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Bad Blood: The Tuskegee Syphilis Experiment New and Expanded Edition

by James Jones

1932 - 1972 - Alabama. Describes a study in which poor African Americans were denied appropriate medical treatment.

From Here to Eternity

by James Jones

Set in Hawaii in 1941, an epic tale of the brutal life of a soldier, portraying the courage, violence and passions of servicemen. A National Book Award winner.

From Here to Eternity

by James Jones

James Jones's epic story of army life in the calm before Pearl Harbor--now with previously censored scenes and dialogue restoredAt the Pearl Harbor army base in 1941, Robert E. Lee Prewitt is Uncle Sam's finest bugler. A career soldier with no patience for army politics, Prewitt becomes incensed when a commander's favorite wins the title of First Bugler. His indignation results in a transfer to an infantry unit whose commander is less interested in preparing for war than he is in boxing. But when Prewitt refuses to join the company team, the commander and his sergeant decide to make the bugler's life hell.An American classic now available with scenes and dialogue considered unfit for publication in the 1950s, From Here to Eternity is a stirring picture of army life in the months leading up to the attack on Pearl Harbor.This ebook features an illustrated biography of James Jones including rare photos from the author's estate.

Go to the Widow-Maker

by James Jones

A playwright vacationing in Jamaica becomes dangerously obsessed with deep-sea divingRon Grant is one of the finest playwrights of his generation, second only to Tennessee Williams in pure genius. But success does not mean he feels like a man. On vacation in Jamaica with his mistress, an ice queen who considers him her personal trophy, his thoughts are back in New York City, with a beautiful young girl he met a few days before he left town. As the stress bears down on him, the brilliant playwright goes nearly to pieces before he finds his salvation under water. On his first deep-sea dive, Grant falls in love with the haunting beauty of the reef. He returns as soon as he can, staying longer and swimming deeper until all his problems seep away. But a man can't breathe underwater forever--and his obsession will drive him to take increasing risks that will change his life forever. This ebook features an illustrated biography of James Jones including rare photos from the author's estate.

The Ice-Cream Headache

by James Jones

A collection of short stories by one of America's great twentieth-century writersIn his introduction to this collection of sharply crafted short stories, James Jones compares novel writing to a long-term, chronic illness. Writing short stories, he says, is like a brief, intense fever: the kind that can kill or disappear in a matter of days. Although best known for epic war novels such as From Here to Eternity and The Thin Red Line, Jones also wrote short stories, and the ones in this volume burn with deadly intensity. Besides the expected stories of the soldier's life, Jones gives us something surprising: five stories of childhood, tender and horrifying at the same time, inspired by his early life in the Depression-stricken Midwest. They and the other shorts in this volume are accompanied by author's notes, which supplement Jones's introduction, and a preface by his daughter, Kaylie Jones. This ebook features an illustrated biography of James Jones including rare photos from the author's estate.

The Merry Month of May

by James Jones

Experience Paris during the tumultuous and riveting month of May 1968 - a time of rebellion, political revolution and sexual awakening.

The Merry Month of May

by James Jones

A family of intellectuals comes apart at the seams during the 1968 student revolts in ParisThe Parisian student revolts of May 1968 shook the country--and the European continent--to its foundations. In a tradition-obsessed nation where the old-guard bourgeoisie had spent decades oppressing youthful unrest, every flavor of rage suddenly had a voice. Hill Gallagher is there--a brash young intellectual grown tired of pretending that the world doesn't make him angry. Despite the protests of his screenwriter father, he becomes involved in the movement, joining in on protests with the fervor of a man who isn't afraid to destroy his country--or his family. In The Merry Month of May, James Jones draws on his own experiences living in Paris and witnessing the 1968 revolts firsthand to create an unforgettable portrait of a society at war with itself--and torn apart by change. This ebook features an illustrated biography of James Jones including rare photos from the author's estate.

The Pistol

by James Jones

As Japanese planes attack Pearl Harbor, an army private commits a simple crime that will change his life foreverRichard Mast is a misfit in the infantry unit at Pearl Harbor. A bright mind in a sea of grunts, his only joy on the morning of December 7, 1941, is that today he has guard duty, which means he gets to carry a pistol. Usually reserved only for officers, the close-quarters weapon is coveted by every man in the infantry for its beauty and the sense of strength it gives the wearer. Mast intends to return the gun at the end of his shift--until the Japanese Navy intervenes. Turmoil erupts when the first bombs fall, and as the Army scrambles to organize its response to the swarm of enemy aircraft, Mast decides to hang on to the weapon, becoming a criminal on the day his country most needs heroes. This ebook features an illustrated biography of James Jones including rare photos from the author's estate.

Some Came Running

by James Jones

The story takes place in the four years between World War II and Korea. two brothers, Dave and Frank Hirsh, are the central characters. A rebel, a wanderer, a writer who has given up writing

Some Came Running

by James Jones

James Jones's saga of life in the American Midwest, newly revised five decades after it was first publishedAfter the blockbuster international success of From Here to Eternity, James Jones retreated from public life, making his home at the Handy Writers' Colony in Illinois. His goal was to write something larger than a war novel, and the result, six years in the making, was Some Came Running, a stirring portrait of small-town life in the American Midwest at a time when our country and its people were striving to find their place in the new postwar world. Five decades later, it has been revised and reedited under the direction of the Jones estate to allow for a leaner, tighter read. The result is the masterpiece Jones intended: a tale whose brutal honesty is as shocking now as on the day it was first published. This ebook features an illustrated biography of James Jones including rare photos from the author's estate.

The Thin Red Line

by James Jones

The World War II classic by the bestselling author ofFrom Here to EternityandWhistle,now a major motion picture from 20th Century Fox. They are the men of C-for-Charlie Company--"Mad" 1stSgt. Eddie Welsh, SSgt. Don Doll, Pvt. John Bell, Capt. James Stein, Cpl. Fife, and dozens more just like them--infantrymen in "this man's army" 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.

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.

To the End of the War

by James Jones

Never-before-published fiction by one of the finest war authors of the twentieth centuryIn 1943, a young soldier named James Jones returned from the Pacific, lightly wounded and psychologically tormented by the horrors of Guadalcanal. When he was well enough to leave the hospital, he went AWOL rather than return to service, and began work on a novel of the World War II experience. Jones's AWOL period was brief, but he returned to the novel at war's end, bringing him to the attention of Maxwell Perkins, the legendary editor of Fitzgerald, Hemingway, and Thomas Wolfe. Jones would then go on to write From Here to Eternity, the National Book Award-winning novel that catapulted him into the ranks of the literary elite. Now, for the first time, Jones's earliest writings are presented here, as a collection of stories about man and war, a testament to the great artist he was about to become. This ebook features an illustrated biography of James Jones including rare photos from the author's estate.

A Touch of Danger

by James Jones

A vacation in the Greek islands becomes complicated when a private eye is drawn into the murky waters of international hashish smugglingHis name is Frank Davies, but friends and clients call him Lobo. A private eye with a law degree, Lobo doesn't like to get rough but he'll do it for a friend. When a rich friend sends him to Paris to retrieve some stolen money, he earns himself a trip to Greece as a reward. It's supposed to be a vacation, but as soon as he arrives he's working again. First his landlady, an English woman married to a Greek, asks his help bringing her cheating husband to heel. Though he doesn't like her, he finds himself morbidly fascinated by her train wreck of a marriage. Then he meets a countess with a blackmail problem, and offers her a little pro-bono work. As he digs beneath the island's sunny surface, Lobo learns that no matter how beautiful the scenery, secrets are always ugly. This ebook features an illustrated biography of James Jones including rare photos from the author's estate.

Whistle

by James Jones

The crowning novel of James Jones's trilogy brings to life the men who fought and died in the war and the wounded who survived, living to carry the madness home.

Whistle

by James Jones

The third novel in Jones's classic World War II trilogy: a moving story of four World War II infantrymen coping with the difficulties of recovering at an army hospital and learning to readjust to the home frontAt the end of a long journey across the Pacific, a ship catches sight of California. On board are hundreds of injured soldiers, survivors of the American infantry's battle to wrest the South Seas from the Japanese Empire. As the men on deck cheer their imminent return to their families, wives, and favorite girls, four stay below, unable to join in the celebration. These men are broken by war and haunted by what they learned there of the savagery of mankind. As they convalesce in a hospital in Memphis, the pain of that knowledge will torment them far worse than any wound. The third of James Jones's epics based on his life in the army, this posthumously published novel draws on his own experiences to depict the horrors of war and their persistence even after the jungle is left behind. This ebook features an illustrated biography of James Jones including rare photos from the author's estate.

The World War II Trilogy

by James Jones

Three classic novels by James Jones, about the lives and struggles of American soldiers facing World War II In the epic From Here to Eternity, also a classic television series, Robert E. Lee Prewitt is Uncle Sam's finest bugler at the Pearl Harbor army base. A career soldier with no patience for army politics, Prewitt becomes incensed when a commander's favorite wins the title of First Bugler. His indignation results in a transfer to an infantry unit whose commander is less interested in preparing for war than he is in boxing. But when Prewitt refuses to join the company team, the commander and his sergeant decide to make the bugler's life hell. In The Thin Red Line, also an Oscar-nominated movie directed by Terrence Malick, the soldiers of C-for-Charlie Company are poised to charge Guadalcanal, igniting a six-month battle for two thousand square miles of jungle and sand. But these men 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. In Whistle, at the end of a long journey across the Pacific, a ship catches sight of California. On board are hundreds of injured soldiers, survivors of the American infantry's battle to wrest the South Seas from the Japanese Empire. As the men on deck cheer their imminent return to their families, wives, and favorite girls, four stay below, unable to join in the celebration. These men are broken by war and haunted by what they learned there of the savagery of mankind. As they convalesce in a hospital in Memphis, the pain of that knowledge will torment them far worse than any wound.

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