Herr, Michael, 1940- (Paperback - 1991)
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.

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Random House, Inc.
"He seems to have brought to this book the ear of a musician and the eye of a painter . . . the premier war correspondence of Vietnam."--Washington Post. "The best book I have ever read on men and war in our time."--John le Carre." . . . Dispatches puts the rest of us in the shade."--Hunter S. Thompson.

Baker & Taylor
A documentation of the day-to-day realities of the war in Vietnam experienced by men on patrol, under siege at Khe Sanh, strapped into helicopters, and faced with continuing nightmares after their return to the United States

Authors: Herr, Michael, 1940-
Statement of Responsibility: Michael Herr
Title: Dispatches
Publisher: New York : Vintage Books, 1991
Edition: 1st Vintage International ed
Characteristics: 260 p. ; 22 cm.
Notes: Reprint. Originally published: New York : Knopf, 1977
Contents: Breathing in
Hell sucks
Khe Sanh
Illumination rounds
Breathing out
Subject Headings: Vietnam War, 1961-1975 Personal narratives, American Herr, Michael
Topical Term: Vietnam War, 1961-1975
LCCN: 90050771
ISBN: 0679735259
Branch Call Number: 959.7043 H
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Jan 21, 2013
  • pw5490 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

One of the best and most essential war books ever written. If you want the REAL Vietnam War w/o the BS, this is the perfect book to start.

Dec 10, 2011
  • RockTheBooks rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Phenomenal coverage of the Vietnam War as witnessed by journalist Michael Herr. As he says: “.... I went to cover the war and the war covered me; an old story, unless of course you’ve never heard it.”

Absolutely brilliant writing. This isn't the boring History book your 10th grade teacher made you read.

To stress the impact of this book on written war coverage - a final quote by Hunter S. Thompson:

'We have all spent ten years trying to explain what happened to our heads and our lives in the decade we finally survived – but Michael Herr’s Dispatches puts all the rest of us in the shade.’


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