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From Here to Eternity

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ISBN13: 9780385333641
ISBN10: 0385333641
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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 ther the honor and savagery of men.

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Winner of the National Book Award, this novel of courage, violence, and passion was the basis of the famous film starring Burt Lancaster, Deborah Kerr, and Frank Sinatra. This first book in James Jones's epic WW II trilogy follows the lives of the men and women stationed in Diamond Head, Hawaii, on the eve of the attack on the eve of the attack on Pearl Harbor.

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lukas, December 4, 2014 (view all comments by lukas)
I was planning a trip to Pearl Harbor and thought I'd read this first. Man, it is long. James Jones's classic (he also wrote "The Thin Red Line," which is better) is a heavyweight of a book: big, brawling, boozing, brawny. Like some of Mailer's novels (he also wrote a WW2 book), it knocks you around until you've had enough. I'm not sure if Jones had an editor on this, but he certainly could've cut some parts from this over 800 page doorstop. For those who've seen the movie, which is much more streamlined, this is much more vulgar and seedy, with whorehouses, "queer" bashing, racial slurs, and liberal use of the f-bomb. I didn't dislike it, but it was a bit of a long slog (it'll only feel like an eternity!) and I'm glad to be done with it. PS: the title comes from Kipling.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780385333641
Author:
Jones, James
Publisher:
Delta
Location:
New York, N.Y.
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
United states
Subject:
War
Subject:
Soldiers
Subject:
Men's Adventure
Subject:
War & Military
Subject:
War stories
Subject:
Soldiers -- United States.
Subject:
General Fiction
Subject:
Popular Fiction-Military
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series Volume:
no. 247
Publication Date:
19981031
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
864
Dimensions:
8.16x5.32x1.88 in. 1.55 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , Winner of the National Book Award, this novel of courage, violence, and passion was the basis of the famous film starring Burt Lancaster, Deborah Kerr, and Frank Sinatra. This first book in James Jones's epic WW II trilogy follows the lives of the men and women stationed in Diamond Head, Hawaii, on the eve of the attack on the eve of the attack on Pearl Harbor.
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