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Jarhead : a Marine's chronicle of the Gulf War and other battles

Author: Anthony Swofford
Publisher: New York : Scribner, 2003.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A memoir of the Gulf War by a front-line infantry marine recounts his struggles with the conflict on the front lines, his battles with fear and suicide, his brushes with death, and his identity as a soldier and an American.
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Genre/Form: Personal narratives
Personal narratives, American
Named Person: Anthony Swofford; Anthony Swofford
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Anthony Swofford
ISBN: 0743235355 9780743235358 0743239180 9780743239189
OCLC Number: 50598121
Description: 260 p. ; 24 cm.
Responsibility: Anthony Swofford.
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A memoir of the Gulf War by a front-line infantry marine recounts his struggles with the conflict on the front lines, his battles with fear and suicide, his brushes with death, and his identity as a soldier and an American.

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Chris OffuttAuthor of "No Heroes: A Memoir of Coming Home""Jarhead" tells us why boys go to war and how they return as men, told by someone who truly knows the perils of battle -- a decorated veteran Read more...

 
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One-note Johnnie

by kgs (WorldCat user published 2005-10-10) Fair Permalink
I like good memoirs, but Swofford's book is an exercise in self-absorption with no intellectual leap beyond immediate experience, and by misrepresenting the full gamut of military life, it panders to a shallow, kneejerk antimilitarism.Yes, full disclosure, I'm a veteran, but not from the Marine Corps....
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