One of the author's six favorite books, as told to the Daily Express:
FOR WHOM THE BELL TOLLS by Ernest HemingwayRead about the other books on the list.
Robert Jordan is an American who volunteers to fight for the Republican side in the Spanish Civil War. His task is to blow up a bridge. His fate is to encounter brutality, heroism and the beautiful Maria. Hemingway knew the war at first hand and his writing is truly explosive.
For Whom the Bell Tolls is among John Mullan's ten best bridges in literature, Elmore Leonard's ten favorite books, John McCain's five best books about men in battle.