Dispatches: Picador Classic
With an introduction by Kevin Powers
A groundbreaking piece of journalism which inspired Stanley Kubrick’s classic Vietnam War film Full Metal Jacket.
We took space back quickly, expensively, with total panic and close to maximum brutality. Our machine was devastating. And versatile. It could do everything but stop.
Michael Herr went to Vietnam as a war correspondent for Esquire. He returned to tell the real story in all its hallucinatory madness and brutality, cutting to the quick of the…