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Description - Jarhead by Anthony Swofford

Anthony 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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Book Details

ISBN: 9780743275378
ISBN-10: 0743275373
Format: Paperback
(198mm x 130mm x 0mm)
Pages: 272
Imprint: Scribner
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Ltd
Publish Date: 3-Jan-2006
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Anthony Swofford

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.

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