Selected Bibliography of Books, Articles, and Interviews Concerning James Jones

"One day one of their number would write a book about all this, but none of them would believe it, because none of them would remember it that way." --From The Thin Red Line


NOTE: There are a great many more items out there, but this should give the student or scholar is good starting place in doing research.

Books About Jones

Garrett, George P. James Jones. San Diego: Harcourt, 1984.

Giles, James R. James Jones. Boston: G.K. Hall, 1981.

Hendrick, George. To Reach Eternity: The Letters of James Jones. New York: Random House, 1989.

Hopkins, John R. James Jones: A Checklist. Detroit: Gale, 1974.

Lennon, J. Michael, and James R. Giles, eds. The James Jones Reader: Outstanding Selections From His War Writings. Secaucus: Carol Pub. Group, 1991.

MacShane, Frank. Into Eternity: The Life of James Jones, American Writer. Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1985.

Morris, Willie. James Jones: A Friendship. Garden City: Doubleday, 1978.

Miscellaneous Writings About Jones

Adams, Richard P. "A Second Look at From Here to Eternity." College English 17 (January 1956): 205-210.

Aldrich, Nelson W. Jr. "James Jones." In Writers at Work: the Paris Reveiw Interviews: Third Series. New York: Viking, 1967.

Aldridge, John W. "The Last James Jones." New York Times Book Review (5 March 1978): 1, 30-31.

Bell, Pearl K. "The Wars of James Jones." Commentary 65 (April 1978): 90-92.

Didion, Joan. "In the Islands." In The White Album. New York: Simon and Schuster, 1979. 145-152.

Lennon, J. Michael. "Glimpses: James Jones 1921-1977." Paris Review 29,103 (Summer 1987) 205-236.

Mailer, Norman. "Evaluations--Quick and Expensive Comments on the Talent in the Room." Advertisements for Myself. New York: Putnam's Sons, 1959, 463-464.

Morris, Willie. "A Friendship: Remembering James Jones." Atlantic (June 1978) 47-64.

Shaw, Irwin. "James Jones, 1921-1977." New York Times Book Review (12 June 1977): 2, 34.

Works About the Handy Writers' Colony

Besser, Marianne. "Writers' Concentration Camp." Writer's Digest 35,10 (September 1955): 30-34, 65, 72-73.

Bowers, John. The Colony. New York: Dutton, 1971.

Hendricks, George, Helen Howe, and Don Sackrider. James Jones and the Handy Writers' Colony. Carbondale: SIU P, 2001.

"Housemother Knows Best." Time (12 November 1956): 127-128, 130.

Howe, Helen, Don Sackrider, and George Hendricks. Writings from the Handy Colony. Urbana: Tales P, 2001.

Leonard, William. "She Teaches Tough Guys to Write." Chicago Sunday Tribune Magazine (14 July 1957): 18-19.

Ray, David. "Mrs. Handy's Curious Colony." Chicago Magazine 3, 7 (September 1956): 22-27.

Whipple, A.B.C. "James Jones and His Angel." Life 30,19 (7 May 1951): 142-44, 147, 149-50, 152, 154, 157.

Wray, Walter. "Lowney's Boys." Saturday Review (23 March 1957): 13.

Wood, Thomas J. "'Not Following in the Groove': Lowney Handy, James Jones and the Handy Colony for Writers." Illinois Historical Journal 90, 2 (Summer 1997): 82-96.

Wood, Thomas J., and Meredith Keating. James Jones in Illinois: A Guide to the Handy Writers' Colony Collection in the Sangamon State University Library Archives. Springfield: University Library, Sangamon State U, 1989.

Interviews with James Jones

Aldrich, Nelson. "The Art of Fiction XXIII." Paris Review 20 (1959): 34-35.

Dolbier, Maurice. "What the NBA Means to Some Past Winners." New York Herald Tribune Book Review (1 March 1959): 2, 11.

Hanscom, Leslie. "The Writer Speaks" (transcript of radio interview, 1962), in John R. Hopkins, James Jones: A Checklist (Detroit: Gale Research Company, 1974: 7-18).

"James Jones and William Styron: Two Writers Talk It Over." Esquire 60 (July 1963): 57-59.

Goodfriend, Arthur. "The Cognoscenti Abroad II: James Jones' Paris." Saturday Review 52 (1 February 1969): 36-38.

Bannon, Barbara A. "Story Behind the Book: James Jones and A Touch of Danger." Publishers Weekly 203 (7 May 1978): 38-39.

"Buying Out of Vietnam." Oui 2 (November 1973): 39, 40, 116.

Lasky, Michael S. "James Jones Has Come Home to Whistle." Writers Digest 56 (October 1976): 22-26+.