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Jones, James 1921-1977

Overview
Works: 340 works in 1,374 publications in 19 languages and 34,303 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Drama  War films  Film adaptations  Military history  War stories  Psychological fiction  Romance films  Romance fiction  Historical films 
Roles: Author, Narrator, Bibliographic antecedent, Performer, Scenarist, zxx, Composer
Classifications: PS3560.O49, 813.54
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From here to eternity by James Jones( Book )

243 editions published between 1951 and 2016 in 12 languages and held by 5,176 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 )

110 editions published between 1962 and 2016 in 9 languages and held by 3,430 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

They are the men of C-for-Charlie company-- "Mad" 1st Sgt. Eddie Welsh, Pvt. 1st Class Don Doll, Pvt. John Bell, Capt. James Stein, Cpl. Fife, and dozens more just like them -- infantrymen 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 )

38 editions published between 1974 and 2013 in 8 languages and held by 2,531 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 2014 in 6 languages and held by 1,558 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A family of intellectuals comes apart at the seams during the 1968 student revolts in Paris. The 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
Go to the widow-maker by James Jones( Book )

47 editions published between 1966 and 2016 in 4 languages and held by 1,266 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A playwright vacationing in Jamaica becomes dangerously obsessed with deep-sea diving
Some came running by James Jones( Book )

88 editions published between 1956 and 2016 in 4 languages and held by 956 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

James Jones's saga of life in the American Midwest, newly revised five decades after it was first published and including a new foreword by his daughter, Kaylie Jones After the blockbuster international success of From Here to Eternity, James Jones retreated from public life, making his home at the Handy Writers' 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's estate
The pistol by James Jones( Book )

37 editions published between 1958 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 948 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A novel woven around a pistol issued to the author for guard duty at the time of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, 7 December 1941
A touch of danger by James Jones( Book )

31 editions published between 1973 and 2011 in 6 languages and held by 899 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 )

36 editions published between 1968 and 2011 in English and Polish and held by 870 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of short stories by one of America & rsquo;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 & rsquo;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 & rsquo;s notes, which supplement Jones & rsquo;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 & rsquo;s estate
The longest day by Ken Annakin( Visual )

6 editions published between 2000 and 2012 in English and held by 585 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 )

19 editions published between 1975 and 1980 in 3 languages and held by 281 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
The thin red line by James Jones( Recording )

4 editions published between 1962 and 1999 in English and held by 171 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
The thin red line by Terrence Malick( Visual )

31 editions published between 1998 and 2011 in 7 languages and held by 104 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"En 1942, le film évoque la bataille de Guadalcanal dans le Pacifique opposant les Américains aux Japonais lors de la Seconde Guerre mondiale. Dans un paysage paradisiaque, les soldats vont se livrer une bataille sanglante où tous perdront une partie d'eux-mêmes."
Viet journal by James Jones( Book )

4 editions published between 1973 and 1985 in English and Undetermined and held by 81 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From here to eternity by Fred Zinnemann( Visual )

26 editions published between 1953 and 2012 in 5 languages and held by 69 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A drama about life in the regular Army in the days prior to World War II. Shows the effect of Army discipline on an individualistic former boxing champion who defies the attempts of officers and men to break him when he refuses to fight on the company's boxing team. Includes actual scenes of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor
WWII : a chronicle of soldiering by James Jones( Book )

3 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 56 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

James Jones reads James Jones by James Jones( Recording )

4 editions published in 1968 in English and held by 43 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contains selections from The thin red line and From here to eternity
To the end of the war : unpublished stories by James Jones( Book )

2 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 16 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 & rsquo;s AWOL period was brief, but he returned to the novel at war & rsquo;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 & ndash;winning novel that catapulted him into the ranks of the literary elite. Now, for the first time, Jones & rsquo;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 & rsquo;s estate
To reach eternity : the letters of James Jones by James Jones( Book )

2 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The James Jones reader : outstanding selections from his war writings by James Jones( Book )

2 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

 
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The thin red line
Alternative Names
Dons, Dejms.

Dzhons, Dzheĭms 1921-1977

Džons, Džejms 1921-1977

James Jones Amerikaans schrijver

James Jones amerikansk författare

James Jones amerikansk skribent

James Jones écrivain américain

James Jones pisarz i nowelista amerykański

James Jones scrittore statunitense

James Jones US-amerikanischer Schriftsteller

Jones, James

Jones, James Ramon 1921-1977

Джонс, Джеймс 1921-1977

Джонс, Джеймс Рамон

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ג'ונס, ג'יימס

ג'ונס, ג'יימס 1921-1977

ג'יימס ג'ונס

جیمز جونز نویسنده آمریکایی

जेम्स जोन्स

ჯეიმზ ჯოუნზი

존스, 제임스 1921-1977

ジェームズ・ジョーンズ アメリカの小説家

ジョーンズ, ジェイムズ

詹姆斯·瓊斯 (作家)

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The thin red lineWhistleThe merry month of MayThe pistolThe ice-cream headache, and other stories; the short fiction of James JonesThe thin red lineFrom here to eternity