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Jones, James 1921-1977

Overview
Works: 635 works in 1,982 publications in 22 languages and 39,052 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Drama  Military history  Psychological fiction  War stories  Love stories  Film adaptations  Art  Personal narratives‡vAmerican  History 
Roles: Author, Bibliographic antecedent, Performer, Narrator, Instrumentalist, Composer, Translator, Actor, Thesis advisor, Lyricist, Compiler, Other, Scenarist, Musician, Director
Classifications: PS3560.O49, 813.54
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From here to eternity by James Jones( Book )
268 editions published between 1951 and 2013 in 17 languages and held by 5,458 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Diamond Head, Hawaii, 1941. Pvt. Robert E. Lee Prewitt is a champion welterweight and a fine bugler. But when he refuses to join the company's boxing team, he gets "the treatment" that may break him or kill him. First Sgt. Milton Anthony Warden knows how to soldier better than almost anyone, yet he's risking his career to have an affair with the commanding officer's wife. Both Warden and Prewitt are bound by a common bond: the Army is their heart and blood ... and, possibly, their death. 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 ... in the most important American novel to come out of World War II, a masterpiece that captures as no other the honor and savagery of men
The thin red line by James Jones( Book )
164 editions published between 1962 and 2014 in 12 languages and held by 3,744 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
They are the men of C-for-Charlie Company. "Mad" 1st Sgt. Eddie Welsh, SSgt. 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
Whistle by James Jones( Book )
51 editions published between 1978 and 2013 in 9 languages and held by 2,763 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This third volume of a trilogy about World War II deals with the effects of the war on the lives of four soldiers
The merry month of May by James Jones( Book )
42 editions published between 1968 and 2013 in 7 languages and held by 1,743 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A family of intellectuals comes apart at the seams during the 1968 student revolts in ParisThe Parisian student revolts of May 1968 shook the country-and the European continent-to its foundations. In a tradition-obsessed nation where the old-guard bourgeoisie had spent decades oppressing youthful unrest, every flavor of rage suddenly had a voice. Hill Gallagher is there-a brash young intellectual grown tired of pretending that the world doesn't make him angry. Despite the protests of his screenwriter father, he becomes involved in the movement, joining in on protests with the fervor of a man who isn't afraid to destroy his country-or his family. In The Merry Month of May, James Jones draws on his own experiences living in Paris and witnessing the 1968 revolts firsthand to create an unforgettable portrait of a society at war with itself-and torn apart by change. This ebook features an illustrated biography of James Jones including rare photos from the author's estate
Go to the widow-maker by James Jones( Book )
43 editions published between 1966 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 1,409 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A playwright vacationing in Jamaica becomes dangerously obsessed with deep-sea divingRon Grant is one of the finest playwrights of his generation, second only to Tennessee Williams in pure genius. But success does not mean he feels like a man. On vacation in Jamaica with his mistress, an ice queen who considers him her personal trophy, his thoughts are back in New York City, with a beautiful young girl he met a few days before he left town. As the stress bears down on him, the brilliant playwright goes nearly to pieces before he finds his salvation under water. On his first deep-sea dive, Grant falls in love with the haunting beauty of the reef. He returns as soon as he can, staying longer and swimming deeper until all his problems seep away. But a man can't breathe underwater forever-and his obsession will drive him to take increasing risks that will change his life forever. This ebook features an illustrated biography of James Jones including rare photos from the author's estate
The pistol by James Jones( Book )
65 editions published between 1958 and 2013 in 9 languages and held by 1,113 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Richard Mast is a misfit in the infantry unit at Pearl Harbor. A bright mind in a sea of grunts, his only joy on the morning of December 7, 1941, is that today he has guard duty, which means he gets to carry a pistol. Usually reserved only for officers, the close-quarters weapon is coveted by every man in the infantry for its beauty and the sense of strength it gives the wearer. Mast intends to return the gun at the end of his shift--until the Japanese Navy intervenes
Some came running by James Jones( Book )
53 editions published between 1956 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 1,041 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
James Jones & rsquo;s saga of life in the American Midwest, newly revised five decades after it was first published After the blockbuster international success of From Here to Eternity, James Jones retreated from public life, making his home at the Handy Writers & rsquo; Colony in Illinois. His goal was to write something larger than a war novel, and the result, six years in the making, was Some Came Running, a stirring portrait of small-town life in the American Midwest at a time when our country and its people were striving to find their place in the new postwar world. Five decades later, it has been revised and reedited under the direction of the Jones estate to allow for a leaner, tighter read. The result is the masterpiece Jones intended: a tale whose brutal honesty is as shocking now as on the day it was first published. This ebook features an illustrated biography of James Jones including rare photos from the author & rsquo;s estate
A touch of danger by James Jones( Book )
25 editions published between 1973 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 1,037 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
His name is Frank Davies, but friends and clients call him Lobo. A private eye with a law degree, Lobo doesn't like to get rough but he'll do it for a friend. When a rich friend sends him to Paris to retrieve some stolen money, he earns himself a trip to Greece as a reward. It's supposed to be a vacation, but as soon as he arrives he's working again. First his landlady, an English woman married to a Greek, asks his help bringing her cheating husband to heel. Though he doesn't like her, he finds himself morbidly fascinated by her train wreck of a marriage. Then he meets a countess with a blackmail problem, and offers her a little pro-bono work. As he digs beneath the island's sunny surface, Lobo learns that no matter how beautiful the scenery, secrets are always ugly
The ice-cream headache, and other stories; the short fiction of James Jones by James Jones( Book )
30 editions published between 1968 and 2013 in English and held by 1,000 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A collection of short stories by one of America’s great twentieth-century writers In his introduction to this collection of sharply crafted short stories, James Jones compares novel writing to a long-term, chronic illness. Writing short stories, he says, is like a brief, intense fever: the kind that can kill or disappear in a matter of days. Although best known for epic war novels such as From Here to Eternity and The Thin Red Line, Jones also wrote short stories, and the ones in this volume burn with deadly intensity. Besides the expected stories of the soldier’s life, Jones gives us something surprising: five stories of childhood, tender and horrifying at the same time, inspired by his early life in the Depression-stricken Midwest. They and the other shorts in this volume are accompanied by author’s notes, which supplement Jones’s introduction, and a preface by his daughter, Kaylie Jones. This ebook features an illustrated biography of James Jones including rare photos from the author’s estate
The longest day by Ken Annakin( Visual )
3 editions published between 2000 and 2005 in English and held by 552 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The retelling of the Normandy invasion, June 6, 1944, from the perspectives of the Germans, the United States, Britain, and the Free French. Marshall Erwin Rommel, touring the defenses being established as part of the Reich's Atlantic Wall, notes to his officers that when the Allied invasion comes they must be stopped on the beach. "For the Allies as well as the Germans, it will be the longest day. The longest day."
WW II by James Jones( Book )
29 editions published between 1975 and 1980 in 4 languages and held by 292 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
James Jones has written a soldier's view of the war as it really was, directed by politicians and generals, but fought by American boys who became hardened, professional soldiers
Secret state of North Korea ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 288 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Just two years into the job and armed with nuclear weapons, North Korea's Kim Jong-un is the world's youngest dictator, ruling one of the world's most isolated countries ... Using new footage smuggled from inside and never-before-told stories from recent defectors living in South Korea, the film offers a rare glimpse at how some North Koreans are defying authority in a country where just being caught with illegal DVDs could mean immediate imprisonment"--Container
The James Jones reader : outstanding selections from his war writings by James Jones( Book )
3 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 282 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The thin red line by James Jones( Recording )
4 editions published between 1962 and 1999 in English and held by 192 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This is the story of the men of the C-for Charlie Company. 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..the living from the dead...in the brutal portrait that captures the total experience of men at war
Verdammt in alle Ewigkeit : Roman by James Jones( Book )
71 editions published between 1951 and 2004 in German and Undetermined and held by 147 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In einem Truppenlager auf Hawaii unmittelbar vor dem japanischen Angriff auf Pearl Harbour 1941 kämpft der junge Berufssoldat Robert Prewitt gegen brutale Vorgesetzte. (Orig.-Ausg.: 1951)
The thin red line by Terrence Malick( Visual )
30 editions published between 1998 and 2011 in English and Multiple languages and held by 123 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
World War II battle between the Japanese and the American military forces for control of the strategic island of Guadalcanal
To the end of the war unpublished stories by James Jones( )
2 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 103 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Never-before-published fiction by one of the finest war authors of the twentieth century In 1943, a young soldier named James Jones returned from the Pacific, lightly wounded and psychologically tormented by the horrors of Guadalcanal. When he was well enough to leave the hospital, he went AWOL rather than return to service, and began work on a novel of the World War II experience. Jones’s AWOL period was brief, but he returned to the novel at war’s end, bringing him to the attention of Maxwell Perkins, the legendary editor of Fitzgerald, Hemingway, and Thomas Wolfe. Jones would then go on to write From Here to Eternity, the National Book Award–winning novel that catapulted him into the ranks of the literary elite. Now, for the first time, Jones’s earliest writings are presented here, as a collection of stories about man and war, a testament to the great artist he was about to become. This ebook features an illustrated biography of James Jones including rare photos from the author’s estate
World War II trilogy by James Jones( )
2 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 101 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Three classic novels by James Jones, about the lives and struggles of American soldiers facing World War II In the epic From Here to Eternity, also a classic television series, Robert E. Lee Prewitt is Uncle Sam's finest bugler at the Pearl Harbor army base. A career soldier with no patience for army politics, Prewitt becomes incensed when a commander's favorite wins the title of First Bugler. His indignation results in a transfer to an infantry unit whose commander is less interested in preparing for war than he is in boxing. But when Prewitt refuses to join the company team, the commander and his sergeant decide to make the bugler's life hell. In The Thin Red Line, also an Oscar-nominated movie directed by Terrence Malick, the soldiers of C-for-Charlie Company are poised to charge Guadalcanal, igniting a six-month battle for two thousand square miles of jungle and sand. But these men are not cast from the heroic mold. The unit's captain is too intelligent and sensitive for the job, his first sergeant is half mad, and the enlisted men begin the campaign gripped by cowardice. Jones's moving portrayal of the Pacific combat experience stands among the great literature of World War II. In Whistle, at the end of a long journey across the Pacific, a ship catches sight of California. On board are hundreds of injured soldiers, survivors of the American infantry's battle to wrest the South Seas from the Japanese Empire. As the men on deck cheer their imminent return to their families, wives, and favorite girls, four stay below, unable to join in the celebration. These men are broken by war and haunted by what they learned there of the savagery of mankind. As they convalesce in a hospital in Memphis, the pain of that knowledge will torment them far worse than any wound
Viet journal by James Jones( Book )
5 editions published between 1973 and 1985 in English and Undetermined and held by 87 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
From here to eternity by Fred Zinnemann( Visual )
26 editions published between 1953 and 2013 in 6 languages and held by 67 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A woman (Natalie Wood) scorned and ignored by her callous, commanding officer husband, turns to one of his men (William Devane) for consolation--beginning an affair destined to change their lives forever
 
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Alternative Names
Dons, Dejms.
Dzhons, Dzheĭms 1921-1977
Džons, Džejms 1921-1977
Jones, James
ג'ונס, ג'יימס 1921-1977
ジョーンズ, ジェイムズ
Languages
English (643)
German (95)
Polish (40)
French (39)
Spanish (38)
Italian (26)
Dutch (21)
Danish (18)
Hungarian (10)
Swedish (9)
Portuguese (7)
Slovenian (7)
Croatian (6)
Czech (4)
Hebrew (4)
Japanese (3)
Norwegian (2)
Korean (1)
Macedonian (1)
Multiple languages (1)
Russian (1)
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