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Lois Leveen: IMG Forsooth Me Not: Shakespeare, Juliet, Her Nurse, and a Novel

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"This is one of the best reports on Vietnam published to date by a correspondent with a keen eye and a sharp pen. For those of us who served there, whether in a military or a civilian capacity, it will invoke a frightening, if not macabre, nostalgia for the sights, smells, sounds, and slaughter of Saigon. The book should be required reading for any politician who possesses the power to send us to war which is indeed Hell." Reviewed by Daniel Weiss, Virginia Quarterly Review (Copyright 2006 Virginia Quarterly Review)

About the Author

Michael Herr is also the author of Kubrick, The Big Room, and Walter Winchell, and coauthor of the screenplays for Apocalypse Now and Full Metal Jacket. He lives in upstate New York.

Robert Stone, a National Book Award-winner, lives in New York City.

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emlewis, February 26, 2009 (view all comments by emlewis)
This is one of the best books I've ever read, and gives great insight into the Vietnam War, and how it changed America's perception of itself. Written in an almost stream-of-consciousness style, careening from one supersaturated image to another, one story to the next, it is almost impossible to put down.

For a companion piece, buy "Requiem," featuring the work of photojournalists killed or MIA during the Vietnam War (edited by Tim Page). Seeing the pictures taken by people referenced in Herr's book is rather overwhelming.
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Effie, August 5, 2008 (view all comments by Effie)
A book that really captures the spirit of what fighting was like in the Viet Nam war, and why so many vets are still so troubled.
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Paul McFarland, July 12, 2007 (view all comments by Paul McFarland)
An explicit account of the war in Vietnam that comes as close as anything I have read about that misbegotten conflict to capturing the mood of the fighting. The author of this nonfiction work co authored the screenplays of Apocalypse Now and Full Metal Jacket. This book shows clearly the roots of those films. A very powerful read.
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Herr, Michael
Vintage Books
Herr, Michael
New York :
Military - Vietnam War
Vietnamese conflict, 1961-1975
Southeast Asia
Personal narratives
Personal narratives, american
Vietnamese Conflict, 1961-1975 -- Personal narratives, American.
Vietnamese Conflict, 19
Asia - Southeast Asia
Herr, Michael
Vietnam War, 1961-1975
World History-Southeast Asia
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