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Sailor and Fiddler

(2016)
Reflections of a 100-Year-Old Author
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In an unprecedented literary accomplishment, Herman Wouk, one of America's most beloved and enduring authors, reflects on his life and times from the remarkable vantage point of 100 years old.

Many years ago, the great British philosopher Sir Isaiah Berlin urged Herman Wouk to write his autobiography. Wouk responded, "Why me? I'm nobody." Berlin answered, "No, no. You've traveled. You've known many people. You have interesting ideas. It would do a lot of good."

Now, in the same year he has celebrated his 100th birthday, Herman Wouk finally reflects on the life experiences that inspired his most beloved novels. Among those experiences are his days writing for comedian Fred Allen's radio show, one of the most popular shows in the history of the medium; enlisting in the US Navy during World War II; falling in love with Betty Sarah Brown, the woman who would become his wife (and literary agent) for 66 years; writing his Pulitzer Prize-winning novel, The Caine Mutiny as well as a big hit Broadway play, The Caine Mutiny Court Martial; and the surprising inspirations and people behind such masterpieces as The Winds of War, War and Remembrance, Marjorie Morningstar, and Youngblood Hawke.

Written with the wisdom of a man who has lived through two centuries and the wit of someone who began his career as a professional comedy writer, the first part of Wouk's memoir ("Sailor") refers to his Navy experience and writing career, the second ("Fiddler") to what he's learned from living a life of faith. Ultimately, Sailor and Fiddler is an unprecedented reflection from a vantage point few people have lived to experience.



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April 2016 : USA Hardback
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Title: Sailor and Fiddler: Reflections of a 100-Year-Old Author (Thorndike Large Print Lifestyles)
Author(s): Herman Wouk
ISBN: 1-4104-8862-4 / 978-1-4104-8862-6 (USA edition)
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January 2016 : USA Hardback
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Title: Sailor and Fiddler: Reflections of a 100-Year-Old Author
Author(s): Herman Wouk
ISBN: 1-5011-2854-X / 978-1-5011-2854-7 (USA edition)
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October 2016 : USA Paperback
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Title: Sailor and Fiddler: Reflections of a 100-Year-Old Author
Author(s): Herman Wouk
ISBN: 1-5011-2855-8 / 978-1-5011-2855-4 (USA edition)
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January 2016 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Sailor and Fiddler: Reflections of a 100-Year-Old Author
Author(s): Herman Wouk
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio
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January 2016 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: Sailor and Fiddler: Reflections of a 100-Year-Old Author
Author(s): Herman Wouk
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January 2016 : UK Audio edition
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Title: Sailor and Fiddler: Reflections of a 100-Year-Old Author
Author(s): Herman Wouk
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January 2016 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: Sailor and Fiddler: Reflections of a 100-Year-Old Author
Author(s): Herman Wouk
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
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January 2016 : UK Kindle edition
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Title: Sailor and Fiddler: Reflections of a 100-Year-Old Author
Author(s): Herman Wouk
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Availability: Amazon UK