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Nowhere near a gung ho patriotic book about the US military, this portrays a realistic, albeit though very pessimistic, view of life as a US Marine during the 1st Gulf War. Read morePublished 9 days ago by Roy Kubicek
I am a vet, who did 2 tours. Swoff hits all of the low and high points and gives you a highly accurate look into the soldier mindset.Published 19 days ago by Ryan James
Heartfelt. Honest. It helped me to understand the mind of a Marine, thereby helping me understand the man I love.Published 25 days ago by Kindle Customer
Fantastic book. Within a month of reading it, I had already read it twice (for some, that might not be much, but I'm not too fast of a reader). Read morePublished 2 months ago by William T.
I have read more than a few books on war. War is ugly, but the gratuitous, ugly language of this book was over the top. After a few pages, I threw it in the trash.Published 2 months ago by Jerry L Marsh
Jarhead puts you through the experiences of an enlisted Marine Corps sniper who never got to fire his rifle in Desert Storm. Read morePublished 4 months ago by John
I wished this book's summary would've been clearer. I thought I was getting a good pro-war chronicle, not an anti war, existential complain. Read morePublished 5 months ago by CCC
This is one miserable attempted at crying about doing his duty. Maybe he's living in the right state, Oregon, where the dope smoking liberals will feel sorry for him. Read morePublished 5 months ago by Svk