James Jones

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General Information

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Name: James Jones

Pen Name: None


Born: 1921 in Robinson, Illinois

Died: 1977

Illinois Connection

Jones was born in Robinson.

Biographical and Professional Information

James Jones is an author who's wartime experiences inspired some of his most famous works. He witnessed the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, which led to his first published novel, From Here to Eternity. The Thin Red Line reflected his combat experiences on Guadalcanal. His last novel, Whistle, was based on his hospital stay in Memphis, Tennessee, recovering from surgery on an ankle he had reinjured on the island.

Published Works

  • The Thin Red Line , Delta, 1963
  • From Here to Eternity , Delta, 1951
  • The Pistol , University Of Chicago Press, 1959
  • Some Came Running , Dell Pub Co , 1958
  • Whistle,
  • The Merry Month of May ,
  • A Touch of Danger,

Titles at Your Library

The Thin Red Line: A Novel

ISBN: 0385324081
Release Date: 1998-02-09

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From Here to Eternity

ISBN: 0385333641
Release Date: 1998-10-20

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The Pistol (Phoenix Fiction)

ISBN: 0226391868
Release Date: 2003-05-01

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Some Came Running

ISBN: 0440182611
Release Date: 1979-04

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Whistle (Delta World War II Library)

ISBN: 0385334249
Release Date: 1999-06-08

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The Merry Month of May

ISBN: 1888451459
Release Date: 2004-01-01

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A Touch of Danger

ISBN: 1453218483
Release Date: 2011-05-10

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Literary Awards

  • Name engraved on the frieze of the Illinois State Library alongside other great Illinois literary figures, 1990

External Links

James Jones on WorldCat


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