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Compelling war reportage,
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This review is from: Dispatches (Picador) (Paperback)
This stunning piece of war reportage deserves to rest along side the true fictions of Tim O'Brien and Bao Ninh. Based around Herr's time in Vietnam as war correspondent for Esquire magazine it is a beautifully lyrical examination of the nature of modern warfare. Looking at the glamour as well as the horror of war it doesn't toe the trite "War is hell" line of Hollywood but searches for a more complete understanding. Unafraid of being self-critical this is a powerful and compelling book.