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Jarhead: A Marine's Chronicle of the Gulf War and Other Battles

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When the Marines--or "jarheads" as they call themselves--are sent to Saudi Arabia to fight the Iraqis, Swofford is there, with a 100-pound pack on ... Show synopsis

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riverrun

Disturbing Dreams

by riverrun on Mar 17, 2009

Anthony Swofford's Jarhead is an instructive memoir of the first Gulf War and its brutality, obscenity and boredom by a decorated Marine who can write a true sentence. Now that the U.S. has been involved in simultaneous wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, it might be useful to review what American ... More

Jake0369

My Marine Corps

by Jake0369 on Nov 1, 2008

I spent 27 years - half my life - in the Marine Corps. "Jarhead" portrays the Marine Corps that I was in. Anthony Swofford writes about the real Marine Corps better than anyone else ever has. He writes about what really happened. He sugarcoats nothing. He is nobody's propagandist. In my final year ... More

pi48
by pi48 on Nov 15, 2007

I have read the book and feel that it does a great disservervice to all active Marines and Marine Corps Veterans. In no way does it reflect the Esprit de Corps and attitude of Marines that I lived with and knew during my 4 years in the Marine Corps. I have heard from other Marine Veterans who feel as ... More

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