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Book Report in   English III

Title :   Forest Gump

          Eliseo   Budoso    

            III - Amity

                        Ms. Roa

Author : Winston Groom

                                                                                                About the author
Winston F. Groom, Jr., (born March 23, 1944)[1][2] is an American novelist and non-fiction writer, best known for his book Forrest Gump, which was adapted into a film by Robert Zemeckis in 1994.Winston Groom was born in Washington, D.C., and was raised in Baldwin County, Alabama, where he attended University Military School (now known as UMS-Wright Preparatory School). Groom's earliest ambition was to become a lawyer like his father; but, instead, while a literary editor in college, he chose to become a writer. Groom attended the University of Alabama, where he was a member of Delta Tau Delta Fraternity and the Army ROTC, graduating in 1965. He served in the Army from 1965 to 1969, including a tour of duty in the Vietnam War.
Upon his return from Vietnam, he worked as a reporter for the Washington Star, a Washington, D. C., newspaper covering police and courtroom activities. Groom retired from journalism at age 32, and began writing his first novel Better Times Than These which was published in 1978. Better Times Than These was about a group of patriotic soldiers in the Vietnam War whose lives and patriotism both are shattered. His next novel As Summers Die (1980) received better recognition. His novel Conversations with the Enemy (1982) follows an American Vietnam War soldier who escapes from a POW camp and takes a plane back to the United States only to be arrested fourteen years later for desertion. Conversations with the Enemy was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in 1983.

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Forrest Gump- He is the main character in this movie. Played   by Tom Hanks, he is a simple minded man born in Greenbow, Alabama. After getting into the Alabama public school...


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