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Sailor and Fiddler: Reflections of a 100-year-old Author
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Simon & Schuster
Publication date January 17, 2017
Pages 160
Binding Paperback
Edition Reprint
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9781501128554
ISBN-10 1501128558
Dimensions 0 by 5 by 8 in.
Original list price $14.00
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Summaries and Reviews
Amazon.com description: Product Description: “A sparkling memoir of a well-lived life of literature, fame, and love” (Booklist) by one of America’s most beloved authors, as he looks back over his 100 years.

In this remarkable memoir “full of adventure, wit, color, and detail” (Jewish Journal), Herman Wouk finally reflects on the life experiences that inspired his most enduring novels. With a tone that is “generous and warm” (The Boston Globe), he tells of 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 sixty-three years; writing his Pulitzer Prize–winning novel, The Caine Mutiny; as well as a big hit Broadway play and an equally big Broadway flop; 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 “trailblazing centenarian charmer” (Buffalo News) and the wit of someone who began his career as professional comedy writer, Sailor and Fiddler is an unprecedented reflection on writing and faith—“a lovely coda to the career of a man who made American literature a kinder, smarter, better place” (NPR).

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Hardcover
Book cover for 9781410488626 Book cover for 9781501128547
 
Large print edition from Thorndike Pr (April 20, 2016)
9781410488626 | details & prices | 265 pages | 5.75 × 8.75 × 1.00 in. | 0.85 lbs | List price $31.99
About: The literary master reflects on his life and times from the unique vantage point of one hundred years of age, covering such topics as his work on Fred Allen's radio shows, his World War II military service, and the inspirations behind his written works.
from Simon & Schuster (January 5, 2016)
9781501128547 | details & prices | 135 pages | 5.00 × 8.25 × 1.00 in. | 0.58 lbs | List price $20.00
About: 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.
Paperback
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Reprint edition from Simon & Schuster (January 17, 2017)
9781501128554 | details & prices | 160 pages | List price $14.00
About: “A sparkling memoir of a well-lived life of literature, fame, and love” (Booklist) by one of America’s most beloved authors, as he looks back over his 100 years.

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