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James Jones

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James Jones (1921-1977), one of the major novelists of his generation,
is known primarily as the author of fiction that probes the effects of World War II on the individual soldier. Born in Robinson, Illinois, Jones entered the U.S. Army and
had the distinction of being the only individual who would become a major
writer to witness the attack by the Japanese on Pearl Harbor. A member of
the 27th U.S. Infantry Regiment, Jones was wounded at Guadalcanal and returned to
Robinson, where he started to write about his experiences. After shelving his
unpublished first novel, "They Shall Inherit the Laughter," Jones completed the
critically acclaimed international... Read More

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From Here to Eternity

Written by James Jones


Format: Trade Paperback, 864 pages
Publisher: Delta
On Sale: October 13, 1998
Price: $17.00

Winner of the National Book Award, this bestseller describes army life in Hawaii on the eve of Pearl Harbor.
In this magnificent but brutal classic of a soldier's life, James Jones portrays the courage, violence and passions of men and women who live by unspoken codes and with unutterable despair. ... Read more >
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Exam Copy
From Here to Eternity
The Complete Uncensored Edition
Written by James Jones
Foreword by William Styron


Format: Trade Paperback, 896 pages
Publisher: Dial Press Trade Paperback
On Sale: October 16, 2012
Price: $17.00

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The Thin Red Line
A Novel
Written by James Jones
Foreword by Francine Prose


Format: Trade Paperback, 544 pages
Publisher: Dial Press Trade Paperback
On Sale: February 9, 1998
Price: $17.00

The World War II classic (1962) by the bestselling author of From Here to Eternity and Whistle, follows the men of Charlie Company as they fight on Guadalcanal.

"A rare and splendid accomplishment...strong and ambitious, spacious, and as honest as any novel ever written."--Newsweek

"A major novel of combat in World War... Read more >
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