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: 3.93 · 32,932 ratings · 1,543 reviews · 29 distinct works · Similar authors
Forrest Gump (Forrest Gump,...
3.96 of 5 stars 3.96 avg rating — 29,209 ratings — published 1986 — 69 editions
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Gump and Co. (Forrest Gump,...
3.26 of 5 stars 3.26 avg rating — 1,501 ratings — published 1995 — 20 editions
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Vicksburg, 1863
4.02 of 5 stars 4.02 avg rating — 400 ratings — published 2009 — 6 editions
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Shiloh, 1862
3.88 of 5 stars 3.88 avg rating — 272 ratings — published 2012 — 13 editions
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A Storm in Flanders: The Yp...
4.1 of 5 stars 4.10 avg rating — 248 ratings — published 2002 — 7 editions
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The Aviators: Eddie Rickenb...
4.25 of 5 stars 4.25 avg rating — 210 ratings — published 2013 — 11 editions
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Better Times Than These
3.7 of 5 stars 3.70 avg rating — 183 ratings — published 1978 — 6 editions
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1942: The Year That Tried M...
4.15 of 5 stars 4.15 avg rating — 154 ratings — published 2005 — 6 editions
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Patriotic Fire: Andrew Jack...
3.89 of 5 stars 3.89 avg rating — 142 ratings — published 2006 — 13 editions
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Gumpisms: The Wit and Wisdo...
3.56 of 5 stars 3.56 avg rating — 126 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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