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The Short-Timers (basis for film "Full Metal Jacket")

Gustav Hasford

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ISBN 10: 0060117826 / ISBN 13: 9780060117825
Published by Harper & Row, 1979
Condition: Fine Hardcover
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Firts edition (stated). Hardcover. 154 pp. A tight, fine example, bit of foxing to the edges of the text block. in fine, bright, crisp, price clipped dust jacket. Basis for the 1987 Stanley Kubrick film "Full Metal Jacket". One of the most notable (and the scarcest) Vietnam-themed novels, a book that, from its opening pages in Marine boot camp on Parris Island to the climactic finale during the jungle battle for Khe Sanh is a brilliant and savage reenactment of the barbarism that formed the bottom line of American intervention in Southeast Asia. Terse and tense, the novel traces the career of its narrator "Joker" through basic training, an assignment as a combat reporter and finally to the command of a platoon of "grunts" in the chaos that followed the Tet offensive.Author Hasford was himself a Marine Corps veteran. Bookseller Inventory # E16733B

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Title: The Short-Timers (basis for film "Full Metal...

Publisher: Harper & Row

Publication Date: 1979

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: fine

Edition: First edition.

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Follows the career of the sardonic narrator from the organized sadism of Marine basic training to an assignment as a combat reporter in Vietnam to his experiences as a platoon commander after the Tet offensive, portraying the descent into barbarism that marked America's intervention in Vietnam

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