommend this if you like reading about the military or ships or WW2. It makes a good travel book because it rewards getting properly stuck in for extended periods. ( )
  rabbitprincess | Jun 6, 2019 |
A classic age turner ( )
  DonaldPowell | Feb 5, 2019 |
First book club edition?
  ajapt | Dec 30, 2018 |
Wouk's Caine Mutiny describes the experiences of a WWII crew sailing under a mentally disturbed captain. As such, it is the perfect book to read while thinking about the current Trump Administration. The book is more profound than any normal war story as it describes the challenges of command. This book is highly recommended. ( )
  M_Clark | Sep 29, 2018 |
I absolutely loved this novel. Set during WWII, on a minesweeper in the Pacific Ocean, this is a coming of age tale, a tale of perspective, of crazy behavior in extreme circumstances, and a story of love and loyalty. The characters are quite memorable. No wonder this is an award winning story! ( )
2 vote hemlokgang | Jan 12, 2018 |
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Wouk, HermanAuthorprimary authorall editionsconfirmed
Marchetti, LouCover artistsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Pariseau, KevinNarratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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This tale is for my wife,
with all my love.
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He was of medium height, somewhat chubby, and good looking, with curly red hair and an innocent, gay face, more remarkable for a humorous air about the eyes and large mouth than for any strength of chin or nobility of nose.
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The world became narrowed to a wobbling iron shell on a waste of foamy gray, and the business of the world was staring out at empty water or making red-ink insertions in the devil's own endless library of mildewed unintelligible volumes.
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Please do not combine "The Caine Mutiny" (a novel) with "The Caine mutiny court-martial: A drama in two acts".
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The Novel that Inspired the Now-Classic Film The Caine Mutiny and the Hit Broadway Play The Caine Mutiny Court-Martial Herman Wouk's boldly dramatic, brilliantly entertaining novel of life-and mutiny-on a Navy warship in the Pacific theater was immediately embraced, upon its original publication in 1951, as one of the first serious works of American fiction to grapple with the moral complexities and the human consequences of World War II. In the intervening half century, The Caine Mutiny has become a perennial favorite of readers young and old, has sold millions of copies throughout the world, and has achieved the status of a modern classic.

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The story of a modern-day mutiny aboard a U.S. naval vessel.

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