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- DescriptionWritten on the front lines in Vietnam, Dispatchesbecame an immediate classic of war reportage when it was published in 1977. From its terrifying opening pages to its final eloquent words, Dispatchesmakes 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, urthodox 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. Dispatchesis among the most blistering and compassionate accounts of war in our literature.
- Author BiographyMichael Herr was a novelist and war correspondent. Born in Lexington, Kentucky in 1940, he began reporting from Vietnam for Esquire in the 1960s, during the height of the war. He later chronicled those experiences in his memoir, Dispatches. He is the author of three other books, The Big Room, Walter Winchell, and Kubrick, and coauthor of thescreenplays for Apocalypse Now and Full Metal Jacket. He died in 2016.
- Author(s)Michael Herr
- PublisherRandom House USA Inc
- Date of Publication08/03/2003
- FormatPaperback / softback
- SubjectRegional History
- Series TitleVintage International
- Place of PublicationNew York
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintRandom House Inc
- Weight286 g
- Width132 mm
- Height207 mm
- Spine19 mm
- Format DetailsTrade paperback (US),Unsewn / adhesive bound
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