Cool hand Luke

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Abacus, 1965 - Fiction - 304 pages
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Out of his experiences working on a chain gang, Donn Pearce created Cool Hand Luke, war hero turned "pretty evil feller," whose refusal to "git his mind right" becomes part of his fellow convicts' mythology of survival.

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Pearce's 1965 novel depicts the lives of chain gang convicts with brutal honesty. The story, of course, was the basis for the film--Pearce also wrote the screenplay--starring Paul Newman in the lead role. Read full review


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