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

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

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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.

Product Details

  • Author: Anthony Swofford
  • Publication Date: 2005-11-11
  • Publisher: Scribner
  • Product Group: Book
  • Manufacturer: Scribner
  • Binding: Paperback, 260 pages
  • Brand: Book Depot
  • Features:
    • Brand New! All of our products, unless otherwise indicated, are in the original packaging as received by the manufacturer.
    • Height: 8.300 inches. Width: 5.400 inches. Weight: 0.55 pounds. Gridsize: NULL. Timespan: NULL.
    • Manufactured by: Scribner Book Company.
    • Jarhead Book
    • Jarhead Book: Jarhead Book: 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. 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. Paperback. EAN: 9780743287210
  • Item Dimensions:
    • Dimensions: 550L x 70W x 844H
    • Weight: 55
  • Package Dimensions:
    • Dimensions: 850L x 530W x 120H
    • Weight: 30
  • List Price: $15.00
  • ISBN: 0743287215
  • ASIN: 0743287215

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