The Thin Red Line (Paperback)

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    They are the men of C-for-Charlie company—“Mad” 1st Sgt. Eddie Welsh, Pvt. 1st Class Don Doll, Pvt. John Bell, Capt. James Stein, Cpl. Fife, and dozens more just like them—infantrymen 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.

    Foreword by Francine Prose

    “Brutal, direct, and powerful . . . The men are real, the words are real, death is real, imminent and immediate.”—Los Angeles Times

    “A rare and splendid accomplishment . . . strong and ambitious, spacious, and as honest as any novel ever written.”—
    Newsweek

    “[A] major novel of combat in World War II . . . reminiscent of Stephen Crane in
    The Red Badge of Courage.”—The Christian Science Monitor

    “
    The Thin Red Line moves so intensely and inexorably that it almost seems like the war it is describing.”—The New York Times Book Review

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    ISBN 9780385324083
    Genre FICTION / Classics
    Format Paperback
    Pages 510
    Publisher Date 1998-03-01 00:00:00.0
    Publisher Dial Pr
    Copyright Year 19620601
    Height 8.0 in
    Wdth 5.5 in
    Thickness 1.25 in
    Unit weight 1.2 lb
    Language English
    Edition Detail Reprint
    Audience College/higher education
    Authors Jones, James

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