Friday, May 17, 2019

Herman Wouk, WWII Naval Officer And Pulitzer Prize-Winning Author Of 'The Caine Mutiny' And Other Great Navy Novels, Dies at 103


Herman Wouk (seen in the above and below photos), a naval officer in World War II and the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of some of my favorite WWII Navy novels, including The Caine Mutiny, The Winds of War and War and Remembrance, died today. He was 103.

The Caine Mutiny was made into a 1952 classic film with Humphrey Bogart and The Winds of War and War and Remembrance were made into TV mini-series starring Robert Mitchum as Commander "Pug" Henry.

You can read about his life and work via the below link:

https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2019/may/17/caine-mutiny-winds-of-war-author-herman-wouk-has-d/




You can watch The Winds of War via the below link:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-ZABDI_G1o4&t=73s

3 comments:

  1. Good grief ... 103 .... my favorite is The Caine Mutiny .... I guess that’s not surprising .... I was an LDO in JAGC,

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  2. R.T. My wife and I saw The Caine Mutiny paly staged in a courtroom in Philadelphia's City Hall. Good play made more realistic by its authentic setting. Have you seen the Winds of War mini-series? I offer the link to the series - free on youtube.com. Robert Mitchum was terrific in the WWII historical novels.

    Paul

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    1. I do remember liking WofW on TV ... I plan on reading the book and it’s sequel soon ... I must also read TCM again .... he wasn’t great writer but good writer ....

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