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The thin red line.

Author: James Jones
Publisher: New York, Scribner [1962]
Edition/Format:   Book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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They are the men of C-for-Charlie Company--"Mad" 1stSgt. 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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Fiction
War stories
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Jones, James, 1921-1977.
Thin red line.
New York, Scribner [1962]
(OCoLC)562315248
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: James Jones
OCLC Number: 294150
Description: 495 pages illustrations 22 cm

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They are the men of C-for-Charlie Company--"Mad" 1stSgt. 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.

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