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The Hope (Paperback)

Author:  Herman Wouk
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Format: Paperback
ISBN-10: 0316954411
ISBN-13: 9780316954419
Sku: 30940496
Publish Date: 4/10/2007
Dimensions:  (in Inches) 8H x 5.25L x 1T
Pages:  704
Age Range:  NA
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Like no other novelist at work today, Herman Wouk has managed to capture the sweep of history in novels rich in character and alive with drama. In "The Hope," which opens in 1948 and culminates in the miraculous triumph of 1967's Six-Day War, Wouk plunges the reader into the story of a nation struggling for its birth and then its survival. As the tale resumes in "The Glory," Wouk portrays the young nation once again pushed to the brink of annihilation -- and sets the stage for today's ongoing struggle for peace.

Taking us from the Sinai to Jerusalem, from dust-choking battles to the Entebbe raid, from Camp David to the inner lives of such historical figures as Golda Meir, Moshe Dayan, and Anwar Sadat, these extraordinary novels have the authenticity and authority of Wouk's finest fiction -- and together strike a resounding chord of hope for all humanity.

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Taking readers from 1948 to 1967 in Sinai, Jerusalem, and Washington, D.C., a stunning depiction of the conflicts that shaped the struggling nation of Israel follows the adventures of a sinister Mossad man, a religious ace fighter pilot, the daughter of a CIA man, and more.
"The Hope" covers the early years of Israel's struggle for existence and survival, following the deeds and sacrifices of four main characters: Zev Barak, the cultured soldier; Benny Luria, the ace fighter pilot with religious stirrings; Sam Pasternak, the sardonic, slightly sinister Mossad man; and the antic warrior called Quixote (Kishote).
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.


New York Times Book Review
"Much of the dialogue is witty; the descriptions of back-channel diplomacy between the United States and Israel are fascinating and convincing; there are some good battle scenes and a lot of sex." - David B. Green 1/9/94

Book Jacket
"A great book....ultimately a glorification of man's possibilities. It is in this new country of Israel--where the values of the citizen are the values of the family, where the soldier is also a scholar--that modern man has the most hope. The title is apt, the book is magnificent." - Anthony Burgess

Book Jacket
"His treatment of history is brilliant." - Henry A. Kissinger

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Product attributeBook Format:   Paperback
Product attributeNumber of Pages:   0704
Product attributePublisher:   Back Bay Books
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