Military Gustav Hasford The Short-Timers

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The Short-Timers

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Published by Harper & Row, New York, NY (1978)
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Book Description Harper & Row, New York, NY, 1978. Soft Cover. Book Condition: Like New. No Jacket. 154 mm X 226 mm. Bookseller Inventory # 040545

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Gustav Hasford
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Book Description Harper & Row, Publishers, U.S.A., 1979. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine. 1st Edition. Publisher: Harper & Row, 1979. First Edition, First Printing. Hardcover is in very good+ condition (there is an indention at the bottom of the front cover and a black remainder mark on the bottom of the text block). Dust jacket is in near-fine condition (the top corner is bent on the inside flap of the back cover, yellowed around the edges and minor edge wear). Brodart protected. 154 pages. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Gustav Hasford (November 28, 1947 - January 29, 1993) was an American journalist, novelist, and poet. His semi-autobiographical novel The Short-Timers (1979) was the basis of the film Full Metal Jacket (1987). He was also a United States Marine Corps veteran, who served during the Vietnam War. FROM THE PUBLISHER - From its opening pages in Marine boot camp on Parris Island to the excruciating Suspense of its climatic finale during the jungle battle for Khe Sanh, The Short Timers is a brilliant and savage reenactment of the descent into barbarism that formed the bottom line of the American intervention in Viet Nam. Terse and brief as a scream, The Short-Timers traces the career of a sardonic narrator ('Joker') through the organized sadism of basic training into a distasteful assignment as a combat reporter, and finally to the command of a platoon of 'grunts' in the chaos that followed the Tet Offensive. It is a story about some of the most harrowing experiences Americans have ever been made to endure, the story of a gallery of young Americans who are turned into violence freaks while still remaining individuals - comic, pathetic, repellent, proud and caring. Sometimes surreal sometimes all too realistic and, without . Bookseller Inventory # 5180

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Book Description Harper & Row, 1979. Hardcover. Book Condition: Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: fine. First edition. Firts edition (stated). Hardcover. 154 pp. A tight, fine example, bit of foxing to the edges of the text block. in fine, bright, crisp, price clipped dust jacket. Basis for the 1987 Stanley Kubrick film "Full Metal Jacket". One of the most notable (and the scarcest) Vietnam-themed novels, a book that, from its opening pages in Marine boot camp on Parris Island to the climactic finale during the jungle battle for Khe Sanh is a brilliant and savage reenactment of the barbarism that formed the bottom line of American intervention in Southeast Asia. Terse and tense, the novel traces the career of its narrator "Joker" through basic training, an assignment as a combat reporter and finally to the command of a platoon of "grunts" in the chaos that followed the Tet offensive.Author Hasford was himself a Marine Corps veteran. Bookseller Inventory # E16733B

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Hasford, Gustav
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Book Description Harper & Row, 1979. hardcover. 1st Edition. New York. 1979. Harper & Row. 1st Edition. Very Good In Slightly Worn Dustjacket. 154 pages. hardcover. Jacket design by John Sposato. ISBN: 0060117826. inventory # 4440. FROM THE PUBLISHER - From its opening pages in Marine boot camp on Parris Island to the excruciating Suspense of its climatic finale during the jungle battle for Khe Sanh, The Short Timers is a brilliant and savage reenactment of the descent into barbarism that formed the bottom line of the American intervention in Viet Nam. Terse and brief as a scream, The Short-Timers traces the career of a sardonic narrator (‘Joker’) through the organized sadism of basic training into a distasteful assignment as a combat reporter, and finally to the command of a platoon of ‘grunts’ in the chaos that followed the Tet Offensive. It is a story about some of the most harrowing experiences Americans have ever been made to endure, the story of a gallery of young Americans who are turned into violence freaks while still remaining individuals – comic, pathetic, repellent, proud and caring. Sometimes surreal sometimes all too realistic and, without warning, funny, here is a novel that is - like its subject – as incongruous and undeniable as an exploding booby trap. It is a brutal novel because it is about the brutality of men trained to violence; but it is a book filled with the very rare and great compassion available to men who have survived the loss of their humanity in combat. This is a truly remarkable accomplishment for a first novel - which it is - or a tenth. Very Good In Slightly Worn Dustjacket. Bookseller Inventory # 4440

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Book Description Harper & Row, 1979. Hardcover. Book Condition: good. 1st. 0060117826. Bookseller Inventory # 587851

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Book Description Harper & Row, 1979. Hardcover. Book Condition: Good. 1st. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. May not contain Access Codes or Supplements. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!. Bookseller Inventory # 0060117826

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