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The Sand Pebbles

a novel.

by Richard McKenna

  • 31 Want to read
  • 36 Currently reading

Published by Harper & Row in New York .
Written in English

    Places:
  • United States,
  • China,
  • Yangtze River (China)
    • Subjects:
    • Americans -- China -- Fiction,
    • United States -- History, Naval -- 20th century -- Fiction,
    • China -- History -- 1912-1937 -- Fiction,
    • Yangtze River (China) -- Fiction

    • Classifications
      LC ClassificationsPZ4.M1558 San, PS3563.A3155 San
      The Physical Object
      Pagination597 p.
      Number of Pages597
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL5854531M
      LC Control Number62015726

      Editorial Reviews. The Sand Pebbles is a lengthy but engaging mix of romance, historical epic, political commentary, and adventure. Three years after his star-making turn in The Great Escape, Steve McQueen delivers what many consider his most complete performance, as the antisocial crewmember of an American ship docked in China during the civil war of /5(6). THE SAND PEBBLES (BOOK) GOOD CONDITION (SHOWS SOME WEAR) Seller assumes all responsibility for this listing. Shipping and handling. This item will ship to United States, but the seller has not specified shipping options. Contact the seller- opens in a new window or tab and request a shipping method to your Rating: % positive.

      out of 5 stars The Sand Pebbles - an excellent genre movie. Reviewed in Canada on Febru Verified Purchase. This is an excellent war/genre movie and is now regarded as a "classic". I am also a bit of a history buff and enjoy movies based on historical events - even if artistic license was taken by the movie's producer. The /5(). "The Sand Pebbles" is an interesting and entertaining novel set in China circa China is governed by feuding warlords, and its foreign trade is dominated by foreign "treaty powers" including the USA, Japan, and the leading European nations, all of which maintain strong naval and marine forces in China to maintain their positions and protect foreign persons and novel takes Cited by: 6.

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'The Sand Pebbles' is an historical fiction which portrays events and characters in China's uprising. I think Richard McKenna gives a very FAIR look at history and I cannot see McKenna’s account of these events as revisionist in ANY way whatsoever.

McKenna pretty much called it /5(). The Sand Pebbles is one of my favorite movies and I always wanted to read the book. It is the first novel by a man who actually served on a U.S.

Gunboat in China during the 's. It is a riviting tale about the Chinese revolution, Imperialism, missionaries, duty, honor and sacrifice/5. Inthe novel The Sand The Sand Pebbles book won the $10, Harper Prize, spent 28 weeks on the New York Times’ Best-Seller List, was selected for the Book-of-the-Month Club and was serialized in.

Set in China on the eve of revolution, the book tells the story of an old U.S. Navy gunboat, the San Pablo, and her dedicated crew of "Sand Pebbles" on patrol in the far reaches of the Yangtze River to show the flag and protect American missionaries and businessmen from bandits. The plot revolves around a newcomer to the boat, machinist's mate.

The Sand Pebbles was a 4 year project for Robert Wise. His association with the film began in while he was in London. At the time, he had been working with the Mirisch organization and he was sent galley proofs of the Richard McKenna novel.

Sand Pebbles"", a corruption of San Pablo, is the nickname of the sailors who manned an ancient U. gunboat in Hunan Province, China, during the Kuomintang revolution of — This book is the story of that crew as a whole, and every man, from the captain to the lowest coolie is drawn in detail with sympathy and understanding, though special emphasis is given one man who will be.

I know it's the '60s, but don't get this film confused with the Australian psychedelic rock band, Sand Pebbles, mainly because that band showed up way too late, inwell after psychedelic 88%.

Directed by Robert Wise. With Steve McQueen, Richard Attenborough, Richard Crenna, Candice Bergen. Ina U.S. Naval engineer gets assigned to a gunboat on a /10(K). The Sand Pebbles is a novel by Richard McKenna, who translated his 22 years of Navy experience into an extraordinary book that touches on almost every aspect of world you can think of: the resentment and satisfaction in hard labor, the joy and arrogance of easy leisure, war, sex, the import of marriage, friendship, the ins and outs of self-identity, religion, explicit ethnic bigotry.

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The book was initially serialized in the Saturday Evening Post, and in January it was published by Harper & Row/10(). "The Sand Pebbles" was a throughly enjoyable movie. The setting was exotic and the story engaging. Though it starred Steve McQueen, who did an excellent job, its strength was the ensemble acting with a very talented cast including Richard Crenna, Richard Attenborough, Mako and Candice Bergen.

The story of Jake Holman, an engineer on board the "U.S.S. San Pablo", an American gunboat on the Yangtze River in China in the s. Based on the real life experiences of the author who served on the Yangtze Patrol, which protected European interests in the region from   Richard McKenna was born in Idaho in He joined the US Navy in to help support his mother and younger brothers and spent over twenty years in the navy, serving for a while in China on a gunboat that patrolled the Yangtze River.

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The Sand Pebbles was a major career achievement for director Robert Wise, though he was denied an Oscar nomination. The movie, which was adapted from a novel by Richard McKenna, features stunning visuals and one of Jerry Goldsmith’s finest scores.

The acting was also notable, with especially fine performances from McQueen and Mako. The Rock, Pebbles, and Sand in a Jar Story. Here is a quick background on the rock, pebbles, and sand in a jar story (This story appears in many forms, some even incorporating a fourth element of water.

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The collection of furnishings and colors reflect a casual coastal look and all rooms feature every necessary amenity. Book Now. Book Now. Set in China on the eve of revolution, the book tells the story of an old U.S.

Navy gunboat, the San Pablo, and her dedicated crew of "Sand Pebbles" on patrol in the far reaches of the Yangtze River to show the flag and protect American missionaries and businessmen from :   The Sailor’s Homer: The Life and Times of Richard McKenna, Author of The Sand Pebbles, by Dennis L.

Noble reveals the authentic Richard McKenna. As the first serious biography of McKenna, it shows what a dedicated author can do with the right materials. Noble became fascinated by McKenna after reading The Sand Pebbles. They had similar careers. Sand Pebbles is rated "Good" by our guests.

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