Anthony Swofford, Writer: Jarhead. Anthony Swofford was born on August 12, in Fairfield, California, USA. He is a writer and producer, known for Jarhead . [last lines]. Anthony ‘Swoff’ Swofford: A story. A man fires a rifle for many years. and he goes to war. And afterwards he comes home, and he sees that whatever. In his New York Times bestselling chronicle of military life, Anthony Swofford weaves his experiences in war with vivid accounts of boot camp, reflections on the.

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Certainly, the author seems to be inspired by the Vietnam movies he frequently cites, in that sdofford tone of the book can be superficially read as anti-war while in the same breath glorifying the nihilistic attitude of the protagonist. Published November 11th by Scribner first published January 1st Edit Details Official Sites: Second, several reviewers and critics have complained about the authenticity of his experiences or how generalizable they are to other Marines’ experiences and about his “whining” tone.

I heard it took six guys to pull that jadhead branding trick on you. It is really rare that anyone, regardless of whether he or she has jarhea, writes with such transparency and self-disclosure. Sep 15, Gerry rated it really liked it Shelves: Photos 12 Quotes Authentic or not, it’s a powerful book and very moving in places. Or maybe this is the natural result of training men to be killers.

Jarhead : A Marine’s Chronicle of the Gulf War and Other Battles by Anthony Swofford

For one thing Swofford was there which means that he has more of a right to an opinion on the action than many who gained the status of officer chairborne and still passed judgement. Eager for combat, the Marines find themselves bored with remedial training, constant drills, and a routine monotony that feeds their boredom, and prompts them to talk about the unfaithful girlfriends and wives waiting for them at home. Sir, only once, sir!


The New York Times. Following an accidental air attack from friendly forces, the Marines advance through the desert, facing no enemies on the ground.

First, the word “jarhead” must appear a million times in the book. Refresh and try again. Apr 04, Hank rated it did not like it.

This page was last swlfford on 11 Decemberat Was that war about oil and money? English Spanish Arabic Latin. After the prone position, it is the platform most likely to enable a Marine to effectively kill his target.

I gathered that from the first hundred times you mention that fact. This is not the suck. No “Rambo” superhero-idiotic-nonsense; no overdone, melancholy, attempt at cinematic artistry at the cost of authenticity – such as is found jaruead “Platoon”, “FMJ”, “Apocalipse Now” and “Deerhunter” – to name a few overrated war movies.

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

This book irritated the heck out of me; I found it completely overrated. But this morning we have a very special treat.

Instead, Swofford recounts his own experience in the Marine Corps, first as a line grunt in training and then as a member of the elite Surveillance and Target Acquisition Platoon swoffors is, a member of the sniper squad. At least not for the jarbead pages because up until this point the war is still theoretical and the marines are merely the patient, bored guests of the Kingdom of Saud.


The killing machine who never actually killed

Search for ” Jarhead ” on Amazon. And not one of them hates the military or their experience with it. Being a jarhead is frustrating.

I served with many good men and women and a few questionable ones. Either the marines I know are aberrations, or Swofford is the aberration. This music, he says, is a relic of another era and another war and has no place in ‘his’ war. Kruger, you jwrhead motherfucker.

He was uncomfortable with the notion that he was a swoffford, and deliberately missed the homecoming parade near his base. This memoir was the basis of the film of the same namedirected by Sam Mendes. Swofford was a Marine sniper in the first Gulf War.

I’ve read a lot of WW1 memoirs, and it struck me this would be a good book swoffodd take out there – that we all owe it to modern soldiers to learn jarhaed o I first heard of this book when I listened to Anthony Swofford guesting on Libby Purves’ BBC Radio 4 programme Midweek.

Swofford was born on August 12,in Fairfield, Californiainto a military family. The frustration in war even before any combat is started makes the Marines prone to sudden outburst of emotion. What are you doing?