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Michael Herr (1940–2016)

Author of Dispatches

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Michael Herr was born in Lexington, Kentucky on April 13, 1940. He attended Syracuse University, but dropped out to travel in Europe and write. He served in the Army Reserve and wrote for publications including The New Leader and Holiday. From 1967-1969, he was a correspondent for Esquire magazine during the Vietnam War. He wrote the article Hell Sucks, which put him in the forefront of the journalists who were writing on the war at that time. The piece became part of Dispatches, a memoir of his time in Vietnam, which was published in 1977. He also wrote Walter Winchell: A Novel, an experiment in which he combined a novel and a screenplay to tell the story of one of the country's most influential gossip columnists. He was active in the motion picture industry with writing credits for Apocalypse Now, Full Metal Jacket, The Island of Dr. Moreau, Heart of Darkness, and The Rainmaker. In addition, he served as an associate producer of Full Metal Jacket. He died on June 23, 2016 at the age of 76. (Bowker Author Biography)
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Dispatches 2,981 copies, 55 reviews
Full Metal Jacket [1987 film] (Screenwriter) 414 copies, 4 reviews
Kubrick 89 copies, 1 review
Walter Winchell 83 copies, 1 review
The Best American Essays of the Century (Contributor) 717 copies, 4 reviews
The New Journalism (Contributor) 311 copies, 1 review
The Portable Sixties Reader (Contributor) 307 copies, 3 reviews
Rock Dreams (Introduction) 145 copies, 1 review
The Mammoth Book of True War Stories (Contributor) 79 copies
Granta 8: Dirty Realism (Contributor) 66 copies
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