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Dispatches - Picador Classic (Paperback)
  • Dispatches - Picador Classic (Paperback)

Dispatches - Picador Classic (Paperback)

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Paperback 288 Pages
Published: 01/01/2015
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With an introduction by Kevin Powers.

A groundbreaking piece of journalism which inspired Stanley Kubrick's classic Vietnam War film Full Metal Jacket.

We took space back quickly, expensively, with total panic and close to maximum brutality. Our machine was devastating. And versatile. It could do everything but stop.

Michael Herr went to Vietnam as a war correspondent for Esquire. He returned to tell the real story in all its hallucinatory madness and brutality, cutting to the quick of the conflict and its seductive, devastating impact on a generation of young men. His unflinching account is haunting in its violence, but even more so in its honesty.

First published in 1977, Dispatches was a revolutionary piece of new journalism that evoked the experiences of soldiers in Vietnam and has forever shaped our understanding of the conflict. It is now a seminal classic of war reportage.

Publisher: Pan Macmillan
ISBN: 9781447275060
Number of pages: 288
Weight: 196 g
Dimensions: 197 x 130 x 19 mm

The best book I have ever read on men and war in our time. Having read Dispatches, it is difficult to convey the impact of total experience as all the facades of patriotism, heroism and the whole colossal fraud of American intervention fall away to the bare bones of fear, war and death Splendid . . . he brings alive the terror of combat in a way that rivals All Quiet on the Western Front In the great line of Crane, Orwell and Hemingway . . . he seems to have brought to this book the ear of a musician and the eye of a painter, Frank Zappa and Francis Bacon We have all spent ten years trying to explain what happened to our heads and our lives in the decade we finally survived - but Michael Herr's Dispatches puts all the rest of us in the shade If it were only unconventional journalism, it would stand with the best there is - but it's a good deal more than that . . . I believe it may be the best personal journal about war, about any war, that any writer has ever accomplished

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An extremely atmospheric depiction of the horrifying realities of the Vietnam war. As a journalist, he has an outsider's perspective but he describes the war and the people in a fair and measured way. He... More

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