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The Caine Mutiny A Novel of World War II (Paperback)

Author:  Herman Wouk
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Format: Paperback
ISBN-10: 0316955108
ISBN-13: 9780316955102
Sku: 31890861
Publish Date: 4/10/2007
Dimensions:  (in Inches) 8.25H x 5.5L x 1.25T
Pages:  560
Age Range:  NA
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A re-release of a Pulitzer Prize-winning work that inspired the Humphrey Bogart film follows a World War II Navy warship crews experiences with battle and mutiny in the Pacific theater. Reprint. 12,000 first printing. *Author: Wouk, Herman *Subtitle: A Novel of World War II *Publication Date: 1992/04/15 *Binding Type: Paperback *Language: English *Depth: 1.25 *Width: 5.50 *Height: 8.25
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Developments on board an American naval destroyer during World War II compel the crew members to relieve the captain of his command
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Herman Wouk's third novel, published in 1951, makes use of Wouk's experience as a Naval officer in the war to evoke a drama of duty, courage, and psychological insight. When a typhoon strikes the U.S.S. Caine, Captain Queeg's series of panicked commands completely destroy what little confidence and loyalty his crew has invested in him. Queeg's sanity is called into question by the higher ranking members of his crew. The resulting mutiny and court martial scenes dramatize the issues of obedience, military order, and justifiable insubordination. This novel won the Pulitzer Prize in 1952.
Author Bio
Herman Wouk
Wouk's parents were Russian-Jewish immigrants. His father owned a chain of laundries in New York City. Born in the Bronx, Wouk graduated from Columbia at 19. By the age of 20, he was a comedy writer for radio. He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II where, during the long hours at sea, he began to write fiction. He was a successful writer from the beginning. His first novel, AURORA DAWN, was published in 1947; his second, CITY BOY, was a bestseller compared to TOM SAWYER. Wouk's most commercially successful novel was THE CAINE MUTINY, which won the Pulitzer Prize in 1951. He is also the author of MARJORIE MORNINGSTAR (1955) and an epic, two-volume World War II novel comprising THE WINDS OF WAR and REMEMBRANCE. Many of his books have been made into popular movies. Wouk's fiction often deals with Jewish themes and characters; his non-fiction book THIS IS MY GOD is a compilation of Jewish beliefs and traditions.

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New York Times
"[Wouk] has a profound understanding of what Navy men should be, and against some who fell short of the mark he has fired a deadly broadside." - Harry Gilroy 09/16/1951

"I believe it is an honorable novel, funny without cheap jokes, and sad with the bottomless if transient sadness of boyhood. I am proud of it, and I hope its new readers will derive a glint of the pleasure I had in bringing little Herbie Bookbinder to life." - Herman Wouk 1969

"So convincingly has Mr. Wouk created his officers, so subtly has he contrived the series of incidents that culminate in the final drama, that given both the characters and the situations, the climax is perfectly acceptable."

"...'The City Boy' possesses the same rare universal appeal one finds in 'Tom Sawyer'. Mark Twain, I am sure, would have liked it." - John P. Marquand

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Product attributeeBooks:   Kobo
Product attributeBook Format:   Paperback
Product attributeNumber of Pages:   0560
Product attributePublisher:   Back Bay Books
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