The thin red line: From Here to Eternity Series, Book 2
James Jones' classic of combat literature- a brutal and devestating portrait of the senselessness of war. 'Is it really worth it to die, to be dead, just to prove to everybody that you're not a coward?' On Guadalcanal in the south Pacific, the soldiers of C Company are about to enter the war. The men know they face their baptism of fire. But none know if they will be one of 'the lucky ones' to make it safely off the island. From Captain Stein, who feels like a father to his troops, and 'Mad' Sergeant Welsh, condemning all nations while swigging gin from his canteen, to Private Bell, who just wants to get home to his wife, they will discover the line that divides sanity from madness, and life from death. A scathing critique of heroism, The Thin Red Line is among the greatest masterpieces of war writing. The Thin Red Line has twice been adapted for the big screen - by Andrew Marton in 1964 and by Terrence Malick in 1998. 'Moves so intensely and inexorably that it almost seems like the war it is describing' The New York Times Book Review 'The men are real, the words are real, death is real, imminent and immediate.' Los Angeles Times 'An indubitable masterpiece . . . The Thin Red Line is among the very best novels written about World War II.' Chicago Daily News
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The World War II classic by the bestselling author of From Here to Eternity and Whistle, now a major motion picture from 20th Century Fox.
They are the men of C-for-Charlie Company--"Mad" 1stSgt. Eddie Welsh, SSgt. Don Doll, Pvt. John Bell, Capt. James Stein, Cpl. Fife, and dozens more just like them--infantrymen in "this man's army" 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.
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|record_details||ils:CARL0000099700|Book|Books||English|Delta Trade Paperbacks,|1998, c1962.|xii, 510 p. : music ; 21 cm., overdrive:e8dcc95b-63fb-4cee-a28c-cf04905f59cc|eBook|eBook||English|Random House Publishing Group|1999||
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|series||From Here to Eternity|
|series_with_volume||From Here to Eternity|
|subject_facet||World War, 1939-1945 -- Fiction|
|title_display||The thin red line|
|title_full||The Thin Red Line From Here to Eternity Series, Book 2, The thin red line / James Jones|
|title_short||The thin red line|
|title_sub||From Here to Eternity Series, Book 2|
|topic_facet||Fiction, World War, 1939-1945|