Jarhead

Download or Read eBook Jarhead PDF written by Anthony Swofford and published by Simon and Schuster. This book was released on 2005-11-11 with total page 273 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle.
Jarhead

Book Synopsis Jarhead by : 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 sniper's rifle in his hands. It was one misery upon another. He lived in sand for six months, his girlfriend back home betrayed him for a scrawny hotel clerk, he was punished by boredom and fear, he considered suicide, he pulled a gun on one of his fellow marines, and he was shot at by both Iraqis and Americans. At the end of the war, Swofford hiked for miles through a landscape of incinerated Iraqi soldiers and later was nearly killed in a booby-trapped Iraqi bunker. Swofford weaves this experience of war with vivid accounts of boot camp (which included physical abuse by his drill instructor), reflections on the mythos of the marines, and remembrances of battles with lovers and family. As engagement with the Iraqis draws closer, he is forced to consider what it is to be an American, a soldier, a son of a soldier, and a man. Unlike the real-time print and television coverage of the Gulf War, which was highly scripted by the Pentagon, Swofford's account subverts the conventional wisdom that U.S. military interventions are now merely surgical insertions of superior forces that result in few American casualties. Jarhead insists we remember the Americans who are in fact wounded or killed, the fields of smoking enemy corpses left behind, and the continuing difficulty that American soldiers have reentering civilian life. A harrowing yet inspiring portrait of a tormented consciousness struggling for inner peace, Jarhead will elbow for room on that short shelf of American war classics that includes Philip Caputo's A Rumor of War and Tim O'Brien's The Things They Carried, and be admired not only for the raw beauty of its prose but also for the depth of its pained heart.

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  • Publisher – Simon and Schuster
  • Total Pages – 273
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  • ISBN-10 – 9780743254281
  • ISBN-13 – 0743254287

Jarhead

Download or Read eBook Jarhead PDF written by Anthony Swofford and published by Simon and Schuster. This book was released on 2008-12-09 with total page 310 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle.
Jarhead

Book Synopsis Jarhead by : Anthony Swofford

A harrowing yet inspiring portrait of a tormented consciousness struggling for reconciliation and peace, JARHEAD is authentic, revelatory and brilliantly crafted. Anthony Swofford's grandfather fought in WWII; his father fought in Vietnam; and he - a directionless, testosterone-battered teenager - became a scout/sniper in the marines and fought in the Gulf War. His account of that time is also part of a lineage - after Wilfred Owen, Norman Mailer, Michael Herr and Tim O'Brien, it brings the raw and searing tradition of soldiers' stories up to date.

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  • Publisher – Simon and Schuster
  • Total Pages – 310
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  • ISBN-10 – 9781847397102
  • ISBN-13 – 1847397107

Jarhead

Download or Read eBook Jarhead PDF written by Anthony Swofford and published by Scribner. This book was released on 2005-11-11 with total page 272 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle.
Jarhead

Book Synopsis Jarhead by : Anthony Swofford

In his New York Times bestselling chronicle of military life, Anthony Swofford weaves his experiences in war with vivid accounts of boot camp, reflections on the marines, and remembrances of battles with lovers and family. When the U.S. Marines—or “jarheads”—were sent to Saudi Arabia in 1990 for the Gulf War, Anthony Swofford was there. He lived in sand for six months; he was punished by boredom and fear; he considered suicide, pulled a gun on a fellow marine, and was targeted by both enemy and friendly fire. As engagement with the Iraqis drew near, he was forced to consider what it means to be an American, a soldier, a son of a soldier, and a man.

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  • Publisher – Scribner
  • Total Pages – 272
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  • ISBN-10 – 0743287215
  • ISBN-13 – 9780743287210

Jarhead

Download or Read eBook Jarhead PDF written by Anthony Swofford and published by . This book was released on 2003 with total page 260 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle.
Jarhead

Book Synopsis Jarhead by : Anthony Swofford

"Swofford weaves this experience of war with vivid accounts of boot camp (which included physical abuse by his drill instructor), reflections on the mythos of the marines, and remembrances of battles with lovers and family. As engagement with the Iraqis draws closer, he is forced to consider what it is to be an American, a soldier, a son of a soldier, and a man." "Unlike the real-time print and television coverage of the Gulf War, which was highly scripted by the Pentagon, Swofford's account subverts the conventional wisdom that U.S. military interventions are now merely surgical insertions of superior forces that result in few American casualties. Jarhead insists we remember the Americans who are in fact wounded or killed, the fields of smoking enemy corpses left behind, and the continuing difficulty that American soldiers have reentering civilian life."--BOOK JACKET.

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  • Total Pages – 260
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  • ISBN-10 – 0743248201
  • ISBN-13 – 9780743248204

Women in Anthony Swofford ́s Jarhead: a Marine ́s Chronicle of the Gulf War and other Battles

Download or Read eBook Women in Anthony Swofford ́s Jarhead: a Marine ́s Chronicle of the Gulf War and other Battles PDF written by Lisa-Andrea Glatz and published by GRIN Verlag. This book was released on 2006-02-02 with total page 13 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle.
Women in Anthony Swofford ́s Jarhead: a Marine ́s Chronicle of the Gulf War and other Battles

Book Synopsis Women in Anthony Swofford ́s Jarhead: a Marine ́s Chronicle of the Gulf War and other Battles by : Lisa-Andrea Glatz

Seminar paper from the year 2004 in the subject English Language and Literature Studies - Literature, grade: 1, University of Regensburg, course: Proseminar, language: English, abstract: These are the two types into which women can be classificated in the eyes of a Marine. This attitude towards women might be disguisting in the eyes of the reader of Anthony Swofford ́s war novel Jarhead: a Marine ́s chronicle of the Gulf War and other battles (2003) but it seems as if it is normal in the United States Marine Corps, (US MC), to which the author belonged during the first Gulf War. Having grown up in Tachikawa, Japan and having served a ordinary High-School education it is interesting to find out, where this attitude came from and if it already existed in the mind of the author.

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  • Publisher – GRIN Verlag
  • Total Pages – 13
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  • ISBN-10 – 9783638464581
  • ISBN-13 – 363846458X