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Dispatches

Paperback Vintage International

By (author) Michael Herr

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  • Publisher: Random House Inc
  • Format: Paperback | 272 pages
  • Dimensions: 130mm x 201mm x 20mm | 272g
  • Publication date: 8 March 2003
  • Publication City/Country: New York
  • ISBN 10: 0679735259
  • ISBN 13: 9780679735250
  • Edition statement: Reprint
  • Sales rank: 49,294

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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.--Washington Post. The best book I have ever read on men and war in our time.--John le Carre. . . . Dispatches puts the rest of us in the shade.--Hunter S. Thompson.

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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.

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"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"

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"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."--Washington Post. "The best book I have ever read on men and war in our time."--John le Carre." . . . Dispatches puts the rest of us in the shade."--Hunter S. Thompson.