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The publication of Jarhead launched a new career for Anthony Swofford, earning him accolades for its gritty and unexpected portraits of the soldiers who fought in the Gulf War. It spawned a Hollywood movie. It made Swofford famous and wealthy. It also nearly killed him. Now with the same unremitting intensity he brought to his first memoir, Swofford describes his search for identity, meaning, and a reconciliation with his dying father in the years after he returned from serving as a sniper in the Marines. Adjusting to life after war, he watched his older brother succumb to cancer and his first marriage disintegrate, leading him to pursue a lifestyle in Manhattan that brought him to the brink of collapse. Consumed by drugs, drinking, expensive cars, and women, Swofford lost almost everything and everyone that mattered to him. When a son is in trouble he hopes to turn to his greatest source of wisdom and support: his father. But Swofford and his father didn't exactly have that kind of relationship. The key, he realized, was to confront the man-a philandering, once hard-drinking, now terminally ill Vietnam vet he had struggled hard to understand and even harder to love. The two stubborn, strong-willed war vets embarked on a series of RV trips that quickly became a kind of reckoning in which Swofford took his father to task for a lifetime of infidelities and abuse. For many years Swofford had considered combat the decisive test of a man's greatness. With the understanding that came from these trips and the fateful encounter that took him to a like-minded woman named Christa, Swofford began to understand that becoming a father himself might be the ultimate measure of his life. Elegantly weaving his family's past with his own present-nights of excess and sexual conquest, visits with injured war veterans, and a near-fatal car crash-Swofford casts a courageous, insistent eye on both his father and himself in order to make sense of what his military service meant, and to decide, after nearly ending it, what his life can and should become as a man, a veteran, and a father.

Hardcover:

9781455506736 | Twelve, June 5, 2012, cover price $26.99 | About this edition: The publication of Jarhead launched a new career for Anthony Swofford, earning him accolades for its gritty and unexpected portraits of the soldiers who fought in the Gulf War.
9781455513512 | Large print edition (Twelve, June 5, 2012), cover price $28.99 | About this edition: The publication of Jarhead launched a new career for Anthony Swofford, earning him accolades for its gritty and unexpected portraits of the soldiers who fought in the Gulf War.

Paperback:

9781455506743 | Twelve, June 4, 2013, cover price $15.99

CD/Spoken Word:

9781611134544 | Unabridged edition (Twelve, June 5, 2012), cover price $29.98 | About this edition: The publication of Jarhead launched a new career for Anthony Swofford, earning him accolades for its gritty and unexpected portraits of the soldiers who fought in the Gulf War.
9781619690899 | Hachette Audio, June 5, 2012, cover price $64.99 | About this edition: Following the success of Jarhead, Anthony Swofford assumed he had exorcised his military demons -- but as every veteran knows, that isn't exactly how it works.

Harboring a secret love for a general's precocious daughter while coming of age at an Air Force base in 1989 Japan, young Severin Boxx is swept up in the motherless girl's subversive infatuation with the Japanese underground.

Hardcover:

9780743270380 | Scribner, January 9, 2007, cover price $25.00 | About this edition: Harboring a secret love for a general's precocious daughter while coming of age at an Air Force base in 1989 Japan, young Severin Boxx is swept up in the motherless girl's subversive infatuation with the Japanese underground.

Miscellaneous:

9780743563512 | Unabridged edition (Simon & Schuster Audioworks, January 16, 2007), cover price $23.95

CD/Spoken Word:

9780743564632 | Unabridged edition (Simon & Schuster Audioworks, January 9, 2007), cover price $39.95 | About this edition: Harboring a secret love for a general's precocious daughter while coming of age at an Air Force base in 1989 Japan, young Severin Boxx is swept up in the motherless girl's subversive infatuation with the Japanese underground.

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Harboring a secret love for a general's precocious daughter while coming of age at an Air Force base in 1989 Japan, young Severin Boxx is swept up in the motherless girl's subversive infatuation with the Japanese underground. A first novel by the author of Jarhead. Reprint. 50,000 first printing.

Paperback:

9780743270397 | Reprint edition (Scribner, February 19, 2008), cover price $19.99 | About this edition: Harboring a secret love for a general's precocious daughter while coming of age at an Air Force base in 1989 Japan, young Severin Boxx is swept up in the motherless girl's subversive infatuation with the Japanese underground.

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Product Description: When the marines -- or "jarheads," as they call themselves -- were sent in 1990 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. It was one misery upon another...read more

Hardcover:

9780743235358 | Scribner, March 1, 2003, cover price $24.00 | About this edition: A memoir of the Gulf War by a front-line infantry marine recounts his struggles with the conflict on the front lines, his battles with fear and suicide, his brushes with death, and his identity as a soldier and an American.
9789990080742 | Simon & Schuster, March 1, 2003, cover price $0.02

Paperback:

9780743287210 | Scribner, October 18, 2005, cover price $15.00 | About this edition: A memoir of the Gulf War by a front-line infantry marine recounts his struggles with the conflict on the front lines, his battles with fear and suicide, his brushes with death, and his identity as a soldier and an American.
9781416513407 | Reprint edition (Pocket Books, September 27, 2005), cover price $7.99 | About this edition: A memoir of the Gulf War by a front-line infantry marine recounts his struggles with the conflict on the front lines, his battles with fear and suicide, his brushes with death, and his identity as a soldier and an American.
9780743244916 | Reprint edition (Scribner, December 1, 2003), cover price $16.00 | About this edition: A memoir of the Gulf War by a front-line infantry marine recounts his struggles with the conflict on the front lines, his battles with fear and suicide, his brushes with death, and his identity as a soldier and an American.

Miscellaneous:

9780743254281 | Scribner, November 11, 2005, cover price $11.99

CD/Spoken Word:

9780743550918 | Unabridged edition (Simon & Schuster, October 18, 2005), cover price $29.95 | About this edition: A memoir of the Gulf War by a front-line infantry marine recounts his struggles with the conflict on the front lines, his battles with fear and suicide, his brushes with death, and his identity as a soldier and an American.
9780743535397 | Unabridged edition (Simon & Schuster Audioworks, May 1, 2003), cover price $39.95 | About this edition: A memoir of the Gulf War by a front-line infantry marine recounts his struggles with the conflict on the front lines, his battles with fear and suicide, his brushes with death, and his identity as a soldier and an American.

Cassette/Spoken Word:

9780743535380 | Unabridged edition (Simon & Schuster Audioworks, May 1, 2003), cover price $35.00 | About this edition: A memoir of the Gulf War by a front-line infantry marine recounts his struggles with the conflict on the front lines, his battles with fear and suicide, his brushes with death, and his identity as a soldier and an American.

Prebinding:

9781435293878 | Reprint edition (Paw Prints, May 29, 2008), cover price $24.00 | About this edition: When the marines -- or "jarheads," as they call themselves -- were sent in 1990 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.

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