The Thin Red Line
By James Jones
(Delta, Paperback, 9780385324083, 528pp.)
Publication Date: February 6, 1998
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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.