From Here to Eternity by James Jones

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James Jones’s epic story of army life in the calm before Pearl Harbor—now with previously censored scenes and dialogue restored

At the Pearl Harbor army base in 1941, Robert E. Lee Prewitt is Uncle Sam’s finest bugler. A career soldier with no patience for army politics, Prewitt becomes incensed when a commander’s favorite wins the title of First Bugler. His indignation results in a transfer to an infantry unit whose commander is less interested in preparing for war than he is in boxing. But when Prewitt refuses to join the company team, the commander and his sergeant decide to make the bugler’s life hell.
An American classic now available with scenes and dialogue considered unfit for publication in the 1950s, From Here to Eternity is a stirring picture of army life in the months leading up to the attack on Pearl Harbor.
This ebook features an illustrated biography of James Jones including rare photos from the author’s estate.

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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 (1951), which won the National Book Award in 1952, The Thin Red Line (1962), and Whistle (1978). 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.
Published May 10, 2011 by Open Road Media. 866 pages
Genres: History, Action & Adventure, War, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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When Perkins dies, Burroughs Mitchell becomes the editor for Eternity and for Jones' major novels, including the posthumous Whistle, although Jones defects from Scribner's after a huge offer from Delacorte.

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Even in death, when the impact of war makes him face the punishment involved in being AWOL, and he dies at the hands of a trigger-happy MP, his overwhelming impulse to seek the Army again is not wholly convincing.

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I was still in the army in 1954 when Fred Zinnemann's expertly wrought movie condensed its 860 pages to two hours of screentime, craftily getting around the Hollywood Production Code and persuading the US army to collaborate on the production.

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It’s no coincidence that William Faulkner, arguably the greatest American novelist of the 20th century, is also the most unfilmable, with a dense style that adopts multiple streams of consciousness, but how many pages would it have taken a novelist – even a great novelist of Faulkner’s caliber – ...

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The book FHTE has been dominated by its slimmed-down movie adaptation as much as any big American novel.

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