From here to eternity: a novel

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Selected by the Modern Library as one of the 100 best novels of all time THE COMPLETE UNCENSORED EDITION * THE WORLD WAR II MASTERPIECE AS IT WAS MEANT TO BE READ * WINNER OF THE NATIONAL BOOK AWARD Diamond Head, Hawaii, 1941. Pvt. Robert E. Lee Prewitt is a champion welterweight and a fine bugler. But when he refuses to join the company's boxing team, he gets "the treatment" that may break him or kill him. First Sgt. Milton Anthony Warden knows how to soldier better than almost anyone, yet he's risking his career to have an affair with his commanding officer's wife. Both Warden and Prewitt are bound by a common bond: The Army is their heart and blood--and, possibly, their death. This new edition features an Afterword by George Hendrick, a James Jones scholar, who discusses the novel's origin and eventual censorship at the hands of its first publisher. Now the original language has at last been restored to the most important American novel to come out of World War II. From Here to Eternity re-creates the authentic soldier experience and captures, like nothing else, the honor and savagery of man. Foreword by William Styron "A work of genius." -- Saturday Review "Extraordinary and utterly irresistible . . . a compelling and compassionate story." -- Los Angeles Times "A blockbuster of a book . . . raw and brutal and angry." -- The New York Times "Ferocious . . . the most realistic and forceful novel I've read about life in the army." -- The New Yorker
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seriesWorld War II Trilogy
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subject_facetElectronic books
Psychological fiction
Soldiers -- Fiction
Soldiers -- United States -- Fiction
United States -- History, Military -- 20th century -- Fiction
United States. -- Army -- Military life -- Fiction
War stories
World War, 1939-1945 -- Fiction
title_displayFrom here to eternity
title_fullFrom Here to Eternity : a novel / James Jones [foreword by William Styron ; afterword by George Hendrick]
From here to eternity / James Jones
From here to eternity Jones, James, 1921-1977.
From here to eternity [electronic resource] Jones, James, 1921-1977.
title_shortFrom here to eternity
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History, Military
Military life
Soldiers
World War, 1939-1945