The Big Red One

The Big Red One

Paperback(25th Anniversary Edition)

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A twenty-fifth anniversary edition of the World War II tale, this is Fuller's classic tale of the friendship of five soldiers whose tour of duty takes them to Vichy French Africa, Europe, D-Day Normandy, and Germany.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781560257431
Publisher: Hachette Books
Publication date: 09/09/2005
Edition description: 25th Anniversary Edition
Pages: 256
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.25(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

Samuel Fuller (1912-1997) was an American screenwriter, novelist, and film director known for low-budget, understated genre movies with controversial themes, often made outside the conventional studio system.

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peridotite on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
"The Big Red One" is not especially a book about the Second World War; as Fuller puts it, men just like his nameless sergeant have been sending boys to their deaths for thousands of years. It's a book about the men and boys who go to war, and how they survive it, or don't.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I thought that this book was an inspiring story about if your in the army what you might experience and what happens. If I were goin to go to war and read this book then I would love it i loved it anyway though
Guest More than 1 year ago
It's wonderful having a new edition of this book because, other than Norman Mailer's The Naked and The Dead, it may be the best and truest novel of combat in World War II. Like Mailer, Fuller made use of his experience with the subject to create a work that's gritty, provocative and rewarding. This covers the length and breadth of the war against Germany, but its focus on a small group of soldiers makes it hit home. Highly recommended.
Guest More than 1 year ago
It was with great interest that I viewd the restored version of one of my favourite WWIImovies. The BIG RED ONE by maverick writer-director,the late SAMUEL FULLER. I am also delighted to note that the novel of the same movie is back on the market. ForWWIIaficionados, the combo DVD and novel of THE BIG RED ONE is a must. You can really feel that Mr.Fuller lived through the horrors of the war and I was deeply touched by the scenes of the liberation of the concentration camp in Falkenau, Czechoslovakia.It showed the horrors of the Nazi barbarians, yet was handled with great sensitivity and tact. Highly recommended. GODREY PYE, video editing. Hollywood, Ca.
Guest More than 1 year ago
What an interesting juxtaposition: the novel and Sam Fuller's seminal movie, THE BIG RED ONE. There are scenes in both that are so moving that you almost have to shut your eyes to the beauty and the horror and the emotion--but you can't because you've been sucked in and have to find out what happens. The writing is spare but evocative and the story is worth the read. After reading this re-issue of the book, I fully expect a re-make of the movie to follow. Pick it up, you won't be sorry.