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Jones, James 1921-1977

Overview
Works: 345 works in 1,662 publications in 19 languages and 35,499 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Drama  War films  Film adaptations  Military history  War stories  Historical films  Psychological fiction  Romance films  Romance fiction 
Roles: Author, Bibliographic antecedent, Narrator, Performer, Scenarist, Composer, Other, zxx
Classifications: PS3560.O49, 813.54
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From here to eternity by James Jones( Book )

325 editions published between 1951 and 2016 in 12 languages and held by 5,355 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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 other the honor and savagery of men
The thin red line by James Jones( Book )

171 editions published between 1962 and 2016 in 10 languages and held by 3,519 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

They are the men of C-for-Charlie company-- "Mad" 1st Sgt. Eddie Welsh, Pvt. 1st Class Don Doll, Pvt. John Bell, Capt. James Stein, Cpl. Fife, and dozens more just like them -- infantrymen who are about to land, grim and white-faced, on an atoll in the Pacific called Guadalcanal. This is their story, a shatteringly realistic walk into hell and back. In the days ahead, some will earn medals, others will do anything they can dream up to get evacuated before they land in a muddy grave. But they will all discover the thin red line that divides the sane from the mad -- and the living from the dead -- in this unforgettable portrait that captures for all time the total experience of men at war
Whistle by James Jones( Book )

52 editions published between 1974 and 2013 in 8 languages and held by 2,554 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This third volume of a trilogy about World War II deals with the effects of the war on the lives of four soldiers
The merry month of May by James Jones( Book )

42 editions published between 1968 and 2014 in 6 languages and held by 1,556 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A family of intellectuals comes apart at the seams during the 1968 student revolts in Paris The Parisian student revolts of May 1968 shook the country & mdash;and the European continent & mdash;to its foundations. In a tradition-obsessed nation where the old-guard bourgeoisie had spent decades oppressing youthful unrest, every flavor of rage suddenly had a voice. Hill Gallagher is there & mdash;a brash young intellectual grown tired of pretending that the world doesn & rsquo;t make him angry. Despite the protests of his screenwriter father, he becomes involved in the movement, joining in on protests with the fervor of a man who isn & rsquo;t afraid to destroy his country & mdash;or his family. In The Merry Month of May, James Jones draws on his own experiences living in Paris and witnessing the 1968 revolts firsthand to create an unforgettable portrait of a society at war with itself & mdash;and torn apart by change. This ebook features an illustrated biography of James Jones including rare photos from the author & rsquo;s estate
Go to the widow-maker by James Jones( Book )

54 editions published between 1966 and 2016 in 4 languages and held by 1,274 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A playwright vacationing in Jamaica becomes dangerously obsessed with deep-sea diving
The pistol by James Jones( Book )

61 editions published between 1958 and 2016 in 6 languages and held by 984 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A novel woven around a pistol issued to the author for guard duty at the time of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, 7 December 1941
Some came running by James Jones( Book )

88 editions published between 1956 and 2016 in 4 languages and held by 951 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

James Jones's saga of life in the American Midwest, newly revised five decades after it was first published and including a new foreword by his daughter, Kaylie Jones
A touch of danger by James Jones( Book )

49 editions published between 1973 and 2016 in 6 languages and held by 923 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cover; Title Page; Dedication; Contents; Chapter 1; Chapter 2; Chapter 3; Chapter 4; Chapter 5; Chapter 6; Chapter 7; Chapter 8; Chapter 9; Chapter 10; Chapter 11; Chapter 12; Chapter 13; Chapter 14; Chapter 15; Chapter 16; Chapter 17; Chapter 18; Chapter 19; Chapter 20; Chapter 21; Chapter 22; Chapter 23; Chapter 24; Chapter 25; Chapter 26; Chapter 27; Chapter 28; Chapter 29; Chapter 30; Chapter 31; Chapter 32; Chapter 33; Chapter 34; Chapter 35; Chapter 36; Chapter 37; Chapter 38; Chapter 39; Chapter 40; Chapter 41; Chapter 42; Chapter 43; Chapter 44; Chapter 45; Chapter 46; Chapter 47
The ice-cream headache, and other stories; the short fiction of James Jones by James Jones( Book )

36 editions published between 1968 and 2011 in English and Polish and held by 866 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of short stories by one of America & rsquo;s great twentieth-century writers In his introduction to this collection of sharply crafted short stories, James Jones compares novel writing to a long-term, chronic illness. Writing short stories, he says, is like a brief, intense fever: the kind that can kill or disappear in a matter of days. Although best known for epic war novels such as From Here to Eternity and The Thin Red Line, Jones also wrote short stories, and the ones in this volume burn with deadly intensity. Besides the expected stories of the soldier & rsquo;s life, Jones gives us something surprising: five stories of childhood, tender and horrifying at the same time, inspired by his early life in the Depression-stricken Midwest. They and the other shorts in this volume are accompanied by author & rsquo;s notes, which supplement Jones & rsquo;s introduction, and a preface by his daughter, Kaylie Jones. This ebook features an illustrated biography of James Jones including rare photos from the author & rsquo;s estate
The longest day by Ken Annakin( Visual )

6 editions published between 2000 and 2012 in English and held by 586 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The retelling of the Normandy invasion, June 6, 1944, from the perspectives of the Germans, the United States, Britain, and the Free French. Marshall Erwin Rommel, touring the defenses being established as part of the Reich's Atlantic Wall, notes to his officers that when the Allied invasion comes they must be stopped on the beach. "For the Allies as well as the Germans, it will be the longest day. The longest day."
WW II by James Jones( Book )

28 editions published between 1975 and 1980 in 3 languages and held by 294 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

James Jones has written a soldier's view of the war as it really was, directed by politicians and generals, but fought by American boys who became hardened, professional soldiers
The thin red line by James Jones( Recording )

4 editions published between 1962 and 1999 in English and held by 170 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is the story of the men of the C-for Charlie Company. Some will earn medals; others will do anything they can dream up to get evacuated before they land in a muddy grave. But they will all discover the thin red line that divides the sane from the mad..the living from the dead ... in the brutal portrait that captures the total experience of men at war
The thin red line by Terrence Malick( Visual )

47 editions published between 1998 and 2011 in 7 languages and held by 150 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"En 1942, le film évoque la bataille de Guadalcanal dans le Pacifique opposant les Américains aux Japonais lors de la Seconde Guerre mondiale. Dans un paysage paradisiaque, les soldats vont se livrer une bataille sanglante où tous perdront une partie d'eux-mêmes."
From here to eternity by Fred Zinnemann( Visual )

55 editions published between 1953 and 2016 in 7 languages and held by 125 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A drama about life in the regular Army in the days prior to World War II. Shows the effect of Army discipline on an individualistic former boxing champion who defies the attempts of officers and men to break him when he refuses to fight on the company's boxing team, on his loyal Italian-American friend, and on his hard, capble first sergeant who falls in love with his commanding officer's wife. Setting: Schofield Barracks on the Hawaiian island of Oahu. Includes actual scenes of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor
Viet journal by James Jones( Book )

6 editions published between 1973 and 1985 in English and Undetermined and held by 82 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From here to eternity : de volledige en ongecensureerde editie by James Jones( Book )

1 edition published in 2016 in Dutch and held by 70 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Een individualistisch ingestelde Amerikaanse soldaat, die zich moeilijk kan vereenzelvigen met de gefrustreerde levenswijze van zijn dienstgenoten, tracht een eigen weg te kiezen
WWII : a chronicle of soldiering by James Jones( Book )

3 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 57 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In 1975, James Jones—the American author whose novels From Here to Eternity and The Thin Red Line had made him the preeminent voice of the enlisted man in World War II—was chosen to write the text for an oversized coffee table book edited by former Yank magazine art director Art Weithas and featuring visual art from World War II. The book was a best seller, praised for both its images and for Jones’s text, but in subsequent decades the artwork made it impossible for the book to be reproduced in its original form, and it fell out of print and was forgotten. This edition of WWII makes available for the first time in more than twenty years Jones’s stunning text, his only extended nonfiction writing on the war that defined his generation. Moving chronologically and thematically through the complex history of the conflict, Jones interweaves his own vivid memories of soldiering in the Pacific—from the look on a Japanese fighter pilot’s face as he bombed Pearl Harbor, so close that Jones could see him smile and wave, to hitting the beach under fire in Guadalcanal—while always returning to resounding larger themes. Much of WWII can be read as a tribute to the commitment of American soldiers, but Jones also pulls no punches, bluntly chronicling resentment at the privilege of the officers, questionable strategic choices, wartime suffering, disorganization, the needless loss of life, and the brutal realization that a single soldier is ultimately nothing but a replaceable cog in a heartless machine. As the generation that fought and won World War II leaves the stage, James Jones’s book reminds us of what they accomplished—and what they sacrificed to do so."--Publisher's information
To the end of the war : unpublished stories by James Jones( Book )

2 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Never-before-published fiction by one of the finest war authors of the twentieth century In 1943, a young soldier named James Jones returned from the Pacific, lightly wounded and psychologically tormented by the horrors of Guadalcanal. When he was well enough to leave the hospital, he went AWOL rather than return to service, and began work on a novel of the World War II experience. Jones & rsquo;s AWOL period was brief, but he returned to the novel at war & rsquo;s end, bringing him to the attention of Maxwell Perkins, the legendary editor of Fitzgerald, Hemingway, and Thomas Wolfe. Jones would then go on to write From Here to Eternity, the National Book Award & ndash;winning novel that catapulted him into the ranks of the literary elite. Now, for the first time, Jones & rsquo;s earliest writings are presented here, as a collection of stories about man and war, a testament to the great artist he was about to become. This ebook features an illustrated biography of James Jones including rare photos from the author & rsquo;s estate
To reach eternity : the letters of James Jones by James Jones( Book )

5 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

James Jones : a checklist by John R Hopkins( Book )

1 edition published in 1974 in Undetermined and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Alternative Names
Dons, Dejms.

Dzhons, Dzheĭms 1921-1977

Džons, Džejms 1921-1977

James Jones Amerikaans schrijver

James Jones amerikansk författare

James Jones amerikansk skribent

James Jones écrivain américain

James Jones pisarz i nowelista amerykański

James Jones scrittore statunitense

James Jones US-amerikanischer Schriftsteller

Jones James

Jones, James Ramon 1921-1977

Джонс, Джеймс 1921-1977

Джонс, Джеймс Рамон

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ג'ונס, ג'יימס

ג'ונס, ג'יימס 1921-1977

ג'ונס, ג'מס 1921-1977

ג'יימס ג'ונס

جيمس جونز

جیمز جونز نویسنده آمریکایی

जेम्स जोन्स

ჯეიმზ ჯოუნზი

존스, 제임스 1921-1977

ジェームズ・ジョーンズ アメリカの小説家

ジョーンズ, ジェイムズ

詹姆斯·瓊斯 (作家)

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The thin red lineWhistleThe merry month of MayThe pistolThe ice-cream headache, and other stories; the short fiction of James JonesThe thin red lineFrom here to eternity