Every now and then a book is written that so completely sums up a time and a place it takes your breath away. This is the case with Dispatches, described by John Le Carre as `the best book I have ever read on men and war in our time'.
In Dispatches Michael Herr brings the reader right to the heart of the Vietnam War. These are his journals, written with such immediacy and sympathy, such an insightful understanding of the facades and falsities that surround him, that the reader is mesmerized. With Dispatches Michael Herr comes close to achieving the impossible: summing up the colossal waste and complexity of war, while keeping hold of the real people, places and events that comprise it.
`We have all spent ten years trying to explain what happened to our heads and our lives in the decade we finally survived - but Michael Herr's Dispatches puts all the rest of us in the shade' Hunter S. Thompson
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'We have all spent ten years trying to explain what happened to our heads and our lives in the decade we finally survived - but Michael Herr's Dispatches puts all the rest of us in the shade' HUNTER S. THOMPSON
About Michael Herr
Michael Herr was born in 1940, Syracuse, New York. He was a writer and former war correspondent best known as the author of Dispatches (1977), a memoir of his time as a correspondent for Esquire magazine (1967-1969) during the Vietnam War. He died in 2016, aged seventy-six.
Dispatches by Michael Herr
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