The World War II Trilogy
From Here to Eternity, The Thin Red Line, and Whistle
Three classic World War II novels in one collection, including the National Book Award winner From Here to Eternity.
An army base at Pearl Harbor. The jungles of Guadalcanal. A veterans hospital on the home front. Inspired by his own experiences in the US Army, author James Jones’s World War II Trilogy stands as one of the most significant achievements in war literature. This compilation includes:
From Here to Eternity
Pearl Harbor, 1941. A challenging young private is transferred to a unit where the commander is determined to make his life hell. This edition includes scenes and dialogue censored for the novel’s original publication. A true classic, From Here to Eternity was made into an Academy Award–winning film and a television mini-series, as well as adapted for the stage.
The Thin Red Line
The invasion of Guadalcanal ignites a six-month battle for two thousand square miles of jungle and sand. But the soldiers of Charlie Company are not of 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. This searing portrait of jungle combat has been adapted twice for feature films.
After a long journey across the Pacific, a ship finally lands on American soil. For the soldiers’ loved ones, it’s a celebration. But on board, hundreds of men are broken and haunted, survivors of the battle to wrest the South Seas from the Japanese Empire. Though on their way to heal in a Tennessee hospital, their road to recovery will take far more than mending physical wounds.
This ebook features an illustrated biography of James Jones including rare photos from the author’s estate.
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Praise for the World War II Trilogy
“Extraordinary and utterly irresistible . . . a compelling and compassionate story.” —Los Angeles Times on From Here to Eternity
“A rare and splendid accomplishment . . . strong and ambitious, spacious, and as honest as any novel ever written.” —Newsweek on The Thin Red Line
“Jones was a powerful naturalistic chronicler of certain essential realities of warfare and of the responses of men at war.”—John W. Aldrige
“Few men write as effectively about the American army as James Jones.” —Newsweek
“The only one of my contemporaries who I felt had more talent than myself was James Jones. And he has also been the only writer of any time for whom I felt any love.” —Norman Mailer
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 United States 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 war 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.