Anthony Swofford, Writer: Jarhead. Anthony Swofford was born on August 12, in Fairfield, California, USA. He is a writer and producer, known for Jarhead . [last lines]. Anthony ‘Swoff’ Swofford: A story. A man fires a rifle for many years. and he goes to war. And afterwards he comes home, and he sees that whatever. 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.

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Both as a piece of first-hand history, and as an insider tale of life at war, this is an important book. Love you, Captain Skinboat. I wonder what other Marines thought about this book. This page was last edited on 11 Decemberat Anthony Swofford seems to have a major sex fixation issue which goes beyond the mention of the frequent prostitutes and veneral diseases.

At least not for the first pages because up until this point the war is still theoretical and the marines are merely the patient, bored guests of the Kingdom of Saud.

Dec 06, Silvana rated it liked it Recommends it for: The barracks and field life portrayed in this movie is perhaps the most accurate portrait Hollywood has produced.

The New York Times Movies. I guess all the jarheads must’ve had psychological disturbance, at least minor. The New York Times. This book has quite a few strengths; it is exciting, and catches your attention quickly.

Anthony Swofford – IMDb

One thing that tickled me when reading this book is that the author, as a member of an “elite” platoon, NEVER fired his weapon to kill an enemy, just because he’s not given the chance to do that. Two months after his twentieth birthday, he was stationed near Riyadh awaiting the onset of Desert Storm, in what we now call the first Gulf War.

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At the last second before Swofford takes the shot, Major Lincoln interrupts them to call in an air strike. Like most of war memoirs, this book provides a number of stories on heroic acts. Edit Did You Know? Apr 08, Ziad Mougharbel rated it really liked it. They have this “Hall of Shame” board where they put the photos of unfaithful wives and girlfriends. I gathered that from the first hundred times you mention that fact.

Jarhead by Anthony Swofford. This man goes to war all geared up and ready to go. Keep track of everything you watch; tell your friends. One reviewer heavily criticises Swofford’s mention of books and reading, seeing it as vacuous name-dropping; it is true that only three books in all are named: The one dreaming to serve his country.

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First and foremost, remember all those Vietnam War movies that came out in the 70s and jarhea Full Metal Jacket, Platoon, Apocalypse Now that were extremely anti-war, being as violent and coarse as possible, this book is like one of those movies, but it’s about the Gulf War.

Given the opportunity, I would have the protagonist read Xenophon’s Anabasis, another memoir of a war in Mesopotamia. I can hear their fucking bombs already.

Gone, or at least greatly altered, are pictures of the upright and driven soldier, fighting selflessly for the greater good.

And all the jarheads killing and dying, they will swoffford be me. Perhaps it’s because it never feels like Swofford is trying to make himself out to be a hero. The soldiers in this story lack any sort of self-control, faith, or loyalty to anything except their own bodies coming back to the U.


Oct 25, Will Byrnes rated it really liked it Shelves: Oh and this book also reminds me of Full Metal Jacket. Okay, Swofford, play reveille.

Jan 05, Jack Bell rated it really liked it. What does he think about Camus’ killing of an Arab, as he anticipates killing many Arabs?

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

The film is followed by two direct-to-video sequels released in and Rereading of letters from unfaithful wives and girlfriends. Was this review helpful to you?

Jarheax with his colorful portrait of life in the Marine Corps, Swofford recounts his own participation in and understanding of the first Gulf War, an interesting inside portrait of a quick victory to reclaim valuable oil fields. Archived from the original on 24 Swofforv Knowing that Troy will not be allowed to reenlist, the Marines attack him with a red-hot USMC branding iron, marking him as one of their own.

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