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    Description(Book Jacket Status: Jacketed) Written on the front lines in Vietnam, "Dispatches "became an immediate classic of war reportage when it was published in 1977. From its terrifying opening pages to its final eloquent words, "Dispatches "makes us see, in unforgettable and unflinching detail, the chaos and fervor of the war and the surreal insanity of life in that singular combat zone. Michael Herr's unsparing, unorthodox retellings of the day-to-day events in Vietnam take on the force of poetry, rendering clarity from one of the most incomprehensible and nightmarish events of our time. "Dispatches "is among the most blistering and compassionate accounts of war in our literature.

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    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Michael Herr, Introduction by Robert Stone
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 247
    Width: 130 mm
    Height: 208 mm
    Thickness: 28 mm
    Weight: 408 g
    ISBN 13: 9780307270801
    ISBN 10: 0307270807

    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.4
    BIC E4L: WAR
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1FMV
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 43, 01
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 15590
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/1960
    B&T General Subject: 520
    Ingram Subject Code: HM
    Libri: I-HM
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 65
    Ingram Theme: CULT/SEASIN
    LC subject heading:
    DC21: 959.70438
    B&T Approval Code: A44097500
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/1970
    B&T Approval Code: A44100000
    BIC subject category V2: HBWS2
    BISAC V2.8: HIS027070
    DC22: 959.704/38, 959.70438
    LC subject heading: , ,
    LC classification: DS559.5 .H47 2009
    Random House USA Inc
    Imprint name
    Random House Inc
    Publication date
    17 February 2009
    Publication City/Country
    New York
    Author Information
    Michael Herr is also the author of "Kubrick," "The Big Room," and "Walter Winchell," and coauthor of the screenplays for "Apocalypse Now "and "Full Metal Jacket." He lives in upstate New York. Robert Stone, a National Book Award-winner, lives in New York City.
    Review quote
    "The best book I have ever read on men and war in our time." --John le Carre"In the great line of Crane, Orwell, and Hemingway . . . Herr reaches an excruciating level of intensity . . . He seems to have brought to this book the ear of a musician and the eye of a painter . . . The premier war correspondence of Vietnam." --"The Washington Post"