James Gould Cozzens

James Gould Cozzens was an American novelist and short story writer, known for his works that explore themes of law, power, and society. He received critical acclaim for his meticulous prose and narrative style. Cozzens won the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction in 1949 for his novel 'Guard of Honor'. His other notable works include 'By Love Possessed', which was a bestseller, and 'The Just and the Unjust'. His literary contributions were significant in the mid-20th century, though his popularity has waned in recent years.


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  1. 1. Guard of Honor

    "Guard of Honor" is a detailed and realistic portrayal of life in a World War II army air forces base. It revolves around the experiences of a disillusioned newspaperman, who is called back into service during World War II. The narrative delves into the complexities of military life, the intricate bureaucracy, racial tensions, and the moral dilemmas faced by those in positions of power during the war. The novel explores the themes of duty, honor, and the harsh realities of war.