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The Thin Red Line

by James Jones

The World War II classic by the bestselling author of “From Here to Eternity” and “Whistle, ” now a major motion picture from 20th Century Fox.
They are the men of C-for-Charlie Company–“Mad” 1st/Sgt. Eddie Welsh, S/Sgt. Don Doll, Pvt. John Bell, Capt. James Stein, Cpl. Fife, and dozens more just like them–infantrymen in “this man’s army” who are about to land grim and white-faced on an atoll in the Pacific called Guadalcanal. This is their story, a shatteringly realistic walk into hell and back.
In the days ahead some will earn medals; others will do anything they can dream up to get evacuated before they land in a muddy grave. But they will all discover the thin red line that divides the sane from the mad–and the living from the dead–in this unforgettable portrait that captures for all time the total experience of men at war.


09 February, 1998

About James Jones

James Jones (November 6, 1921 – May 9, 1977) was an American novelist known for his explorations of World War II and its aftermath. He won the 1952 National Book Award for his first published novel, From Here to Eternity, which was adapted for the big screen immediately and made into a television series a generation later.


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