Jarhead a marine"s chronicle of the Gulf War by Anthony Swofford

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Published by Scribner in London .

Written in English

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Subjects:

  • Swofford, Anthony.,
  • United States. -- Marine Corps.,
  • Persian Gulf War, 1991 -- Personal narratives, American.

Edition Notes

Book details

StatementAnthony Swofford.
GenrePersonal narratives, American.
The Physical Object
Pagination260 p. ;
Number of Pages260
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL15560500M
ISBN 100743239180

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Jarhead is a Gulf War memoir by author Anthony Swofford. After leaving military service, the author went on to college and earned a master's degree in Fine Arts at the University of Iowa.

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After reading more about Anthony Swofford and hearing his take on the movie, the war itself, and his book I’ve come to the realization that the movie was mostly Hollywood’s way of telling the story, and the book will surely shed more light on Swofford’s own personal experiences there.

“Swofford was a lance corporal in a United States Marine Corps. Based on former Marine Anthony Swofford's best-selling book about his pre-Desert Storm experiences in Saudi Arabia and about his experiences fighting in Kuwait.

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Jarhead is a near perfect mix of Full Metal Jacket and The Hurt Locker. Jake Gyllenhaal's completely absorbing performance is a talent that I envy. Jarhead is 61%.

Directed by Sam Mendes. With Jake Gyllenhaal, Jamie Foxx, Lucas Black, Scott MacDonald. A psychological study of operations desert shield and desert storm during the gulf war; through the eyes of a U.S marine sniper who struggles to cope with the possibility his girlfriend may be cheating on him back home.7/10(K).

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But the. Movie Review. Jarhead is based on Anthony Swofford’s book of the same name, a first-person account of his time in the Marines, including a stint in the first Persian Gulf War. Third-generation enlistee Swofford joins the Corps to escape his dysfunctional family.

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As film critics have noted, it helped that Swofford’s book was published shortly before the assault on Baghdad, but that might not help the movie because of the differences between the Iraq war. Jarhead: A Marine's Chronicle of the Gulf War and Other Battles by Anthony Swofford; 11 editions; First published in ; Subjects: United States.

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Adapted from Anthony Swofford's memoir, Jarhead is a frankly intelligent and beautifully bleak war movie with very little conventional "war" in it.

It focuses on the ways that authorities rationalize war "scenarios" and train troops to carry out orders that are, on their face, irrational and costly.4/5. Funny football scene in "Jarhead - welcome to the suck" This feature is not available right now.

Please try again later. Later, the book recounts how Swofford and the other Marines decided to go for a drink at a "bar in the basement of an antique shop." There's no such bar in Greenville, but locals agree that was most likely a bar called Legends, in the basement of the Winter Inn.

They are skeptical about what "Jarhead" says happened there.

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