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Dispatches
Original title Dispatches
Author Michael Herr
Genre

Journalism

Language English
Characters Michael Herr, Vietnam War, American soldiers, Vietnamese soldiers, civilians
Published 1977
ISBN 9780805078696
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Dispatches is a 1977 book by Michael Herr that describes the author’s experiences as a war correspondent in Vietnam for Esquire magazine. Herr’s dispatches were notable for their unsentimental and graphic portrayal of the war, as well as for their use of language more associated with fiction than non-fiction. The book was adapted into the 1987 film Full Metal Jacket, which was directed by Stanley Kubrick and starred Matthew Modine.

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