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Groom, Winston 1944-

Overview
Works: 105 works in 731 publications in 30 languages and 29,153 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  History  Biography  Drama  Film adaptations  Comedy films  Military history  Romance films  War films  Biographies 
Subject Headings:
Roles: Author, Scenarist, Bibliographic antecedent, Adapter, Conceptor, Contributor, Creator, Author of introduction
Classifications: PS3557.R56, 813.54
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Most widely held works by Winston Groom
Forrest Gump by Winston Groom( Book )

227 editions published between 1982 and 2015 in 27 languages and held by 3,937 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 )

48 editions published between 1982 and 2011 in 10 languages and held by 2,297 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 )

13 editions published between 1986 and 2004 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,359 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Weaving eyewitness accounts, journal entries, military communiques, and newspaper headlines with his own straightforward narrative style, Groom constructs a meticulous and atmospheric re-creation of the war - especially the charged battlefields where general and foot soldier alike were thrown into the fray. Groom paints vivid portraits of the major players in the conflict, revealing the character, the faults, the emotions, and, most of all, the doubts that molded the course of the war
A storm in Flanders : the Ypres salient, 1914-1918 : tragedy and triumph on the Western Front by Winston Groom( Book )

11 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in English and Dutch and held by 1,273 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
Vicksburg, 1863 by Winston Groom( Book )

10 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 1,269 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
Shiloh, 1862 by Winston Groom( Book )

7 editions published between 2012 and 2014 in English and held by 1,221 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 )

10 editions published between 1999 and 2005 in 4 languages and held by 1,126 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
The aviators : Eddie Rickenbacker, Jimmy Doolittle, Charles Lindbergh, and the epic age of flight by Winston Groom( Book )

6 editions published between 2013 and 2015 in English and held by 1,104 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book tells the saga of three extraordinary aviators: Charles Lindbergh, Eddie Rickenbacker, and Jimmy Doolittle, and how they redefined heroism through their genius, daring, and uncommon courage. These cleverly interwoven tales of their heart-stopping adventures take us from the feats of World War I through the heroism of World War II and beyond, including daring military raids and survival-at-sea. With the world in peril in World War II, each man set aside great success and comfort to return to the skies for his most daring mission yet. Doolittle, a brilliant aviation innovator, would lead the daring Tokyo Raid to retaliate for Pearl Harbor; Lindbergh, hero of the first solo flight across the Atlantic, would fly combat missions in the South Pacific; and Rickenbacker, World War I flying ace, would bravely hold his crew together while facing near-starvation and circling sharks after his plane went down in a remote part of the Pacific. The author tells their intertwined stories, from broken homes to Medals of Honor (all three would receive it); barnstorming to the greatest raid of World War II; front-page triumph to anguished tragedy; and near-death to ultimate survival, as all took to the sky, time and again, to become exemplars of the spirit of the "greatest generation."--Provided by publisher
1942 : the year that tried men's souls by Winston Groom( Book )

5 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 1,071 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

To the generation of Americans who lived through it, the Second World War was the defining event of the 20th century, and the defining events of that war were played out in the year 1942. It was a time when an unexpected attack on American territory pulled an unprepared country into a terrifying new brand of warfare with a ruthless enemy. Soon after Japan's attack on Pearl Harbor, German U-boats were sinking hundreds of US merchant ships, some right off the American coast. In the Pacific, Japan's Army and Navy far outmatched those of the United States and was threatening the American mainland from Alaska to the Panama Canal. The beginning of 1942 was a relentless cataract of defeats. The Japanese annihilated MacArthur's 130,000-man army in the Philippines and set into motion the infamous "Death March" on Bataan. Hong Kong fell, followed by Malaya, with its vast natural resources, and then Singapore itself. By May, it appeared to many that the entire Western Pacific, including Australia would be in Japanese hands. Then, in June, the tide began to turn. In this riveting account, acclaimed novelist and historian Winston Groom relates the story of 1942 as it has never been told before, with an accomplished storyteller's eye for the time's fascinating tales and characters -- from the great leaders of the 20th century to war heroes such as Gen. Jimmy Doolittle, who led a daring revenge raid on Tokyo, to lesser-known but equally fascinating characters such as Claire "High Pockets" Phillips, an attractive actress and dancer who, after her husband was killed while a prisoner of war, used the nightclub she ran in Manila to front a spy-and-supply ring that got desperately needed items into the POW camps and probed Japanese intelligence officers for vital information. 1942 tells the story of America's most critical hour -- a year of perseverance, courage, and ingenuity in the face of great odds, during which America rose against adversity and displayed the qualities that have made her what she is to this day. - Jacket flap
Patriotic fire : Andrew Jackson and Jean Laffite at the Battle of New Orleans by Winston Groom( Book )

9 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,069 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
Kearny's march : the epic journey that created the American southwest, 1846-1847 by Winston Groom( Book )

5 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 1,006 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."--Jacket
Better times than these : a novel by Winston Groom( Book )

24 editions published between 1978 and 1997 in 4 languages and held by 885 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
Conversations with the enemy : the story of P.F.C. Robert Garwood by Winston Groom( Book )

6 editions published in 1983 in English and held by 866 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Om en nittenårig amerikansk marineinfanterist som blev holdt fanget af befrielseshæren Viet-Cong i fjorten år, hvorunder han blev mishandlet og misbrugt til fjendens egne formål, f.eks propaganda
As summers die by Winston Groom( Book )

15 editions published between 1980 and 1997 in 5 languages and held by 808 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In dem Städtchen Bienville, Louisiana, sind die Holts eine reiche und angesehene Familie, deren Vorfahren schon für ihre Verdienste mit grossen Ländereien bedacht wurden. Abseits der Stadt auf unfruchtbaren Böden leben seit langer zeit ehemalige schwarze Sklaven. Dieses gleichgültige Nebeneinander ändert sich dramatisch als 1959 unter den sandigen Fluren Öl entdeckt wird. Damit beginnt der erbitterte Kampf der ursprünglichen Besitzer gegen die farbigen Bewohner
The generals : Patton, MacArthur, Marshall, and the winning of World War II by Winston Groom( Book )

2 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 710 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Groom tells the intertwined and uniquely American tales of George Patton, Douglas MacArthur, and George Marshall. These three remarkable men-of-arms who rose from the gruesome hell of the First World War to become the finest generals of their generation during World War II redefined America's ideas of military leadership and brought forth a new generation of American soldier. Against the backdrop of the most dramatic moments of the twentieth century, you'll discover new insights into the lives of America's most celebrated warriors
Horses don't fly by Frederick Libby( Book )

1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 587 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
Gone the sun by Winston Groom( Book )

11 editions published between 1988 and 1999 in English and Polish and held by 585 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
Only by Winston Groom( Book )

6 editions published between 1984 and 1998 in English and held by 507 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Only--the sole survivor of a litter of sheep dogs--happily sharing the lives of newlyweds George and Alice Martin yet yearning to escape the confines of his yard, finds an opportunity for freedom
The aviators : Eddie Rickenbacker, Jimmy Doolittle, Charles Lindbergh, and the epic age of flight by Winston Groom( Recording )

10 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 456 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Charles Lindbergh, Eddie Rickenbacker, and Jimmy Doolittle were heroes of the aviation age. These cleverly interwoven tales of their heart-stopping adventures take us from the feats of World War I through the heroism of World War II and beyond. Doolittle, a brilliant aviation innovator, led the Tokyo Raid to retaliate for Pearl Harbor; Lindbergh, hero of the first solo flight across the Atlantic, flew combat missions in the South Pacific
Forrest Gump by Winston Groom( Recording )

27 editions published between 1986 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 354 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Slow-witted, warm-hearted Forrest Gump stumbles through three decades of American history
 
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Grūms, Vinstons 1944-

Winston Groom Amerikaans schrijver

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Winston Groom écrivain américain

Winston Groom scrittore statunitense

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Вінстон Грум

Грум, Уинстон

Уинстън Грум

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グルーム, ウィンストン

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Gump & Co.Shrouds of glory : from Atlanta to Nashville--the last great campaign of the Civil WarA storm in Flanders : the Ypres salient, 1914-1918 : tragedy and triumph on the Western FrontVicksburg, 1863Shiloh, 1862Such a pretty, pretty girl : a novel1942 : the year that tried men's soulsPatriotic fire : Andrew Jackson and Jean Laffite at the Battle of New Orleans