When Michael Herr went to Vietnam in 1967 he was virtually unknown as a writer. But with "Dispatches" he brought us a terrifying account of what it was like to fight in, and survive, the war in Vietnam. These are his journals, written with immediacy and sympathy of the facades and falsities that surround him. He sums up the colossal waste of war, ...
When Michael Herr went to Vietnam in 1967 he was virtually unknown as a writer. But with "Dispatches" he brought us a terrifying account of what it was like to fight in, and survive, the war in Vietnam. These are his journals, written with immediacy and sympathy of the facades and falsities that surround him. He sums up the colossal waste of war, while keeping hold of the real people, places and events at the heart of it.
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Near Fine in J New jacket. 1st printing. Dust jacket in protective mylar Brodart. Square, solid, perfect spine, unread--what more could you ask for? When you receive this book, you'll feel as though you've received a rare gift from one of Scheherazade's fabled djinn! You MAY even cartwheel with glee! NOTE: If you take the DJ off, you will find a dark smudge (ink? ) to the front board. But if you never take it off...who's to know?
AN EXCEPTIONAL BOOK WHICH REVEALS A CORRESPONDENTS UNIQUE PERSPECTIVE. WRITTEN WITH A PROFOUND SENSE OF HEART FELT HONESTY. MR. HERR GAVE ME THE FEELING THAT I WAS IN VIETNAM BUT LOOKING THROUGH THE EYES OF THE TROOPS.
Publishers Weekly, 1991-07-19 American correspondent Herr's documentary recalls the heavy combat he witnessed in Vietnam as well as the obscene speech, private fears and nightmares of the soldiers. ``Herr captures the almost hallucinatory madness of the war,'' said PW. ``This is a compelling, truth-telling book with a visceral impact, its images stuck in the mind like shards from a pineapple bomb.'' (Aug.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved
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