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  • Jesus and the Earth
    by James Jones
    ISBN 0281056234 (0-281-05623-4)
    Softcover, The Society For Promoting Christian Knowledge

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    What was Jesus' attitude to the earth? What, if anything, did he say about the environment? Is there a divine 'earth-ethic' to be found in the Gospels? As the ecological threats to the earth multiply and intensify, Christians are turning to the pages of the Old Testament for guidance on environmental ethics. But is wisdom about this critical issue to be found only there? James Jones, Bishop of Liverpool, set out to discover if his own concern for creation found any sympathy in the teaching and example of Jesus. This book is the result of his search. Here he argues clearly and passionately that Jesus is the saviour not only of humanity, but also the saviour of the planet and of the whole cosmos, which came into being through him and for him. A series of questions is provided at the end of each chapter to stimulate individual reflection and group discussion. ""I very much hope that this timely and insightful book from James Jones will inspire many individual Christians and the Church as a whole to be far more 'militant' in defence of God's earth.'"" Jonathan Porritt, Forum for the Future

  • Jones, James: Merry Month of May
    Merry Month of May
    by James Jones
    ISBN 0006128491 (0-00-612849-1)
    Softcover, Fontana

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    Fiction. May, 1968. This is the Paris of the barricaded boulevards of rebelling students' strongholds, of the literati, the sexual anarchists, the leftists-written chillingly of a time in French history closesly paralleling America in the late `60s. The reader sees, feels, smells and fears all the turmoil of the frightenting social quicksand of 1968. "The only one of my contemporaries who I felt had more talent than myself was James Jones. And he has also been the one writer of any time for whom I felt any love"--Norman Mailer.

  • Jones, James.: THE PISTOL.
    THE PISTOL.
    by James Jones
    ISBN 0006120423 (0-00-612042-3)
    Softcover, Fontana

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  • The Pistol (Phoenix Fiction)
    by James Jones
    ISBN 0226391868 (0-226-39186-8)
    Softcover, University Of Chicago Press

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    As bombs begin to fall on Pearl Harbor, nineteen-year-old PFC Richard Mask is wearing a pistol, a .45 caliber automatic that makes him feel connected to the army of the Wild West and Custer's Cavalry. In the chaos of his first days and weeks of the war, as Mask and his company move from Schofield Barracks to the beaches of Oahu, then to a remote mountain pass, a struggle over the pistol dominates this novella's action, providing the pathos and savagery of the story.

  • Jones, James: Servant
    Servant
    by James Jones
    ISBN 0232517681 (0-232-51768-1)
    Softcover, Darton,Longman & Todd Ltd

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  • Jones, James: Supportability Engineering Handbook: Implementation, Measurement and Management
  • The Thin Red Line
    by James Jones
    ISBN 0006119522 (0-00-611952-2)
    Softcover, Fontana

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    "When compared to the fact that he might very well be dead by this time tomorrow, whether he was courageous or not today was pointless, empty. When compared to the fact that he might be dead tomorrow, everything was pointless. Life was pointless. Whether he looked at a tree or not was pointless. It just didn't make any difference. It was pointless to the tree, it was pointless to every man in his outfit, pointless to everybody in the whole world. Who cared? It was not pointless only to him; and when he was dead, when he ceased to exist, it would be pointless to him too. More important: Not only would it be pointless, it would have been pointless, all along."
    Such is the ultimate significance of war in The Thin Red Line (1962), James Jones's fictional account of the battle between American and Japanese troops on the island of Guadalcanal. The narrative shifts effortlessly among multiple viewpoints within C-for-Charlie Company, from commanding officer Capt. James Stein, his psychotic first sergeant Eddie Welsh and the young privates they send into battle. The descriptions of combat conditions--and the mental states it induces--are unflinchingly realistic, including the dialogue (in which a certain word Norman Mailer rendered as "fug" 15 years earlier in The Naked and the Dead, appears properly spelled on numerous occasions). This is more than a classic of combat fiction; it is one of the most significant explorations of male identity in American literature, establishing Jones as a novelist of the calibre of Herman Melville and Stephen Crane.

  • Jones, James: The Thin Red Line: Every Man Fights His Own War
  • Touch of Danger
    by James Jones
    ISBN 0006134955 (0-00-613495-5)
    Softcover, Popular Library

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    A vacation in the Greek islands becomes complicated when a private eye is drawn into the murky waters of international hashish smuggling
    His name is Frank Davies, but friends and clients call him Lobo. A private eye with a law degree, Lobo doesnt like to get rough but hell do it for a friend. When a rich friend sends him to Paris to retrieve some stolen money, he earns himself a trip to Greece as a reward. Its supposed to be a vacation, but as soon as he arrives hes working again. First his landlady, an English woman married to a Greek, asks his help bringing her cheating husband to heel. Though he doesnt like her, he finds himself morbidly fascinated by her train wreck of a marriage. Then he meets a countess with a blackmail problem, and offers her a little pro-bono work. As he digs beneath the islands sunny surface, Lobo learns that no matter how beautiful the scenery, secrets are always ugly. 

  • Viet Journal
    by James Jones
    ISBN 0385294263 (0-385-29426-3)
    Softcover, Delta

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  • JAMES JONES: Whistle
    Whistle
    by James Jones
    ISBN 0006155758 (0-00-615575-8)
    Softcover, FONTANA PRESS

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    20th century fiction

  • Whistle (Delta World War II Library)
    by James Jones
    ISBN 0385334249 (0-385-33424-9)
    Softcover, Delta

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    The third novel in Joness classic World War II trilogy: a moving story of four World War II infantrymen coping with the difficulties of recovering at an army hospital and learning to readjust to the home front
    At the end of a long journey across the Pacific, a ship catches sight of California. On board are hundreds of injured soldiers, survivors of the American infantrys battle to wrest the South Seas from the Japanese Empire. As the men on deck cheer their imminent return to their families, wives, and favorite girls, four stay below, unable to join in the celebration. These men are broken by war and haunted by what they learned there of the savagery of mankind. As they convalesce in a hospital in Memphis, the pain of that knowledge will torment them far worse than any wound. The third of James Joness epics based on his life in the army, this posthumously published novel draws on his own experiences to depict the horrors of war and their persistence even after the jungle is left behind.

  • Jones, James: Graphic Art of World War II
    World War II
    by James Jones
    ISBN 0345251261 (0-345-25126-1)
    Softcover, Ballantine Books Inc.

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    New York: Ballantine Books, 1976. First Edition thus (illustrated paperback) and first printing. See scan of copyright page. 12mo, illustrated wraps, 282 pp. Very Good plus; faint soiling, corners micro-touched, pages toned. Very sharp copy of this first paperback printing. See scan. Fully and amazingly illustrated. In fact, Jones' review and contemplation of war art - by soldiers and professionals, much of it herein - is what inspired this trenchant memoir. L-33n

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