Winston Groom





Winston Groom

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in Washington D.C, The United States
March 23, 1943

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Winston Groom is an American novelist and non-fiction writer, best known for his book Forrest Gump, which was adapted into a film in 1994. Groom was born in Washington, D.C., but grew up in Mobile, Alabama where he attended University Military School (now known as UMS-Wright Preparatory School). He attended the University of Alabama, where he was a member of Delta Tau Delta and the Army ROTC, and graduated in 1965. He served in the Army from 1965 to 1969, including a tour in Vietnam. Groom devotes his time to writing history books about American wars. Recently he has lived in Point Clear, Alabama, and Long Island, New York.


Average rating: 3.94 · 35,533 ratings · 1,623 reviews · 29 distinct works · Similar authors
Forrest Gump (Forrest Gump,...
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Gump and Co. (Forrest Gump,...
3.27 of 5 stars 3.27 avg rating — 1,566 ratings — published 1995 — 20 editions
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Vicksburg, 1863
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The Aviators: Eddie Rickenb...
4.23 of 5 stars 4.23 avg rating — 294 ratings — published 2013 — 11 editions
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Shiloh, 1862
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A Storm in Flanders: The Yp...
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Better Times Than These
3.69 of 5 stars 3.69 avg rating — 193 ratings — published 1978 — 6 editions
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1942: The Year That Tried M...
4.13 of 5 stars 4.13 avg rating — 163 ratings — published 2005 — 6 editions
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Patriotic Fire: Andrew Jack...
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Gumpisms: The Wit and Wisdo...
3.54 of 5 stars 3.54 avg rating — 138 ratings — published 1994 — 4 editions
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“Life is like a box of chocolates.”
Winston Groom, Gump and Co.

“I may not be a smart man, but I know what love is.”
Winston Groom, Forrest Gump

“I don't know if mama was right, that we each have a destiny, or if if was Lt Dan, that we are all just floating around, accidental, like on a breeze, but I think... I think... maybe... it's both happening at the same time.”
Winston Groom, Forrest Gump

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