James Jones’s epic story of army life in the calm before Pearl Harbor—now with previously censored scenes and dialogue restored
At the Pearl Harbor army base in 1941, Robert E. Lee Prewitt is Uncle Sam’s finest bugler. A career soldier with no patience for army politics, Prewitt becomes incensed when a commander’s favorite wins the title of First Bugler. His indignation results in a transfer to an infantry unit whose commander is less interested in preparing for war than he is in boxing. But when Prewitt refuses to join the company team, the commander and his sergeant decide to make the bugler’s life hell.
An American classic now available with scenes and dialogue considered unfit for publication in the 1950s, From Here to Eternity is a stirring picture of army life in the months leading up to the attack on Pearl Harbor.
This ebook features an illustrated biography of James Jones including rare photos from the author’s estate.
From Here to Eternity
Average rating4.3 / 5
February 23rd, 2015
An insightful book about the men in "G Company" prior to the Pearl Harbor bombing. The story is told from the perspective of the three main protagonists: Milt Warden, Robert Prewitt & Angelo Maggio. Their reasons for being in the army, their hopes,fears & motivations. The daily grind of army life and the women they love and loathe in equal measure. There are many humorous scenes as well as disturbing ones showing the darker side of the human soul. The only minus for me was that some chapters went into too much detail about company rankings, I found these parts uninteresting. Overall I enjoyed it, the book has aged well and I'd recommend it to other readers.
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