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Herman Wouk
Wouk in Jerusalem, 1955
BornMay 27, 1915(1915-05-27)
The Bronx, New York, U.S.
DiedMay 17, 2019(2019-05-17) (aged 103)
Palm Springs, California, U.S.
Resting placeBeth David Cemetery, Elmont, New York, U.S.
EducationTownsend Harris High School
Alma materColumbia University
Notable work(s)
  • The Caine Mutiny
  • Winds of War
  • War and Remembrance
  • This is My God
Spouse(s)Betty Sarah Brown (m. 1945–2011) «start: (1945)–end+1: (2012)»"Marriage: Betty Sarah Brown to Herman Wouk" Location: (linkback:
Relative(s)Victor Wouk (brother)
Military career
Service/branch United States Navy
Years of service1942–1946


Herman Wouk (May 27, 1915 – May 17, 2019) was a Pulitzer Prize winning American writer. He was from New York City, New York. Wouk had written many books including The Caine Mutiny. He won Pulitzer Prize award in 1952.[1]

Wouk was Orthodox Jewish and was known for his defence of religion, tradition, American patriotism and the Military.

Wouk died in his sleep at his home in Palm Springs, California on May 17, 2019, 10 days before his 104th birthday.[2]


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