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The Hope.

WOUK, Herman.

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ISBN 10: 0316955191 / ISBN 13: 9780316955195
Published by Little, Brown and Company [1993], Boston, 1993
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Small 4to. Blue cloth spine with gilt lettering and blue paper over boards, pictorial dust jacket. 693pp. Map. Near fine/fine. Tight, handsome first edition of this thick novel set in Israel between 1948 and 1967, with a small gold-edged bookplate signed by Wouk in blue ink on the title page. Fine plate, though Wouk appears to have smudged just the "k" a bit. Bookseller Inventory # 37607

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Title: The Hope.

Publisher: Little, Brown and Company [1993], Boston

Publication Date: 1993

Binding: Hardcover

Dust Jacket Condition: Dust Jacket Included

Signed: Signed by Author(s)

Edition: 1st Edition

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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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