Books From Here to Eternity by James Jones Paperback, 850 pages, Random House Inc, List Price: $17 | purchase close overlay Buy Featured Book TitleFrom Here to EternityAuthorJames Jones Your purchase helps support NPR programming. How? Amazon Independent Booksellers Book Summary Two young soldiers and the women they love are caught up in the events preceding the bombing of Pearl Harbor Genres: Nonfiction History & Society Facebook Twitter Google+ Email NPR stories about From Here to Eternity You Must Read This Damned 'From Here To Eternity' November 23, 2009 Author James Ellroy was 12 when From Here To Eternity showed him a new, damned world: Schofield Barracks in Hawaii, in the months before the Pearl Harbor attack. Ellroy had already come to see the world as a harsh place, but the book gave him characters at the outset of America's most perilous moment and ultimate ascent. He says you must read it.