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Jones' National Book Award winner is set in Diamond Head, Hawaii, on the eve of Pearl Harbor and dramatizes, to unforgettable effect, the anguishing paradoxes of army life. Questions of passion and duty, loyalty and integrity, and violence and valor confront First Sergeant Milton Anthony Warden, who is in love with an officer's wife, and nonconformist boxer Private Robert E. Lee Prewitt.