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The Thin Red Line

The Thin Red Line

Paperback
Pub. price: $18.00

ISBN10: 0385324081 ISBN13: 9780385324083 Publisher: Dial Pr Published: Mar 1 1998 Pages: 510 Weight: 1.20lbs. Height: 8.00" Width: 5.50" Depth: 1.25" Language: English

Publisher's Comments

They are the men of C-for-Charlie company--"Mad" 1st Sgt. Eddie Welsh, Pvt. 1st Class Don Doll, Pvt. John Bell, Capt. James Stein, Cpl. Fife, and dozens more just like them--infantrymen 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.

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
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