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Title:
A hole in Texas : a novel
Author:
Wouk, Herman, 1915-
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Edition:
[Large print edition].
Publication Information:
New York : Little, Brown & Co., [2004]

©2004
Physical Description:
473 pages (large print) ; 25 cm
Language:
English
ISBN:
9780316000727
Format :
Book

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The first novel by Wouk in ten years is a light, sprightly story about lost love, high-energy physics and the machinations of Washington. At 60, physicist Guy Carpenter is thrust back into the spotlight when the Chinese make a startling announcement.


Author Notes

Herman Wouk was born in New York on May 27, 1915. He received an A.B. degree from Columbia University, New York. In 1936, he became a radio scriptwriter with Fred Allen. In 1941, he served the U.S. government by producing radio broadcasts to sell war bonds. He joined the United States Navy and served in the Pacific. He began his first novel during off-duty hours at sea.

He has been a full-time writer since 1946. His debut novel, Aurora Dawn, was published in 1947. His other books include City Boy, Marjorie Morningstar, This Is My God, The Winds of War, War and Remembrance, and Sailor and Fiddler. He received the Pulitzer Prize for fiction in 1952 for The Caine Mutiny. He has also received the Columbia University Medal of Excellence, the Hamilton Medal, the America Academy of Achievement Golden Plate Award, the Washingtonian Award, the U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation Award, and the Kazetnik Award. The first Library of Congress Lifetime Achievement Award for the Writing of Fiction was awarded Wouk in 2008.

(Bowker Author Biography)