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Jones, James 1921-1977

Overview
Works: 314 works in 1,596 publications in 22 languages and 33,861 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Drama  War fiction  War films  Film adaptations  Military history  Psychological fiction  Romance films  Romance fiction  Historical films 
Roles: Author, Bibliographic antecedent, Narrator, Performer, Scenarist, Other, Composer
Classifications: PS3560.O49, 813.54
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From here to eternity by James Jones( Book )
436 editions published between 1951 and 2016 in 20 languages and held by 5,608 libraries worldwide
Diamond Head, Hawaii, 1941. Private 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 )
61 editions published between 1962 and 2016 in 6 languages and held by 3,376 libraries worldwide
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
Whistle by James Jones( Book )
36 editions published between 1974 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,551 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 )
46 editions published between 1968 and 2014 in 8 languages and held by 1,605 libraries worldwide
Paris. May. 1968. This is the Paris of the barricaded boulevards; of rebelling students' strongholds; of the literati; the sexual anarchists; the leftists -- written chillingly of a time in French history closely paralleling what America went through in the late 1960s. As the Revolution sweeps across Paris, the reader sees, feels, smells, and fears all the turmoil that was the May revolt, the frightening social quicksand of 1968
Go to the widow-maker by James Jones( Book )
56 editions published between 1966 and 2016 in 5 languages and held by 1,358 libraries worldwide
A playwright vacationing in Jamaica becomes dangerously obsessed with deep-sea diving
The pistol by James Jones( Book )
76 editions published between 1958 and 2016 in 11 languages and held by 1,118 libraries worldwide
Follows PFC Richard Mask during the first days and weeks of World War II in Hawaii, as he and his company move from Schofield Barracks to the beaches of Oahu, then to a remote mountain pass, and centers on the conflict over his pistol, a .45 caliber automatic
Some came running by James Jones( Book )
33 editions published between 1956 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 967 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
The ice-cream headache, and other stories; the short fiction of James Jones by James Jones( Book )
38 editions published between 1968 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 961 libraries worldwide
A collection of thirteen short stories by James Jones about men, women, and children in love, at war, and in marriage
A touch of danger by James Jones( Book )
13 editions published between 1973 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 950 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 longest day ( visu )
3 editions published between 2001 and 2012 in English and held by 599 libraries worldwide
Re-enacts the military operation of D-Day from four points of view - the workings of the high commands of the American, English, French, and German forces in their battle scheme for Normandy. Largely filmed on actual invasion sites of France
WW II by James Jones( Book )
27 editions published between 1975 and 1977 in 3 languages and held by 281 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 Terrence Malick( visu )
55 editions published between 1998 and 2014 in 7 languages and held by 191 libraries worldwide
A group of young soldiers fight in the battle of Guadalcanal during World War II
From here to eternity by Fred Zinnemann( visu )
67 editions published between 1953 and 2017 in 7 languages and held by 184 libraries worldwide
Indictment of peacetime military life, focusing on the lives and loves of soldiers stationed in Hawaii just prior to the bombing of Pearl Harbor
From Here to Eternity : the Restored Edition by James Jones( file )
3 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 176 libraries worldwide
James Jones's epic story of army life in the calm before Pearl Harbor-now with previously censored scenes and dialogue restoredAt the Pearl Harbor army base in 1941, Robert E. Lee Prewitt is Uncle Sam's finest bugler. 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'
The thin red line by James Jones( Sound Recording )
4 editions published between 1962 and 1999 in English and held by 154 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
To the end of the war : unpublished stories by James Jones( file )
10 editions published between 2011 and 2014 in English and held by 153 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( file )
2 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 114 libraries worldwide
Three classic novels by James Jones, aboutthe lives and struggles of American soldiers facing World War II
WWII : a chronicle of soldiering by James Jones( Book )
6 editions published between 1978 and 2014 in English and French and held by 108 libraries worldwide
"In 1975, James Jones—the American author whose novels From Here to Eternity and The Thin Red Line had made him the preeminent voice of the enlisted man in World War II—was chosen to write the text for an oversized coffee table book edited by former Yank magazine art director Art Weithas and featuring visual art from World War II. The book was a best seller, praised for both its images and for Jones's text, but in subsequent decades the artwork made it impossible for the book to be reproduced in its original form, and it fell out of print and was forgotten. This edition of WWII makes available for the first time in more than twenty years Jones's stunning text, his only extended nonfiction writing on the war that defined his generation. Moving chronologically and thematically through the complex history of the conflict, Jones interweaves his own vivid memories of soldiering in the Pacific—from the look on a Japanese fighter pilot's face as he bombed Pearl Harbor, so close that Jones could see him smile and wave, to hitting the beach under fire in Guadalcanal—while always returning to resounding larger themes. Much of WWII can be read as a tribute to the commitment of American soldiers, but Jones also pulls no punches, bluntly chronicling resentment at the privilege of the officers, questionable strategic choices, wartime suffering, disorganization, the needless loss of life, and the brutal realization that a single soldier is ultimately nothing but a replaceable cog in a heartless machine. As the generation that fought and won World War II leaves the stage, James Jones's book reminds us of what they accomplished—and what they sacrificed to do so."--Publisher's information
Viet journal by James Jones( Book )
6 editions published between 1973 and 1985 in English and Undetermined and held by 81 libraries worldwide
James Jones reads James Jones by James Jones( Sound Recording )
3 editions published in 1968 in English and held by 41 libraries worldwide
Contains selections from The thin red line and From here to eternity
 
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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 lautan Lamerikänik
James Jones pisarz i nowelista amerykański
James Jones scrittore statunitense
James Jones US-amerikanischer Schriftsteller
James Jones Usana autoro
James Jones usona aŭtoro
Jimmy Jones
Jones James
Jones, James, 1921-
Jones, James E.
Jones, James Ramon 1921-1977
Джонс, Джеймс
Джонс, Джеймс 1921-1977
Джонс, Джеймс Рамон
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ג'ונס, ג'יימס
ג'ונס, ג'יימס 1921-1977
ג'ונס, ג'ימס, 1921-1977
ג'ונס, ג'מס 1921-1977
ג'יימס ג'ונס
جيمس جونز مؤلف أمريكي
جیمز جونز
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)
Languages
English (660)
German (111)
Spanish (60)
French (49)
Polish (43)
Italian (28)
Dutch (23)
Danish (20)
Hungarian (18)
Croatian (7)
Swedish (7)
Slovenian (6)
Czech (5)
Multiple languages (5)
Russian (5)
Hebrew (4)
Finnish (3)
Portuguese (2)
Turkish (2)
Japanese (1)
Persian (1)
Macedonian (1)
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