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James Jones (November 6, 1921May 9, 1977) is an American author most famous for his explorations of World War II and its aftermath. November 6 is the 310th day of the year (311th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 55 days remaining. ... 1921 (MCMXXI) was a common year starting on Saturday (see link for calendar). ... May 9 is the 129th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (130th in leap years). ... For the album by Ash, see 1977 (album). ... Combatants Allies: Soviet Union, United Kingdom, France/Free France, United States, Canada, China, India, Australia, Poland, New Zealand, South Africa, Greece, and others Axis Powers: Germany, Italy, Japan, Bulgaria, Finland, Romania, Hungary, Burma, Slovakia Casualties Military dead: 17 million Civilian dead: 33 million Total dead: 50 million Military dead: 8...


Life

Jones was born in 1921 in Robinson, Illinois. He served in the US 25th Infantry Division during World War II, and was injured in the Battle of Guadalcanal. Robinson is a city located in Crawford County, Illinois. ... Patch of the United States Army 25th Infantry Division. ... Combatants Allies: Soviet Union, United Kingdom, France/Free France, United States, Canada, China, India, Australia, Poland, New Zealand, South Africa, Greece, and others Axis Powers: Germany, Italy, Japan, Bulgaria, Finland, Romania, Hungary, Burma, Slovakia Casualties Military dead: 17 million Civilian dead: 33 million Total dead: 50 million Military dead: 8... Operation Watchtower On August 7, 1942, the 1st Marine Division performed an amphibious landing east of the Tenaru River. ...


His wartime experiences inspired some of his most famous works. He witnessed the bombing of Pearl Harbor, which led to his first novel, From Here to Eternity. He wrote The Thin Red Line about the Battle of Guadalcanal. From Here to Eternity won the National Book Award in 1952. It has been named one of the 100 best novels of the 20th century by the Modern Library. From Here to Eternity is a novel by James Jones. ... A good book that is describing the war in the pacific during world war II , against Japan. ... Operation Watchtower On August 7, 1942, the 1st Marine Division performed an amphibious landing east of the Tenaru River. ... The National Book Award is one of the most important literary prizes in the United States, presented annually for the best books by living U.S. citizens published in the U.S. The awards have been presented since 1950 in at least one category, and are presently awarded in each... 1952 (MCMLII) was a Leap year starting on Tuesday (link will take you to calendar). ... The Modern Library, a current division of Random House publishers, was founded in 1917 by Albert Boni and Horace Liveright. ...


He assisted in the formation of the Handy Writers' Colony in Marshall, Illinois. The Handy Writers Colony, often called simply the Handy Colony or the Colony, was located in Marshall, Illinois. ... Marshall is a city located in Clark County, Illinois. ...


Bibliography

From Here to Eternity is a novel by James Jones. ... 1951 (MCMLI) was a common year starting on Monday; see its calendar. ... Burt Lancaster and Deborah Kerr in the famous beach scene in From Here to Eternity. ... Some Came Running is a 1958 film which tells the story of a small-town army veteran who is torn between a local school teacher and a less virtuous woman he met while still in the Army. ... 1957 (MCMLVII) was a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1959 (MCMLIX) was a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... A good book that is describing the war in the pacific during world war II , against Japan. ... 1962 (MCMLXII) was a common year starting on Monday (the link is to a full 1962 calendar). ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... The Thin Red Line is a 1998 war film which tells the story of United States forces during the Battle of Guadalcanal in World War II. It was directed by Terrence Malick, who adapted the screenplay himself from the James Jones novel of the same name, which had previously been... 1967 (MCMLXVII) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar (the link is to a full 1967 calendar). ... 1968 (MCMLXVIII) was a leap year starting on Monday (the link is to a full 1968 calendar). ... 1971 (MCMLXXI) was a common year starting on Friday (the link is to a full 1971 calendar). ... 1973 (MCMLXXIII) was a common year starting on Monday. ... Combatants Allies: Soviet Union, United Kingdom, France/Free France, United States, Canada, China, India, Australia, Poland, New Zealand, South Africa, Greece, and others Axis Powers: Germany, Italy, Japan, Bulgaria, Finland, Romania, Hungary, Burma, Slovakia Casualties Military dead: 17 million Civilian dead: 33 million Total dead: 50 million Military dead: 8... 1975 (MCMLXXV) was a common year starting on Wednesday (the link is to a full 1975 calendar). ... 1978 (MCMLXXVIII) was a common year starting on Sunday (the link is to a full 1978 calendar). ... Willie Morris (November 29, 1934 — August 2, 1999), was an American writer and editor born in Jackson, Mississippi, though his family later moved to Yazoo City, Mississippi, which he immortalized in his works of prose. ...

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James Jones (author) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (236 words)
James Jones (November 6, 1921 – May 9, 1977) is an American author most famous for his explorations of World War II and its aftermath.
Jones was born in 1921 in Robinson, Illinois.
He served in the US 25th Infantry Division during World War II, and was injured in the Battle of Guadalcanal.
James Jones - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (186 words)
James L. Jones (born 1943), U.S. Marine Corps General, Supreme Allied Commander, Europe
James Jones (astronomer), astronomer at University of Western Ontario
James Jones (Georgia), Congressman, namesake of Jones County, Georgia
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