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One of a growing number of gulf war memoirs, anthony swofford’s jarhead earned considerable critical attention when it was first published reviews of the book have been generally positive, with most reviewers praising swofford’s ability to construct a gripping and powerful narrative without bogging down in too much detail. The novel jarhead, by anthony swafford is a first hand account of the gulf war in early 1990 i really enjoyed reading this book it was very honest account of his experience, and while he wasn't actually in any combat situations, it was fascinating to see what life was like overseas.
Anthony swofford booklist anthony swofford message board detailed plot synopsis reviews of jarhead anthony swofford trained as a rifle sniper with the marines and went to saudi arabia in 1990 for the gulf war.
“jarhead” by anthony swofford in this self-lacerating memoir, an ex-marine sniper who fought in the gulf yearns to escape from the myths of warfare and the sadism of military life laura miller. Anthony swofford is an american writer and us marine, best known for his 2003 book jarhead, based heavily on his accounts of various situations encountered in the persian gulf war this memoir was the basis of the 2005 film of the same name, directed by sam mendes the title refers to a nickname for the marines, which itself is derived from the traditional high and tight haircuts favored by the marines, giving them a jar-like appearance. Based on former marine anthony swofford's best-selling 2003 book about his pre-desert storm experiences in saudi arabia and about his experiences fighting in kuwait directed by sam mendes. Jarhead by anthony swofford a marine’s chronicle of the gulf war and other battles by anthony swofford published: 2003 isbn-13: 978-1-4165-1340-7 isbn-10: 1-4165-1340-x publisher: pocket books, a division of simon & schuster, inc.
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That was the tagline of anthony swofford's best-selling gulf war memoir, jarhead, but it also neatly summed up my opinion of the book i bought the audio version after two combat tours as a marine in afghanistan and iraq and settled in to listen on a cross-country drive from california to virginia.