“Herman Wouk, the versatile, Pulitzer Prize winning author of such million-selling novels as ‘The Caine Mutiny’ and ‘The Winds of War,’ whose steady Jewish faith inspired his stories of religious values and secular success, died on Friday at 103,” reports the Associated Press.
The story continues, “Wouk was just 10 days shy of his 104th birthday and was working on a book until the end, said his literary agent Amy Rennert.
“Rennert said Wouk died in his sleep at his home in Palm Springs, California, where he settled after spending many years in Washington, D.C.”
The story adds that among Wouk’s works was the “two-part World War II epic ‘The Winds of War’ and ‘War and Remembrance,’ both of which Wouk himself adapted for a 1983, Emmy Award-winning TV miniseries starring Robert Mitchum. ‘The Winds of War’ received some of the highest ratings in TV history and Wouk’s involvement covered everything from the script to commercial sponsors.”
Here’s centenarian Wouk in a seven-minute interview on “CBS This Morning” in 2017 that we found on YouTube: