The Thin Red Line

The Thin Red Line

by James Jones
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Overview

The Thin Red Line by James Jones

Jones’s classic novel of the battle of Guadalcanal: a portrait of American soldiers facing the horror of war in intense jungle combat In August of 1942 the first American marines charged Guadalcanal, igniting a six-month battle for two thousand square miles of jungle and sand. In that gruesome stretch sixty thousand Americans made the jump from boat to beach, and one in nine did not return. James Jones fought in that battle, and The Thin Red Line is his haunting portrait of men and war. The soldiers of C-for-Charlie Company are not cast from the heroic mold. The unit’s captain is too intelligent and sensitive for the job, his first sergeant is half mad, and the enlisted men begin the campaign gripped by cowardice. Jones’s moving portrayal of the Pacific combat experience stands among the great literature of World War II. This ebook features an illustrated biography of James Jones including rare photos from the author’s estate.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781453215678
Publisher: Open Road Media
Publication date: 12/20/2011
Series: World War II Trilogy , #2
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 510
Sales rank: 86,308
File size: 10 MB

About the Author

James Jones (1921–1977) was one of the most accomplished American authors of the World War II generation. He served in the U.S. Army from 1939 to 1944, and was present at the attack on Pearl Harbor as well as the battle for Guadalcanal, where he was decorated with a purple heart and bronze star. Jones’s experiences informed his epic novels From Here to Eternity and The Thin Red Line. His other works include Some Came Running, The Pistol, Go to the Widow-Maker, The Ice-Cream Headache and Other Stories, The Merry Month of May, A Touch of Danger, Whistle, and To the End of the War—a book of previously unpublished fiction.

James Jones (1921–1977) was one of the most accomplished American authors of the World War II generation. He served in the U.S. Army from 1939 to 1944, and was present at the attack on Pearl Harbor as well as the battle for Guadalcanal, where he was decorated with a purple heart and bronze star. Jones’s experiences informed his epic novels From Here to Eternity and The Thin Red Line. His other works include Some Came Running, The Pistol, Go to the Widow-Maker, The Ice-Cream Headache and Other Stories, The Merry Month of May, A Touch of Danger, Whistle, and To the End of the War—a book of previously unpublished fiction.

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The Thin Red Line 3.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 21 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book is a must read if you are a world War II history buff! The Thin Red Line shows the struggle of C for Charlie Company in the 1st Battalion of a Regiment of either the 25th Division or the Americal Division on Gaudalcanal in late 1942- early 1943. This book is very realistic and shows the horor of combat and life in the jungles of the South Pacific. If you do not like the movie do not let that discourage you the movie is nothing like the book, the book is 100 times better.
Guest More than 1 year ago
If you didn't like the movie, don't let that deter you from reading the book. One of the most outstanding novels I've read in my entire life - I finished all 500 pages in less than two days.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Also suggests the movie. don't expect it to be the same as the amazing book...expect it to be different and equally magical
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This book whilst subdue the mind. A powerful read. Highly recommended!
JCD2 More than 1 year ago
This book was a disturbing account of young American soldiers landing in Guadalcanal during WWII.  It's gritty, realistic and definitely not for the faint of heart.  The Thin Red Line depicts the men as average guys who got drafted and landed on the hot, mosquito infested island, with the purpose of flushing out the Japanese.  These were ordinary men, no heroes whose main mission as they saw it was to stay alive. The well-written book should be required reading for anyone believing we should jump into another war.  
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Than action , personality rather than adventure. his popularity might have continued if he could have adjusted to a different genre combo. after wars the reader wants less angst.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book wasn't bad, but I have read alot better. I felt the characters were to numerous and vague.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book did not exsite me. In a book I like war, advencher, quick endings (not a ending that drags on), action, and a short book. The books good points are that it had war, little advencher, and little action. What I didn't like about the book is that at the begging it took a long time befor it got to the action, the action was not the best not very exsiting, and the ending seamed to drag on. Yes the book had war, some action and little advencher. But all the battles were not exsiting, they were short.