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Jarhead: A Marine's Chronicle of the Gulf War and Other Battles

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Now a Major Motion Picture from Universal Pictures

New York Times bestselling author Anthony Swofford weaves his experiences in war with vivid accounts of boot camp, reflections on the mythos of 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 first 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. And 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.

Synopsis:

A Marine who served during Desert Storm shares his experience in this raw "New York Times" bestselling memoir, now a major motion picture from Universal Pictures, directed by Sam Mendes ("American Beauty") and starring Jake Gyllenhaal as Swofford. Unabridged. 8 CDs.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780743550918
Subtitle:
A Marine's Chronicle of the Gulf War and Other Battles
Read:
Swofford, Anthony
Read:
Swofford, Anthony
Author:
Swofford, Anthony
Publisher:
Simon & Schuster Audio
Subject:
United states
Subject:
Military
Subject:
Military - Persian Gulf War
Subject:
Persian gulf war, 1991
Subject:
Personal Memoirs
Subject:
General Biography
Subject:
Military - Persian Gulf War (1991)
Copyright:
Edition Number:
revised
Publication Date:
October 2005
Binding:
CD-audio
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
272
Dimensions:
5.98x6.54x1.25 in. .55 lbs.
Media Run Time:
480

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Jarhead: A Marine's Chronicle of the Gulf War and Other Battles
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Product details 272 pages Simon & Schuster Audio - English 9780743550918 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , A Marine who served during Desert Storm shares his experience in this raw "New York Times" bestselling memoir, now a major motion picture from Universal Pictures, directed by Sam Mendes ("American Beauty") and starring Jake Gyllenhaal as Swofford. Unabridged. 8 CDs.
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