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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Plume
Publication date December 1, 1994
Binding Paperback
Edition Reprint
Book category Adult Fiction
ISBN-13 9780452272798
ISBN-10 0452272793
Dimensions 0.75 by 5.50 by 8.25 in.
Weight 0.55 lbs.
Original list price $16.00
Summaries and Reviews
Summary
The novelists interpretes and dramatizes the October 1967 anti-war demonstration in Washington and the issues and politics involved
Amazon.com description: Product Description: Winner of the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Award

Fifty years after the March on the Pentagon, Norman Mailer’s seminal tour de force remains as urgent and incisive as ever. Winner of America’s two highest literary awards, The Armies of the Night uniquely and unforgettably captures the Sixties’ tidal wave of love and rage at its crest and a towering genius at his peak.
 

The time is October 21, 1967. The place is Washington, D.C. Depending on the paper you read, 20,000 to 200,000 protestors are marching to end the war in Vietnam, while helicopters hover overhead and federal marshals and soldiers with fixed bayonets await them on the Pentagon steps. Among the marchers is a writer named Norman Mailer. From his own singular participation in the day’s events and his even more extraordinary perceptions comes a classic work that shatters the mold of traditional reportage. Intellectuals and hippies, clergymen and cops, poets and army MPs crowd the pages of a book in which facts are fused with techniques of fiction to create the nerve-end reality of experiential truth.
 
“[Mailer’s] genuine wit and bellicose charm, and his fervent and intense sense of legitimately caring, render The Armies of the Night an artful document, worthy to be judged as literature.”—Time

“Only a born novelist could have written a piece of history so intelligent, mischievous, penetrating and alive.”—Alfred Kazin, The New York Times Book Review


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Paperback
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Reprint edition from Plume (December 1, 1994); titled "The Armies of the Night: History As a Novel/the Novel As History"
9780452272798 | details & prices | 5.50 × 8.25 × 0.75 in. | 0.55 lbs | List price $16.00
About: The novelists interpretes and dramatizes the October 1967 anti-war demonstration in Washington and the issues and politics involved
Reissue edition from New Amer Library (June 1, 1971)
9780451140708 | details & prices | 4.25 × 7.00 × 1.00 in. | 0.35 lbs | List price $6.99
About: The October, 1967 anti-war demonstration in Washington and the issues and politics involved are interpreted and dramatized by the novelist
CD/Spoken Word
Book cover for 9781522636830 Book cover for 9781522636847
 
With Norman Mailer | Unabridged edition from Brilliance Audio (September 6, 2016); titled "The Armies of the Night: History As a Novel, the Novel As History"
9781522636830 | details & prices | 5.00 × 5.50 × 0.75 in. | List price $29.99
About: The Armies of the Night chronicles the famed October 1967 March on the Pentagon, in which all of the old and new Left―hippies, yuppies, Weathermen, Quakers, Christians, feminists, and intellectuals―came together to protest the Vietnam War.
With Norman Mailer | Mp3 una edition from Brilliance Audio (September 6, 2016); titled "The Armies of the Night: History As a Novel, the Novel As History"
9781522636847 | details & prices | List price $19.99
About: The Armies of the Night chronicles the famed October 1967 March on the Pentagon, in which all of the old and new Left―hippies, yuppies, Weathermen, Quakers, Christians, feminists, and intellectuals―came together to protest the Vietnam War.

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