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

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Published by Scribner .
Written in English

Subjects:

  • Biography & Autobiography,
  • Military life & institutions,
  • United States.,
  • Persian Gulf War, 1991,
  • Marines, 7th,
  • Biography/Autobiography,
  • Surveillance and Target Acquisition Platoon,
  • Biography / Autobiography,
  • Military - United States,
  • Military - Persian Gulf War,
  • Marines, 7th.,
  • Military,
  • Military - Persian Gulf War (1991),
  • Biography & Autobiography / General,
  • Personal narratives, American,
  • Swofford, Anthony,
  • United States,
  • Battalion, 2nd.,
  • Marine Corps,
  • Marine Corps.

Book details:

The Physical Object
FormatHardcover
Number of Pages272
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL7927802M
ISBN 100743235355
ISBN 109780743235358

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Jarhead puts you through the experiences of an enlisted Marine Corps sniper who never got to fire his rifle in Desert Storm. It's the story of men with a lot of pent up rage who never have a release for it, naturally it finds a way to manifest itself in other ways. Jarhead is a /5(). Anthony Swofford's Jarhead is the first Gulf War memoir by a frontline infantry marine, and it is a searing, unforgettable narrative. When the marines -- or "jarheads," as they call themselves -- were sent in to Saudi Arabia to fight the Iraqis, Swofford was there, with a hundred-pound pack on his shoulders and a sniper's rifle in his hands/5(). Jarhead Summary SuperSummary, a modern alternative to SparkNotes and CliffsNotes, offers high-quality study guides that feature detailed chapter summaries and analysis of major themes, characters, quotes, and essay topics. This one-page guide includes a plot summary and brief analysis of Jarhead by Anthony Swofford.   One of a growing number of Gulf War memoirs, Anthony Swofford’s Jarhead earned considerable critical attention when it was first published. Reviews of the book .

Jarhead Inciting Event: What is this story about? If it’s about a guy in the Marines, then the Inciting Event has to be Swofford joining the Marines, which more or less happens in the first scene. But if we look a little deeper, we see this is a story about a guy in the Marines trying to stay sane during Desert Shield. “Welcome to the Suck.” That was the tagline of Anthony Swofford’s best-selling Gulf War memoir, Jarhead, but it also neatly summed up my opinion of the book. I bought the audio version after two. For shooters who want to INCREASE THEIR SCORES INSTANTLY, read the first four chapters of my book, "Sight Alignment, Trigger Control and the Big Lie". You will learn the proper techniques in breathing, natural point of aim, sight alignment, sight picture, focus, trigger control and a lot more. If you know a new shooter, do them a favor and send. Work Description Swofford weaves his experience of the Gulf War in the early s with vivid accounts of boot camp, reflections on the mythos of the marines, and 3/5(1).

  Anthony Swoffords's memoir, Jarhead, is a no holds barred, unblemished, and unvarnished picture of what the Marine Corps is really like. If you're looking for a made for TV or Hollywood version of the Marines or the Persian Gulf War, don't read this book/5(5).   Anthony Swofford's Jarhead is the first Gulf War memoir by a frontline infantry marine, and it is a searing, unforgettable narrative. When the marines -- or "jarheads," as they call themselves -- were sent in to Saudi Arabia to fight the Iraqis, Swofford was there, with a hundred-pound pack on his shoulders and a sniper's rifle in his hands.4/5(29).   Throughout Jarhead, Swofford is a tormented consciousness, yet the tone of the memoir shows that his brief, searing war experience has provoked a yearning for reconciliation and the first hope for a new, inner : Scribner.   Jarhead A Marine's Chronicle of the Gulf War and Other Battles (Book): Swofford, Anthony: Anthony Swofford's Jarhead is the first Gulf War memoir by a frontline infantry Marine, and it is a searing, unforgettable narrative. When the Marines -- or "jarheads," as they call themselves -- were sent in to Saudi Arabia to fight the Iraqis, Swofford was there, with a hundred-pound pack on his.