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The battered leatherbound Talmud that Herman Wouk reads every morning provides instruction for almost everything in life. It failed him, however, when he faced something he had never before attempted: writing a television script. After turning out eight hefty novels and several plays, Wouk found that adapting The Winds of War to the small screen was something he could learn only by doing. Not even his five-year stint of writing radio gags for Comedian Fred Allen in the 1930s prepared him for the task, except that then, as now, he was writing for someone else. "I've come full circle, once again...

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