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    DescriptionAnthony Swofford's grandfather fought in WWII; his father fought in Vietnam; and he - a directionless, testosterone-battered teenager - became a scout/sniper in the marines and fought in the Gulf War. His account of that time is also part of a lineage - after Wilfred Owen, Norman Mailer, Michael Herr and Tim O'Brien, it brings the raw and searing tradition of soldiers' stories up to date. A harrowing yet inspiring portrait of a tormented consciousness struggling for reconciliation and peace, JARHEAD is authentic, revelatory and brilliantly crafted.


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    Title
    Jarhead
    Subtitle
    A Solder's Story of Modern War
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Anthony Swofford
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 272
    Width: 130 mm
    Height: 196 mm
    Thickness: 18 mm
    Weight: 181 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780743275378
    ISBN 10: 0743275373
    Classifications

    BIC E4L: BIO
    BIC subject category V2: BGH
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T4.2
    BIC subject category V2: HBLW3
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1FBQ
    BIC subject category V2: HBJF1
    BISAC V2.8: HIS027120, BIO026000
    BIC subject category V2: 1FBQ
    BISAC V2.8: BIO008000, HIS027110, HIS027040
    DC22: 956.7044245092
    Thema V1.0: DNBH, NHG
    Thema time period qualifier V1.0: 3MPQ
    Thema geographical qualifier V1.0: 1FBQ
    Edition
    Media tie-in
    Edition statement
    Film tie-in edition
    Publisher
    Simon & Schuster Ltd
    Imprint name
    SCRIBNER
    Publication date
    03 January 2006
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Author Information
    Anthony Swofford grew up on military bases in the US and Japan, and joined the Marine Corps in 1988, aged eighteen. He was deployed to Saudi Arabia for Operation Desert Shield in 1990 with the Second Battalion, 7th Marines. On leaving the Marines Swofford attended the Iowa Writers' Workshop.
    Review quote
    Jonathan Shay, M.D., Ph.D.Author of "Odysseus in America" and "Achilles in Vietnam"This memoir is not pretty -- but veined with beauty. It is as outrageous, irreverent, funny, and obscene as an Aristophanes comedy, and as rich in pain and moral understanding as the "Iliad." Anthony Swofford: remember this name.