Friday, September 11, 2015

Alabama Book Covers (3): Forrest Gump

Although best known for his novel Forrest Gump, Winston Groom has written many other books both fiction and non-fiction. He grew up in Mobile and graduated from the University of Alabama in 1965. Then he served in the U.S. Army, spending a tour in Vietnam. Groom lived in New York City after leaving the military,  working as a journalist and writing several novels. He returned to Mobile in 1985.

The following year Groom published Forrest Gump. The book was not a great success until the film adaptation featuring Tom Hanks as the title character was released in 1994. After that the book sold almost two million copies and spawned a wit-and-wisdom book, two cookbooks and a sequel.   

Since the great success of Gump, Groom has continued to publish novels and several works of historical non-fiction. Below are some covers related to Forrest Gump the novel, sequel, audio book, film, etc. 

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