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Anthony Swofford’s grandfather fought in WWII; his father fought in Vietnam; and he – a directionless, testosterone-battered teenager – became a scout/sniper in the marines and fought in the Gulf War. His account of that time is also part of a lineage – after Wilfred Owen, Norman Mailer, Michael Herr and Tim O’Brien, it brings the raw and searing tradition of soldiers’ stories up to date. A harrowing yet inspiring portrait of a tormented consciousness struggling for reconciliation and peace, JARHEAD is authentic, revelatory and brilliantly crafted.