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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Vintage Books
Publication date August 1, 1991
Binding Paperback
Edition Reprint
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9780679735250
ISBN-10 0679735259
Dimensions 0.75 by 5.25 by 8 in.
Weight 0.65 lbs.
Original list price $15.95
Summaries and Reviews
Summary
A documentation of the day-to-day realities of the war in Vietnam experienced by men on patrol, under siege at Khe Sanh, strapped into helicopters, and faced with continuing nightmares after their return to the United States (view table of contents)
Amazon.com description: Product Description: "The best book to have been written about the Vietnam War" (The New York Times Book Review); an instant classic straight from the front lines.

From its terrifying opening pages to its final eloquent words, Dispatches makes us see, in unforgettable and unflinching detail, the chaos and fervor of the war and the surreal insanity of life in that singular combat zone. Michael Herr’s unsparing, unorthodox retellings of the day-to-day events in Vietnam take on the force of poetry, rendering clarity from one of the most incomprehensible and nightmarish events of our time.

Dispatches is among the most blistering and compassionate accounts of war in our literature.

Editions
Hardcover
from Gardners Books (March 27, 2009)
9781841593180 | details & prices | 280 pages | List price $19.40
Paperback
Book cover for 9780330255738 Book cover for 9780679735250
 
The price comparison is for this edition
Reprint edition from Vintage Books (August 1, 1991)
9780679735250 | details & prices | 5.25 × 8.00 × 0.75 in. | 0.65 lbs | List price $15.95
About: A documentation of the day-to-day realities of the war in Vietnam experienced by men on patrol, under siege at Khe Sanh, strapped into helicopters, and faced with continuing nightmares after their return to the United States
With Melissa Grey | Reissue edition from Avon Books (September 1, 1978)
9780380019762 | details & prices | List price $4.50
This edition also contains The Girl at Midnight
New edition from Pan Macmillan (March 10, 1978)
9780330255738 | details & prices | 208 pages | 5.25 × 7.75 × 0.75 in. | 0.30 lbs | List price $15.20
About: A review on men and war, this book brings alive the terror of combat.
CD/Spoken Word
Book cover for 9781433268151 Book cover for 9781433268168
 
With Ray Porter (other contributor) | Unabridged edition from Blackstone Audio Inc (April 1, 2009)
9781433268151 | details & prices | 5.25 × 6.00 × 0.50 in. | 0.40 lbs | List price $19.95
About: One of the greatest examples of war journalism ever written, Michael Herr s collection of dispatches from the front lines of the Vietnam War reveal with shattering impact how that war differed from any combat theatre fought before.
Mp3 una edition from Blackstone Audio Inc (April 1, 2009)
9781433268168 | details & prices | 5.75 × 7.75 × 0.50 in. | 0.25 lbs | List price $29.95
About: One of the greatest examples of war journalism ever written, Michael Herr s collection of dispatches from the front lines of the Vietnam War reveal with shattering impact how that war differed from any combat theatre fought before.
Prebinding
Book cover for 9781417823802
 
Reprint edition from Paw Prints (June 26, 2008)
9781439506851 | details & prices | 5.25 × 8.25 × 0.75 in. | 0.76 lbs | List price $22.95
About: Written on the front lines in Vietnam, Dispatches became an immediate classic of war reportage when it was published in 1977.
from Turtleback Books (April 1, 2008)
9781417823802 | details & prices | 260 pages | 5.25 × 8.00 × 1.00 in. | 0.85 lbs | List price $24.50

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