Pulitzer Prize author Herman Wouk (born 1915) enlisted in the U.S. Navy soon after the attack on Pearl Harbor in December 1941. Although in later years he would be better known for other novels, this first one was written during his off-duty hours aboard ship while he served as an officer on a Navy destroyer. He signed a contract with a New York editor while he was off the coast of Okinawa.
He is known for more famous novels such as Caine Mutiny (1951) for which he earned a Pulitzer price. Later novels included The Winds of War (1971) and War and Remembrance (1978). All of them written based on his naval and wartime experiences.
Aurora Dawn was published by Simon and Schuster, New York, and includes an introductory preface by the author as well as a Table of Contents and Epilogue. 241 pages. No dust jacket. Owner's signature in pencil on the flysheet. All pages are intact and firmly bound. Stains on the inside back cover as well as on the back and a few on the front. Some shelf wear and age discoloration on the edges.
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