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Published by University of Illinois Press in Urbana .
Written in English


  • Jones, James, 1921-1977,
  • Morris, Willie -- Friends and associates,
  • Authors, American -- 20th century -- Biography

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Edition Notes

Originally published: New York : Doubleday & Co., 1978.

StatementWillie Morris ; foreword by Winston Groom.
LC ClassificationsPS3560.O49 Z79 1999
The Physical Object
Paginationviii, 259 p. :
Number of Pages259
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL43534M
ISBN 100252068378
LC Control Number99037821

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James T. Patterson Author of The Dread Disease: Cancer & Modern American Culture By eschewing sensationalism, Jones offers a compelling narrative that enhances our understanding of race relations in the twentieth-century South, of professionalism in medicine, and of American liberalism. Bad Blood deserves to win a xcientia.comed on: December 05, The 29th Annual James Jones First Novel Fellowship will be awarded to an American author of a first novel-in-progress, in , by the James Jones Literary Society. The award is intended to honor the spirit of unblinking honesty, determination, and insight. James Jones examines the bloody Guadalcanal campaign in his giant army story, after dissecting the hardcore army man in From Here to Eternity and bringing a World War II veteran back to his mid-Western home town beginning in some Came Running. In this new novel- without-a-hero, C-for-Charlie company itself is the protagonist- draftee and professional soldier; a "thin red line" of draftees and Phone: () Find many great new & used options and get the best deals for From Here to Eternity by James Jones, Book Club Edition Hardcover, at the best online prices at eBay! Free shipping for many products!