Wednesday, December 28, 2016

Sixteen of the most indispensable books of the 1950s

At B&N Reads Melissa Albert tagged sixteen of the biggest books of the 1950s, including:
From Here to Eternity, by James Jones

The first of James Jones’ trio of World War II novels, followed by 1962’s The Thin Red Line and 1978’s Whistle, From Here to Eternity won the National Book Award and was made into a movie starring Burt Lancaster, Montgomery Clift, and Frank Sinatra. It centers on three soldiers stationed in Hawaii in the warm months of 1941, as they brawl and haze and betray each other, attempt to assert their individual will, and discover what happens to the nail that stands up.
Read about the other entries on the list.

--Marshal Zeringue