First Edition Points and Criteria for Jarhead

Year Published: 2003
Author Last Name: Swofford
Author First Name: Anthony
Publisher: Scribners
Original Price: $24.00
Pages: 260

Copyright page has full number line "1 3 5 7 9 10 8 6 4 2". Boards are gray with silver lettering on black cloth spine. Back of dust jacket has five reviews - by Scott Anderson, Joy Williams, Chris Offut, William Boyd, and Jonathan Shay. Back flap has photo of the author. Published in March of 2003, and basis of the 2005 film by the same name.

From the dust jacket - "Unlike the real-time print and television coverage of the Gulf War, which was highly scripted by the Pentagon, Swofford's account subverts the conventional wisdom that U.S. military interventions are now merely surgical insertions of superior forces that result in few American casualties. Jarhead insists we remember the Americans who are in fact wounded or killed, the fields of enemy corpes left behind, and the continuing difficulty that American soldiers have reentering civilian life."

Jarhead is classified in the following category: History

Picture of the 2003 first edition dust jacket for Jarhead.
Picture of the 2003 first edition dust jacket for Jarhead.

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Picture of the first edition copyright page for Jarhead.

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Picture of the back dust jacket for the first edition of Jarhead.

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Picture of the first edition Scribners boards for Jarhead.

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Picture of the back dust jacket flap for the first edition of Jarhead.

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Picture of the first edition title page for Jarhead.

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