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Swofford, Anthony

Overview
Works: 40 works in 227 publications in 15 languages and 8,526 library holdings
Genres: Personal narratives‡vAmerican  Autobiographies  Personal narratives  Drama  War films  Film adaptations  Fiction  Biography  Novels  Noir fiction 
Roles: Author, Bibliographic antecedent, Actor, Narrator, Creator
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Exit A : a novel by Anthony Swofford( Book )

13 editions published between 2007 and 2009 in English and French and held by 885 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Harboring a secret love for a general's precocious daughter while coming of age at an Air Force base in 1989 Japan, young Severin Boxx is swept up in the motherless girl's subversive infatuation with the Japanese underground
Exit A by Anthony Swofford( Recording )

13 editions published between 2006 and 2009 in English and held by 471 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Seventeen-year-old Severin Boxx is a straigh-laced football star on the American air base in Yokota, Japan. He falls fo rVirginia Kindwall, the half-Japanese daughter of his coach (who is also the base commander). Virginia is a wild child. She idolizes Faye Dunaway's Bonnie from "Bonnie and Clyde" and tries to enlist Severin in a life of crime. But when Virginia find trouble, Severin fears he will be separated from her forever
Jarhead by Sam Mendes( Visual )

39 editions published between 2005 and 2014 in 9 languages and held by 187 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Anthony 'Swoff' Swofford is a third-generation enlistee who goes from a sobering stint in boot camp to active duty. He sports a sniper's rifle and a hundred-pound ruck on his back through the Middle East deserts. He lives with no cover from the intolerable heat and the potential threat from Iraqi soldiers. Swoff and his fellow Marines sustain themselves with sardonic humanity and wicked comedy on the blazing desert fields in a country they don't understand, against an enemy they can't see, for a cause they don't fully fathom. Marine lifer, Sergeant Sykes, who is in charge of Swoff's scout and sniper platoon. Troy is Swoff's friend and mentor
Jarhead : kroniek van een Golfoorlogveteraan by Anthony Swofford( Book )

21 editions published between 2001 and 2008 in 9 languages and held by 53 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Jarhead follows 'Swoff' from a sobering stint in boot camp to active duty, sporting a sniper's rifle through Middle East deserts with no cover from intolerable heat or from Iraqi soldiers. Swoff and his fellow Marines, who have been trained to kill, find themselves in a brutal situation, fighting a war they don't understand for a cause they don't fully grasp." [box cover note]
Jarhead : a Marine's chronicle of the Gulf War and other battles by Anthony Swofford( Book )

17 editions published between 2003 and 2007 in 3 languages and held by 41 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tidligere amerikansk marinesoldat og skarpskytte under Operation Ørkenstorm i 1990/91 beretter om, hvordan det føles at nedslagte tusinder af irakere
Burning the little candle : an anthology of writing from the faculty & staff of American River College's creative writing program by Lois Ann Abraham( Book )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 24 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hotels, hospitals, and jails : a memoir by Anthony Swofford( )

3 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this memoir, former US Marine, Anthony Swofford struggles to make sense of what his military service meant, and to decide what his life can and should become. Consumed by drugs, alcohol, fast cars and the wrong women, he almost loses everything and everyone that matter to him. Embarking on a series of trips with his dying father in an attempt to heal their difficult relationship and after a chance meeting a like-minded woman, he begins to grapple with his volatile past and forge a path toward redemption
Jarhead : [a Marine's chronicle of the Gulf War and other battles] by Anthony Swofford( Recording )

7 editions published between 2003 and 2006 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The memoir of a marine who served as a sniper during the Gulf War. Offers a devastating account of the war from the viewpoint of one who experienced it firsthand and lived to tell his story, in all its horror
Jarhead : Im Krieg. Erinnerungen eines US-Marines by Anthony Swofford( Book )

2 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in German and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jarhead (CD) : a Marine's Chronicle of the Gulf War and other Battles by Anthony Swofford( Book )

in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The author tells his story of the Gulf War in 1990 where he served in Saudi Arabia and other areas of the Middle East
Jarhead( Visual )

1 edition published in 2008 in Multiple languages and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Soldaat 'Swoff' wordt in 1991 uitgezonden naar Irak voor de Golfoorlog. Net als de andere soldaten raakt hij zwaar gefrustreerd als echte oorlogsacties uitblijven
Jarhead : a soldier's story of modern war by Anthony Swofford( Book )

4 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and Swedish and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jarhead : the kingdom ; Green zone ; Spy game( Visual )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The kingdom: The story follows a team of FBI agents who investigate the bombing of a foreign-workers facility in Saudi Arabia
The kingdom. Jarhead( Visual )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jarhead Willkommen im Dreck( Visual )

2 editions published between 2006 and 2014 in German and Multiple languages and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In Jarhead wordt soldaat "Swoff' uitgezonden naar Irak voor de Golfoorlog. Net als de andere soldaten raakt hij zwaar gefrustreerd als echte oorlogsacties uitblijven. In Jarhead 2 krijgt korporaal Chris Merrimette de leiding over een unit die een Afghaanse vrouw in veiligheid moet brengen
Hotels, hospitals, and jails by Anthony Swofford( )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Now with the same unremitting intensity he brought to his first memoir, Swofford describes his search for identity, meaning, and a reconciliation with his dying father in the years after he returned from serving as a sniper in the Marines. Adjusting to life after war, he watched his older brother succumb to cancer and his first marriage crumble, leading him to pursue an excessive lifestyle in Manhattan that brought him to the brink of collapse. Consumed by drugs, drinking, expensive cars, and women, Swofford lost almost everything and everyone that mattered to him. When a son is in trouble he hopes to turn to his greatest source of wisdom and support: his father. But Swofford and his father didn't exactly have that kind of relationship. The key, he realized, was to confront the man-a philandering, once hard-drinking, now terminally ill Vietnam vet he had struggled hard to understand and even harder to love. The two stubborn, strong-willed war vets embarked on a series of RV trips that quickly became a kind of reckoning in which Swofford took his father to task for a lifetime of infidelities and abuse. For many years Swofford had considered combat the decisive test of a man's greatness. With the understanding that came from these trips and the fateful encounter that took him to a like-minded woman named Christa, Swofford began to understand that becoming a father himself might be the ultimate measure of his life. Elegantly weaving his family's past with his own present-nights of excess and sexual conquest, visits with injured war veterans, and a near-fatal car crash-Swofford casts a courageous, insistent eye on both his father and himself in order to make sense of what his military service meant, and to decide, after nearly ending it, what his life can and should become as a man, a veteran, and a father
Jarhead. Backdraft( Visual )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jarhead : im Krieg : Erinnerungen eines US-Marines( Recording )

1 edition published in 2004 in German and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Anthony Swofford, "Jarhead"( Visual )

1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Anthony Swofford reads from and discusses his book, "Jarhead: a Marine's chronicle of the Gulf War and other battles." He chronicles his journey as a young Marine from boot camp to the Saudi Arabian desert
Jāheddo 2 disc premium edition( Visual )

3 editions published in 2006 in Japanese and English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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WorldCat IdentitiesRelated Identities
Exit A : a novel
Alternative Names
Anthony Swofford American writer and United States Marine

Anthony Swofford Amerikaans schrijver

Anthony Swofford amerikansk författare

Anthony Swofford amerikansk skribent

Anthony Swofford scrittore, insegnante e militare statunitense

Swofford, Anthony

Суоффорд, Энтони

أنتوني سووفورد كاتب من الولايات المتحدة الأمريكية

アンソニー・スオフォード

スオフォード, アンソニー

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Exit AJarhead : kroniek van een GolfoorlogveteraanJarhead : a Marine's chronicle of the Gulf War and other battlesJarhead : [a Marine's chronicle of the Gulf War and other battles]Jarhead (CD) : a Marine's Chronicle of the Gulf War and other BattlesJarhead : a soldier's story of modern warJarhead : [a Marine's chronicle of the Gulf War and other battles]