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The Thin Red Line

The Thin Red Line
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  • Seller:lost_libraries
  • Sales Rank:4,952,447
  • Format:Bargain Price
  • Languages:English (Unknown), English (Published)
  • Media:Paperback
  • Number Of Items:1
  • Edition:Later Printing
  • Pages:528
  • Shipping Weight (lbs):1
  • Dimensions (in):7.8 x 5.1 x 1
  • Publication Date:February 9, 1998
  • ISBN:0385324081
  • EAN:9780385324083
  • ASIN:B000EBCP8A
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Synopsis
It is 1942. An American rifle company is sent to the island of Guadalcanal as the Japanese mount a desperate offensive aimed at establishing their superiority in the South-West Pacific. James Jones's story of C-for-Charlie Company is told with graphic and unsparing realism. Every man fights his own war.
Amazon.com Review
An old Midwestern saying goes, "There's only a thin red line between the sane and the mad." War seems to stretch that line almost to the breaking point. James Jones's classic World War II novel recounts with brutal honesty the stories of the men of C-for-Charlie Company as they struggle to hold on to their honor, their sanity, and their lives on Guadalcanal. Actor Joe Mantegna turns in an able performance, his voice expressing a roller coaster of emotions (though his Welsh accent may require some patience). Whether or not you agree with Jones that war is the "most heroic of all human endeavors," this recording will move you. (Running time: 6 hours, 4 cassettes) --C.B. Delaney

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