Dispatches

Herr, Michael

Published by Knopf, 1977
ISBN 10: 0394417887 / ISBN 13: 9780394417882
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When Michael Herr died in mid-2016, there was an outpouring of recollections of "Dispatches," considered by many to be the best account of this difficult conflict from an American point of view, and perhaps one of the greatest anti-war books of all time, although writing an explicit antiwar book was apparently not the author's intent, but just to convey what the war was like. This he did, in unique and unforgettable prose, and for this reason, "Dispatches" has endured as a classic and is increasingly difficult to find in close to pristine condition. This copy is thoroughly Fine/Fine, text block straight and tight, DJ unchipped, unclipped and unmarked. Gilt letters listing title and author on the tan front cover are unsullied -- on many copies the gilt is worn and faded. (There is a slight fade on the second horizontal "H" in the title, but it is otherwise clear and totally readable). Boards unbumped, no defects. The rear of the DJ has a faint horizontal mark about one inch long on the lower edge in the middle but does not touch any letters. Overall an exemplary copy, eminently collectable. First editions copies are rare; copies of this quality are scarce at any price. Bookseller Inventory #

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Written on the front lines in Vietnam, Dispatches became an immediate classic of war reportage when it was published in 1977.

From its terrifying opening pages to its final eloquent words, Dispatches makes 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, unorthodox 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.

Dispatches is among the most blistering and compassionate accounts of war in our literature.

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Review: Michael Herr, who wrote about the Vietnam War for Esquire magazine, gathered his years of notes from his front-line reporting and turned them into what many people consider the best account of the war to date, when published in 1977. He captured the feel of the war and how it differed from any theater of combat ever fought, as well as the flavor of the time and the essence of the people who were there. Since Dispatches was published, other excellent books have appeared on the war--may we suggest The Things They Carried, The Sorrow of War, We Were Soldiers Once ... and Young--but Herr's book was the first to hit the target head-on and remains a classic.

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Title: Dispatches
Publisher: Knopf
Publication Date: 1977
Binding: Cloth
Book Condition: Fine
Edition: First Edition

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