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Jarhead : A Marine's Chronicle of the Gulf War and Other Battles
Jarhead A Marine's Chronicle of the Gulf War and Other Battles
Author: Anthony Swofford
Anthony Swofford's Jarhead is the first Gulf War memoir by a frontline infantry marine, and it is a searing, unforgettable narrative. — When the marines -- or "jarheads," as they call themselves -- were sent in 1990 to Saudi Arabia to fight the Iraqis, Swofford was there, with a hundred-pound pack on his shoulders and a snipe...  more »
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ISBN-13: 9781416513407
ISBN-10: 141651340X
Publication Date: 9/27/2005
Pages: 372
Rating:
  • Currently 3.6/5 Stars.
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3.6 stars, based on 94 ratings
Publisher: Pocket
Book Type: Paperback
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reviewed Jarhead : A Marine's Chronicle of the Gulf War and Other Battles on + 15 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 3
Like the experience of war that Anthony Swofford describes, this book is thrilling, funny, messy, both well and poorly done, capable of insight as well as surprising lapses of judgement, fascinating, and ultimately anti-climactic.

It has many faults, but never was I disappointed to have been reading, and always I wanted to continue, so I could see what would happen.
reviewed Jarhead : A Marine's Chronicle of the Gulf War and Other Battles on + 209 more book reviews
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This is a grungy account of the US Marine Corps as it really is, without all the flag waving and hero BS. Heros they may well be, but salty grunts is also what they are. This shows the Corps warts and all from the inside by a man who was there and lived it and in spite of himself - loved it.
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A compelling, honest memoir from a USMC scout/sniper. As is so often the case, the book really is MUCH better than the movie.
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A stunningly candid account of a soldier's life in the first Gulf
War.
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RAW AND REAL-NOT FOR THE FAINT OF HEART.


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