|Pages/Publication Date:||560 / 1992|
When hedonistic Princeton graduate Willie Keith signs up for midshipman school, he's hoping that he won't see combat in World War II. Much to his chagrin, Keith winds up in the Navy, where he finds that erratic, domineering Captain Queeg may be worse than any enemy he might face. The crew cautiously plots a mutiny, setting up a dramatic confrontation and unforgettable court martial trial. Topping the bestseller list in 1951 and winning Herman Wouk the Pulitzer Prize, this tense but thoughtful novel inspired a Broadway play as well as the Academy Award nominated 1954 film starring Humphrey Bogart.