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"Vietnam was what we had instead of happy childhoods." -- Michael Herr
Michael Herr (born 1940, in Syracuse, New York) is a writer and former war correspondent, best known as the author of Dispatches (1977), a memoir of his time as a correspondent for Esquire magazine (1967—1969) during the Vietnam War. The book was called the best "to have been written about the Vietnam War" by The New York Times Book Review; novelist John le Carr called it "the best book I have ever read on men and war in our time." Herr later became credited with pioneering the literary genre of the nonfiction novel, along with authors such as Truman Capote, Norman Mailer, and Tom Wolfe.

From 1971 to 1975 he produced no publications.

Herr co-wrote the screenplay for Full Metal Jacket with his close friend director Stanley Kubrick and author Gustav Hasford. The film was based on Hasford's novel The Short-Timers and the screenplay was nominated for an Academy award. He also contributed to the narration for Francis Ford Coppola's Apocalypse Now. He collaborated with Richard Stanley in writing the original screenplay for the 1996 adaptation of the H.G. Wells novel, The Island of Dr. Moreau. However, Stanley claims the subsequent rewrites cost Herr his writing credit, omitting most of the material created by the two writers. The omission probably worked to his favor, however, since the movie was panned by critics and earned credited writers Stanley and Ron Hutchinson a Razzie Award for Worst Screenplay of 1997.

Herr wrote a pair of articles for Vanity Fair about Stanley Kubrick, which were later incorporated into the small book Kubrick, a very personal biography of the director. He declined to edit Kubrick's film Eyes Wide Shut.

Michael Herr is said to be retired and living in Delhi, NY. He wrote an early screenplay of On the Road, based on the book by Jack Kerouac, which was never produced. Sources indicate the film version of Kerouac's book will be made from another writer's script. [1]

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Total Books: 43
The Old Queen And The Maui Maiden
2012 - The Old Queen and the Maui Maiden (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781105564086
ISBN-10: 1105564088
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense

The Old Queen's Guardians A Kohala Coast Mystery
2009 - Dispatches [Library Binder] (Audio CD)Paperback, Hardcover, Audio Cassette, Audio CD
ISBN-13: 9781433268137
ISBN-10: 1433268132
Genres: History, History

2001 - Kubrick (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780802138187
ISBN-10: 0802138187
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Humor & Entertainment

Putain de mort
1996 - Putain De Mort (Paperback)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9782879291000
ISBN-10: 2879291003

Walter Winchell
1991 - Walter Winchell (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780330321341
ISBN-10: 033032134X

Walter Winchell
1990 - Walter Winchell (Hardcover)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780394583723
ISBN-10: 0394583728
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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Full Metal Jacket
1988 - Full Metal Jacket (Hardcover)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780436239229
ISBN-10: 0436239221
Genre: Arts & Photography

The Big Room
1986 - The Big Room [Picador] (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780330297790
ISBN-10: 0330297791

Is Chicken Skin a Local Delicacy
Is Chicken Skin a Local Delicacy (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781411657489
ISBN-10: 1411657489
Genre: Literature & Fiction

The Bones of the Kuhina Nui
The Bones of the Kuhina Nui (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781411681064
ISBN-10: 1411681061
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense

Walter Winchell Roman eines Lebens
Walter Winchell Roman Eines Lebens (Other)
ISBN-13: 9783499137754
ISBN-10: 3499137755

Despachos de Guerra
Despachos De Guerra [Spanish Edition] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9788433925473
ISBN-10: 8433925474
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Nonfiction