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Groom, Winston 1944-

Overview
Works: 150 works in 644 publications in 17 languages and 27,511 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  History  Drama  Biography  Military history  Film and video adaptations  Film adaptations  Personal narratives‡vAmerican  Suspense fiction  Humorous stories 
Subject Headings:
Roles: Scenarist, Bibliographic antecedent, Conceptor, Author of introduction, Creator
Classifications: PS3557.R56, 813.54
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Most widely held works by Winston Groom
Forrest Gump by Winston Groom ( Book )
127 editions published between 1986 and 2013 in 12 languages and held by 3,694 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Meet Forrest Gump, the lovable, herculean, and surprisingly savvy hero of this remarkable comic odyssey. After accidentally becoming the star of University of Alabama's football team, Forrest goes on to become a Vietnam War hero, a world-class Ping-Pong player, a villainous wrestler, and a business tycoon -- as he wonders with childlike wisdom at the insanity all around him. In between misadventures, he manages to compare battle scars with Lyndon Johnson, discover the truth about Richard Nixon, and survive the ups and downs of remaining true to his only love, Jenny, on an extraordinary journey through three decades of the American cultural landscape. Forrest Gump has one heck of a story to tell -- and you've got to read it to believe it
Gump & Co. by Winston Groom ( Book )
23 editions published between 1982 and 1996 in 4 languages and held by 2,324 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The job-hunting adventures of an unemployed widower with a daughter to support. He is Forrest Gump whose adventures range from selling encyclopedias to discovering New Coke, to the Gulf War during which he captures Saddam Hussein
Shrouds of glory : from Atlanta to Nashville--the last great campaign of the Civil War by Winston Groom ( Book )
7 editions published between 1995 and 2004 in English and held by 1,341 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Shrouds of Glory focuses on Confederate General John Bell Hood's decisive actions in the western theater of operations during the final moments of the Civil War. The rich narrative takes us on a journey through the ravaged South to the once vibrant city of Nashville, where General Hood makes a last, futile attempt to preserve the Confederacy
Vicksburg, 1863 by Winston Groom ( Book )
12 editions published between 2009 and 2013 in English and held by 1,291 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
While Gettysburg is better known, Vicksburg was the more important battle from a strategic point of view according to the author, Winston Groom. Here he details the struggle by the Union to gain control of the Mississippi River valley and to divide the Confederacy in two. We see Grant's determination, the feistiness of William Tecumseh Sherman , and the pride and intransigence of Confederate leaders from Jefferson Davis and General Joseph E. Johnston to General John C. Pemberton, the Rebel who commanded at Vicksburg and took the blame for losing
A storm in Flanders : the Ypres salient, 1914-1918 : tragedy and triumph on the Western Front by Winston Groom ( Book )
8 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in English and held by 1,260 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
An analysis of a pivotal battle of World War I revisits the four-year-long Battle of Ypres, an engagement that cost hundreds of thousands of lives and forever changed the way war would be waged
Shiloh, 1862 by Winston Groom ( Book )
4 editions published between 2012 and 2014 in English and held by 1,200 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In the spring of 1862, many Americans still believed that the Civil War, 'would be over by Christmas.' The losses in Virginia at Bull Run the previous summer, with nearly 5,000 casualties, had been shocking enough, but suddenly came word of an appalling battle in the wildernesses of Southwest Tennessee, Shiloh, that cost 24,000 lives, most of them during a single day. This was more casualties than from all previous U.S. wars combined, including the American Revolution. As author Winston Groom reveals in this dramatic, heart-rending account, the Battle of Shiloh would singlehandedly shock the psyche of the military, politicians, and American people- North and South- about what they had unleashed by creating a Civil War. In a gripping account of this 'great and terrible' battle of the Civil War, Groom describes the dramatic events of April 6 and 7, 1862, when a bold surprise attack on Ulysses S. Grant's encamped troops launched the bloody battle that would forever alter the character of the war. The Southerners struck at dawn on April 6th, and Groom vividly recounts the battle that raged for two days over the densely wooded and poorly mapped terrain. Driven back on the first day, Grant regrouped and mounted a fierce attack the second, and aided by the timely arrival of reinforcements managed to salvage an encouraging victory for the Federals. Groom's deft prose reveals how the bitter fighting would test the mettle of the motley soldiers assembled on both sides, but perhaps the most alarming outcome, Groom poignantly reveals, was the realization that for all its horror, the Battle of Shiloh had solved nothing, gained nothing, proved nothing, and the thousands of maimed and slain were merely wretched symbols of things to come. With a novelist's eye for telling and a historian's passion for detail, context, and meaning, Groom brings the key characters and moments of battle to life. Shiloh is an epic tale, deftly told by a masterful storyteller. -- from Book Jacket
Such a pretty, pretty girl : a novel by Winston Groom ( Book )
8 editions published between 1999 and 2001 in 3 languages and held by 1,199 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Reporter Johnny Lightfoot is hired by his old flame, Hollywood TV newscaster Delia Jamison, to find out who is sending her threatening letters. From their content it is obvious the sender was a lover, question is which one. Manipulative Delia had so many and most have it in for her
Patriotic fire : Andrew Jackson and Jean Laffite at the Battle of New Orleans by Winston Groom ( Book )
10 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 1,145 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A chronicle of the January, 1815 Battle of New Orleans describes how the American general, Andrew Jackson, unexpectedly joined forces with raffish French buccaneer, Jean Laffite, to repel an invasion of British troops from the Louisiana city
1942 : the year that tried men's souls by Winston Groom ( Book )
3 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 1,056 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Presents an account of America's early efforts in World War II and portrays 1942 as a year of perseverance, innovation, tactics, tragedy, and triumph and the defining act in the great drama of the war
Kearny's march : the epic journey that created the American southwest, 1846-1847 by Winston Groom ( Book )
11 editions published between 2011 and 2013 in English and held by 1,044 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"In June 1846, General Stephen Watts Kearny rode out of Fort Leavenworth, Kansas, with two thousand soldiers, bound for California. At the time, the nation was hell-bent on expansion: James K. Polk had lately won the presidency by threatening England over the borders in Oregon, while Congress had just voted, in defiance of the Mexican government, to annex Texas. After Mexico declared war on the United States, Kearny's Army of the West was sent out, carrying orders to occupy Mexican territory. When his expedition ended a year later, the country had doubled in size and now stretched from the Atlantic to the Pacific, fulfilling what many saw as the nation's unique destiny--and at the same time setting the stage for the American Civil War. Winston Groom recounts the amazing adventure and danger that Kearny and his troops encountered on the trail. Their story intertwines with those of the famous mountain man Kit Carson; Brigham Young and his Mormon followers fleeing persecution and Illinois; and the ill-fated Donner party, trapped in the snow of the Sierra Nevada. Together, they encounter wild Indians, Mexican armies, political intrigue, dangerous wildlife, gold rushes, and land-grabs. Some returned in glory, others in shackles, and some not at all. But these were the people who helped America fulfill her promise. Distilling a wealth of letters, journals, and military records, Groom gives us a powerful account that enlivens our understanding of the exciting, if unforgiving, business of country-making."--Dust jacket
Conversations with the enemy : the story of P.F.C. Robert Garwood by Winston Groom ( Book )
9 editions published between 1983 and 1984 in English and held by 995 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Better times than these : a novel by Winston Groom ( Book )
16 editions published between 1978 and 1994 in English and held by 930 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Summer, 1966: A few months earlier, First Lieutenant Billy Kahn was studying geology on an ROTC scholarship; now he is the Executive Officer of Bravo Company, responsible for leading over one hundred young men into combat
As summers die by Winston Groom ( Book )
7 editions published between 1980 and 1995 in English and held by 853 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The aviators : Eddie Rickenbacker, Jimmy Doolittle, Charles Lindbergh, and the epic age of flight by Winston Groom ( Book )
5 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 840 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Explores "the saga of three extraordinary aviators-- Charles Lindbergh, Eddie Rickenbacker, and Jimmy Doolittle-- and how they redefine heroism through their genius, daring, and uncommon courage"--
Forrest Gump the soundtrack by Winston Groom ( Recording )
16 editions published between 1986 and 2013 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 723 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The wonderful comic tale about the life of a slow-witted, but lovable man
Gone the sun by Winston Groom ( Book )
8 editions published between 1988 and 1996 in English and held by 642 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
When newspaperman Beau Gunn moves to his childhood home in Alabama and takes over a decrepit newspaper, he uncovers shocking truths about people he once trusted
Horses don't fly by Frederick Libby ( Book )
1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 626 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In a firsthand account of the air war over France during World War I, American pilot Frederick Libby describes his enlistment in Canada's Royal Flying Corps and his exploits in the air over enemy lines
Only by Winston Groom ( Book )
5 editions published between 1984 and 1998 in English and held by 567 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Gump & Co by Winston Groom ( Recording )
5 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 311 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Bubba Gump Shrimp Co. has gone under, leaving Forrest flat broke and sweeping floors in a New Orleans strip joint while trying to raise little Forrest
Gumpisms : the wit and wisdom of Forrest Gump by Winston Groom ( Book )
3 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 259 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
 
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Grūms, Vinstons, 1944-
グルーム, ウィンストン
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English (293)
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