The Thin Red Line by James Jones (1962) hardcover book

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James Jones - The Thin Red Line

New York: Charles Scribner, 1962. Book club edition. 8vo. Hardcover. 429 pp. Good condition. Clean covers and pages. No markings. Dust jacket is a bit chipped along upper edge but still looks great.

Basis for the acclaimed Terrence Malick film of the same name. The book's title is taken from a Rudyard Kipling poem: "It's 'Tommy this' and it's 'Tommy that' and it's 'Tommy 'ows your soul?' but it's a thin red line of 'eroes when the drums begin to roll."

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