James Jones’ classic of combat literature is a brutal and devastating portrait of the senselessness of war. The soldiers of C-for-Charlie Company are not cast from the heroic mold. The unit’s captain is too intelligent and sensitive for the job, his first sergeant is psychotic, and the enlisted men begin the campaign gripped by cowardice. But they will all discover the thin red line that divides the sane from the mad – and the living from the dead – when they arrive on the island of Guadalcanal in the Pacific. Based on thew author’s experience in the Pacific Theatre during World War II, The Thin Red Line is a raw and unsparing depiction of the senselessness and brutalizing impact of war, and was the inspiration for two Hollywood films of the same name in 1964 and 1998 respectively.
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