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Guard of Honor

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ISBN13: 9780156376099
ISBN10: 0156376091
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Guard of Honor is a neglected masterpiece that stands comparison with the greatest novels of the Second World War--essayist Noel Perrin deemed it "probably the best war novel of the twentieth century."

James Gould Cozzens's Guard of Honor won the Pulitzer Prize in 1949. The novel balances a vast cast of intricately enmeshed characters as they react over the course of three tense days in September 1943 to a racial incident on a U.S. Army airbase in Florida. The reader is acutely aware of the war raging abroad and the effect it has had, or will have, on the multitude of servicemen who populate Cozzens's immense canvas. As Noel Perrin commented in The Washington Post Book World: "There is material for two or three hundred movies in Guard of Honor."

"No other American novelist of our time writes with such profound understanding of the wellsprings of human character and of the social pressures that help to form it," said Orville Prescott in The New York Times. As Brendan Gill observed in The New Yorker: "Every page of Guard of Honor gives the impression of a writer at the very top of his powers setting out to accomplish nothing less than his masterwork."

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JAMES GOULD COZZENS won the Pulitzer Prize for Guard of Honor. His other novels include The Just and the Unjust, By Love Possessed, Men and Brethren, and Morning, Noon, and Night.

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eglazier, January 15, 2012 (view all comments by eglazier)
This is the epitome of character description while telling an interesting story. It takes place on an Army Air Corps training base in Florida in he early days of WW II, but the most telling part of the story is the interplay between very real people. One knows these characters existed before the story begins, and they will go on with their lives after the end of the book. They are real.
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plgrady, June 20, 2010 (view all comments by plgrady)
Like all great books, "Guard of Honor" has the irreducible stamp of being read ad infinitum.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780156376099
Author:
Cozzens, James Gould
Publisher:
Harcourt Trade Publishers
Location:
San Diego :
Subject:
General
Subject:
Historical
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
Military - World War II
Subject:
World war, 1939-1945
Subject:
War stories
Subject:
World War, 1939-1945 -- Fiction.
Subject:
World War, 19
Subject:
War
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series Volume:
no. 74
Publication Date:
October 1964
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
640
Dimensions:
8.5 x 5.5 in 9.99 lb

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