Jarhead by Anthony Swofford audiobook

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

By Anthony Swofford
Read by Anthony Swofford

Simon & Schuster Audio
8.07 Hours 1
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Now a Major Motion Picture from Universal Pictures New York Times bestselling author Anthony Swofford weaves his experiences in war with vivid accounts of boot camp, reflections on the mythos of the marines, and remembrances of battles with lovers and family. When the U.S. Marines -- or "jarheads" -- were sent to Saudi Arabia in 1990 for the first Gulf War, Anthony Swofford was there. He lived in sand for six months, he was punished by boredom and fear, he considered suicide, pulled a gun on a fellow marine, and was targeted by both enemy and friendly fire. And as engagement with the Iraqis drew near, he was forced to consider what it means to be an American, a soldier, a son of a soldier, and a man.

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Summary

Summary

A New York Times bestseller

A USA Today bestseller

A 2003 Los Angeles Times Book Prize Nominee for Current Interest

Now a Major Motion Picture from Universal Pictures

New York Times bestselling author Anthony Swofford weaves his experiences in war with vivid accounts of boot camp, reflections on the mythos of the marines, and remembrances of battles with lovers and family.

When the U.S. Marines -- or "jarheads" -- were sent to Saudi Arabia in 1990 for the first Gulf War, Anthony Swofford was there. He lived in sand for six months, he was punished by boredom and fear, he considered suicide, pulled a gun on a fellow marine, and was targeted by both enemy and friendly fire. And as engagement with the Iraqis drew near, he was forced to consider what it means to be an American, a soldier, a son of a soldier, and a man.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“A searing contribution to the literature of combat.”  New York Times
“A brutally honest memoir…gut-wrenching frontline reportage.”  Entertainment Weekly
“One of the best books ever written about military life.”  Mark Bowden, author of Black Hawk Down
“A bayonet in the eye…brutal and unforgettable.”  Sacramento Bee

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Author

Author Bio: Anthony Swofford

Author Bio: Anthony Swofford

Anthony Swofford served in a US Marine Corps surveillance and target acquisition/scout-sniper platoon during the Gulf War. After the war, he was educated at American River College; the University of California, Davis; and the University of Iowa Writers’ Workshop. He has taught at both the University of Iowa and Lewis and Clark College. His fiction and nonfiction have appeared in the New York Times, Harper’s, Men’s Journal, the Iowa Review, as well as other publications, and his memoir Jarhead was a major New York Times bestseller and the basis for the film of the same name. A Michener-Copernicus Fellowship recipient, he lives in the Hudson Valley in New York.

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Available Formats : Digital Download
Runtime: 8.07
Audience: Adult
Language: English