Title: The Hope: A Novel
Publisher: Little Brown and Company December 1993
Publication Date: 1993
Book Condition: Fine (F)
Dust Jacket Condition: As New
Edition: First Edition.
Appears unread, crisp, clean, bright and tight. Near fine book/Near Fine Dust Jacket. BEAUTIFUL copy. In the Hope, the author told the riveting saga of the first twenty years of Israel's existence, culminating in its resounding triumph in the Six-Day War. In The Hope, his long-awaited return to historical fiction, he turns to one of the most thrilling stories of our tine-the saga of Israel. Minimal edgewear to cover. Bookseller Inventory # 20080806102284
Synopsis: A chronicle of the wars and conflicts--from the 1948 war of independence to the present day--that have determined Israel's existence is seen through the eyes of three fictional military families and many real-life participants. 500,000 first printing. $500,000 ad/promo.
About the Author: Herman Wouk (born May 27, 1915) is an bestselling American author, with a number of notable novels to his credit, including The Caine Mutiny, The Winds of War, and War and Remembrance. He was born in New York City, into a Jewish family that had immigrated from Russia, and received an A.B. from Columbia University. He was first a radio scriptwriter, and worked with Fred Allen, then in 1941 worked for the US government on radio spots selling war bonds. Wouk then joined the United States Navy and served in the Pacific Theater, an experience he later characterized as educational; "I learned about machinery, I learned how men behaved under pressure, and I learned about Americans." His first ship was the USS Zane, then he was second-in-command on the Southard. He started his writing career onboard, working on a novel during his off-duty hours. He married Betty Sarah Brown in 1945, with whom he had three sons, became a fulltime writer in 1946, and published his debut novel, Aurora Dawn in 1947. In 1952, The Caine Mutiny received the Pulitzer Prize. In 1998, he received the Guardian of Zion Award.
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