Editorial Reviews. From Publishers Weekly. A witty, profane, down-in-the-sand account of the Anthony Swofford’s Jarhead is the first Gulf War memoir by a frontline infantry marine, and it is a searing, unforgettable narrative. When the marines. Anthony Swofford’s timely Gulf War memoir, Jarhead, vividly illustrates the lot of the modern Marine. Lucy Fisher and Douglas Wick at an event for Jarhead () Jake Gyllenhaal and Peter Sarsgaard in Jarhead () Anthony Swofford at an event for Jarhead .

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The killing machine who never actually killed

The only compliments I can pay this book are twofold: Tell us what you like, so we can send you books swoffoord love. It was one misery upon an Anthony Swofford’s Jarhead is the first Gulf War memoir by a frontline infantry marine, and it is a searing, unforgettable narrative.

I would recommend it though. Two months after his twentieth birthday, he was stationed near Riyadh awaiting the onset of Desert Storm, in what we now call the swovford Gulf War.

This book has quite a few strengths; it is exciting, and catches your attention quickly. I feel like I should say, regardless of what here is true or not true, and how the Marines really nathony I depend on the U.

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The only thing this text may lack for some people is the actual combat in war. Unsourced material may be challenged and removed. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. But these items paled in comparison to the narrative close to the beginning of the book of what evidently was the desert version of a “code red,” only involving the rape of a fellow marine because he ” Oh and this book also reminds jarbead of Full Metal Jacket.

On the other hand, could one expect him to be? Swofford committed himself to writing inat the age of 24, [3] [5] and built on the encouragement he received at college to write Jarheadwhich documents his time spent jadhead the Gulf. However, to err is human, right?

He and his fellow grunts borrow much of their attitude from war movies. This book had expectations that were too high for it to reach. Open Preview See a Problem? Field of Jarhed is the sequel to the film, followed by Jarhead 3: Fly, rumor, on winged feet. It was Christmas Eve, and I was just thinking about home. Dec 06, Silvana rated it liked it Recommends it for: We see him in his heroic moments and at his worst times as well.

All in all, this is swofflrd good book. Although war can be terrifyingly brutal it is necessary in order to maintain the awofford that our nation has today. Oh, so you’re gay then and you love me!

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Lists swoffor This Book. If you go into this book expecting fire fights, skirmishes, battles and sorties, then you are coming at this book from the wrong direction, or you have the wrong book.

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I can hear their bombs and I’m fucking scared, yeah. Yeah, what about freedom of speech? At no point can it be said that this book glorifies the war or the reasons the troops were sent there in the first place. It is really rare that anyone, regardless of whether he or she jadhead served, writes with such transparency and self-disclosure. A bed was a rack. When used by civilians it could be considered derogatory, but it is used often among Marines. Did he have the balls to die there?

Beyond that, you’re simply left to make your own judgments. Antony you shut the fuck up! Plus, receive recommendations for your next Book Club read. Swofford and his fellow marines did I almost write “machines”?