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Dispatches (Everyman's Library Classics & Contemporary Classics) (original 1977; edition 2009)
by Michael Herr, Robert Stone (Introduction)
Amazon.com Amazon.com Review (ISBN 0679735259, Paperback)Michael Herr, who wrote about the Vietnam War for Esquire magazine, gathered his years of notes from his front-line reporting and turned them into what many people consider the best account of the war to date, when published in 1977. He captured the feel of the war and how it differed from any theater of combat ever fought, as well as the flavor of the time and the essence of the people who were there. Since Dispatches was published, other excellent books have appeared on the war--may we suggest The Things They Carried, The Sorrow of War, We Were Soldiers Once ... and Young--but Herr's book was the first to hit the target head-on and remains a classic.
(retrieved from Amazon Thu, 14 Feb 2013 13:40:51 -0500)
A documentation of the day-to-day realities of the war in Vietnam experienced by men on patrol, under siege at Khe Sanh, strapped into helicopters, and faced with continuing nightmares after their return to the United States.
(summary from another edition)
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