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This is a long, satisfying, commanding novel of the soldiers who were poised on the brink of real manhood when World War II flung them unceremoniously into that abyss. Private Robert E. Lee Prewitt is the nonconformist hero who refuses to box at Schofield Barracks and is slowly destroyed by his own rebelliousness. Around him, others are fighing their own small battles--and losing. It's worth noting that Jones' 1951 audience was shocked by his frank language and the sexual preoccupations of his characters. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
“A work of genius.”—Saturday Review
“Extraordinary and utterly irresistible . . . a compelling and compassionate story.”—Los Angeles Times
“A blockbuster of a book . . . raw and brutal and angry.”—The New York Times
“Ferocious . . . the most realistic and forceful novel I’ve read about life in the army.”—The New Yorker
Wonderful to revisit one of my favorite movies of all time. I never knew it was in print with KindlePublished on Oct. 4 2013 by Donald Vandervoort
The novel starts off a little slow but turns into a magnificent story that is hard to put down.
The character development in this novel is excellent. Read more
FROM HERE TO ETERNITY is an American classic and one of the very best novels about army life before World War II. Read morePublished on Nov. 3 2003 by Patrick Doherty
A truly great book, rich in insight and irony, which juxtaposes the personal against the backdrop of history. Read morePublished on Oct. 28 2003 by Killer Pooh
A very interesting portrayal of two different types of male hero. Both men are uncompromising in their philosophical approaches to life and love. Read morePublished on Sept. 29 2003
This book was amazing. I have to state, for the record, that I read James Jonse's "trilogy" out of order and completly inside out, reading The Thin Red Line, after seeing the... Read morePublished on April 25 2003
If you've heard of this book, chances are you've seen - or at least heard of - the classic movie. Rest assured, no matter how many times you've seen the movie, there's a lot more... Read morePublished on Aug. 14 2002 by David A. Bede