Hardback Everyman's Library Classics & Contemporary Classics

By (author) Michael Herr, Introduction by Robert Stone

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  • Publisher: Random House Inc
  • Format: Hardback | 247 pages
  • Dimensions: 130mm x 208mm x 28mm | 408g
  • Publication date: 17 February 2009
  • Publication City/Country: New York
  • ISBN 10: 0307270807
  • ISBN 13: 9780307270801
  • Sales rank: 118,485

Product 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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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"