Illumination Rounds: from Dispatches

Illumination Rounds: from Dispatches

by Michael Herr

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Overview

Fresh in his boots and three days in-country, Michael Herr is in a Chinook when a young soldier across from him is gunned. “It took me a month to lose that feeling of being a spectator to something that was part game, part show.”
 
Written in unforgettable and unflinching detail, Herr captures the chaos and fervor of the war and the surreal insanity of life in that singular combat zone. Selected from Dispatches, one of "the best book to have been written about the Vietnam War" (The New York Times Book Review) and an instant classic straight from the front lines.

A Vintage Shorts Vietnam Selection. An ebook short.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780525562375
Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Publication date: 08/08/2017
Series: A Vintage Short
Sold by: Random House
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 20
Sales rank: 545,987
File size: 2 MB

About the Author

Michael Herr was a novelist and war correspondent. Born in Lexington, Kentucky in 1940, he began reporting from Vietnam for Esquire in the 1960s, during the height of the war. He later chronicled those experiences in his memoir, Dispatches. He is the author of three other books, The Big Room, Walter Winchell, and Kubrick, and coauthor of the screenplays for Apocalypse Now and Full Metal Jacket. He died in 2016.

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