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Dispatches

Herr, Michael

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ISBN 10: 0394417887 / ISBN 13: 9780394417882
Editorial: Knopf, 1977
Condición: Near Fine Encuadernación de tapa dura
Librería: Black Dog Books (Emerson, NJ, Estados Unidos de America)

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Corner bumped else NrF/Light wear at base of spine else NrF dj. Classic reporting of the Vietnam War. 1st edition. N° de ref. de la librería 004428

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Título: Dispatches

Editorial: Knopf

Año de publicación: 1977

Encuadernación: Hardcover

Condición del libro:Near Fine

Condición de la sobrecubierta: Near Fine Dust Jacket

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One of the greatest examples of war journalism ever written, Michael Herr s collection of dispatches from the front lines of the Vietnam War reveal with shattering impact how that war differed from any combat theatre fought before. Herr s clearheaded yet unsparing retellings of the day-to-day events in Vietnam take on the force of poetry, capturing the unique flavor of the time and place and finding clarity in one of the most incomprehensible events in our modern era. A National Book Critics Circle finalist and highly acclaimed upon its publication, this modern classic retains its powerful resonance as America finds itself in the midst of another military quagmire.

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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.

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