First Edition of Dispatches; Inscribed by Michael Herr
Item Number: 24003
New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1977.
First edition of “the best book to have been written about the Vietnam War” (The New York Times Book Review). Octavo, original half cloth. Inscribed by Michael Herr on the title page. Light rubbing, near fine in a near fine dust jacket with a touch of wear.
Praised by John Le Carre as "the best book I have ever read on men and war in our time, Herr's vision of combat stands at the core of two seminal Vietnam films: Coppola’s Apocalypse Now (1979), with its narration by Herr, and Kubrick’s Full Metal Jacket (1987), whose screenplay earned Herr an Oscar nomination. Named by TIME Magazine as one of the 100 best and most influential novels since 1923.