Introduction: From They Shall Inherit theLaughter to To the End of the War * 9Over the Hill * 24Night Train * 46Back Home in Endymion * 68Johnny Meets Sandy * 82Surely Not the Red Cross * 106Air Raid * 110Wild Festivity in Evansville * 124You Are AWOL * 144Every Time I Drop an Egg . . . * 150Stranger in a New Company * 158Army Politics and Anti-Semitism * 170He Was a Wop * 196Notes for the Introduction * 204
Never-before-published fiction by one of the finest war authors of the twentieth century. TO THE END OF THE WAR contains twelve never-before-published stories by James Jones. Edited and with introductory material by George Hendrick, stories in TO THE END OF THE WAR-from "Night Train" to "Johnny Meets Sandy"-stand as testaments to Jones's remarkable talent, evident from the start of his career.
James Jones (1921-1977) was one of the most accomplished American
authors of the World War II generation. He served in the U.S. Army
from 1939 to 1945, and was present at the attack on Pearl Harbor as
well as the battle for Guadalcanal, where he was decorated with a
Purple Heart and Bronze Star. Jones's experiences informed his epic
novels From Here to Eternity and The Thin Red Line.
His other works include Some Came Running, The
Pistol, Go to the Widow-Maker, The Ice-Cream Headache
and Other Stories, The Merry Month of May, A Touch of
Danger, Whistle, and To the End of the War.
"One of the significant writers of his generation." -The New York Times Book Review "Few men write as effectively about the American army as James Jones." -Newsweek "The only one of my contemporaries who I felt had more talent than myself was James Jones. And he has also been the only writer of any time for whom I felt any love." -Norman Mailer