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Dispatches (Everyman's Library Classics & Contemporary Classics)

Dispatches (Everyman's Library Classics & Contemporary Classics)
Author: Michael Herr
ISBN 13: 9780307270801
ISBN 10: 307270807
Edition: N/A
Publisher: Everyman's Library
Publication Date: 2009-02-17
Format: Hardcover
Pages: 288
List Price: $24.00

(Book Jacket Status: Jacketed)

Written on the front lines in Vietnam, Dispatches became an immediate classic of war reportage when it was published in 1977.

From its terrifying opening pages to its final eloquent words, Dispatches makes us see, in unforgettable and unflinching detail, the chaos and fervor of the war and the surreal insanity of life in that singular combat zone. Michael Herr’s unsparing, unorthodox retellings of the day-to-day events in Vietnam take on the force of poetry, rendering clarity from one of the most incomprehensible and nightmarish events of our time.

Dispatches is among the most blistering and compassionate accounts of war in our literature.

Washington Post

He seems to have brought to this book the ear of a musician and the eye of a painter . . . the premier war correspondent of Vietnam.