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James Jones (1) [1921–1977]

This page covers the author of From Here to Eternity.

For other authors named James Jones, see the disambiguation page.

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James Jones was born in Robinson, Illinois on November 6, 1921. He was unable to afford college, so he enlisted in the Army in 1939. His experiences during World War II inspired his best-known works: From Here to Eternity, which won the National Book Award in 1952, The Thin Red Line, and Whistle. His other works include The Pistol, Go to the Widow-Maker, The Ice-Cream Headache and Other Stories, and The Merry Month of May. Many of his books were adapted into movies including From Here to Eternity, Some Came Running, and The Thin Red Line. He died of congestive heart failure on May 9, 1977. (Bowker Author Biography)
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From Here to Eternity 1,878 copies, 31 reviews
The Thin Red Line 1,262 copies, 17 reviews
Whistle 290 copies, 3 reviews
WW II 163 copies, 1 review
The Merry Month of May 126 copies, 4 reviews
Go to the Widow-Maker 112 copies, 2 reviews
Some Came Running {complete} 87 copies, 1 review
The Pistol 81 copies, 1 review
A Touch of Danger 71 copies, 1 review
Some Came Running {abridged} 52 copies, 1 review
Viet Journal 14 copies
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