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ph_0111207125-Wouk.jpg Herman Wouk Published by Salem Press, Inc.

Herman Wouk (wohk) wrote several plays; the first, The Traitor, was produced on Broadway in 1949 and was published by Samuel French the same year. His most successful theatrical work, The Caine Mutiny Court-Martial (based on his novel published in 1951), appeared on Broadway in 1954 and was published by Doubleday the same year. Nature’s Way was produced on Broadway in 1957 and was published by Doubleday the following year. Eric Bentley, speaking of The Caine Mutiny Court-Martial, said that Wouk showed a gift for crisp dialogue that no other regular writer for the American theater could rival. The musical Don’t Stop the Carnival, a collaboration with pop musician Jimmy Buffett, was produced in 1998. Wouk collaborated with Richard Murphy in writing the screenplay for Slattery’s Hurricane (1949). Wouk also wrote teleplays, for The Winds of War (1983) and War and Remembrance (1988). This Is My God, which Wouk first published in 1959 and followed with a revised edition in 1973, is a description and explanation of Orthodox Judaism, especially as it is practiced in America. The volume was a Reader’s Digest Condensed Book Club selection and an alternate selection for the Book-of-the-Month Club in 1959.