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Swofford, Anthony

Overview
Works: 40 works in 232 publications in 15 languages and 8,681 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 866 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 469 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Seventeen-year-old Severin Boxx lives on Yokota, an enormous American Air Force base on the outskirts of Tokyo. Like most of the other young American men on the airbase, Severin is mad for Virginia Kindwall, the base general's daughter, who is a hafu--half American and half Japanese. Beautiful, smart, and utterly defiant of a father who wields godlike military power, Virginia has become a petty criminal in the Japanese underground that lurks in the mad neon netherworld just outside the base, around the nearby rail station's Exit A. Severin is soon caught up in Virginia's world. But their romance is short-lived as they find themselves in trouble way over their heads and subjected to the enormous, unforgiving tensions that remain between America and Japan in the wake of World War II. Years later, Severin and Virginia remain lost to each other--until an emotionally frayed, thirty-something Severin embarks on a quest to find Virginia, and reclaim the part of himself taken from him when his boyhood abruptly ended
Winter soldier, Iraq and Afghanistan : eyewitness accounts of the occupations by Iraq Veterans Against the War( Book )

2 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 235 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In spring 2008, Iraq Veterans Against the War gathered outside Washington, D.C., and testified to atrocities they personally committed or witnessed while deployed in the occupations of Afghanistan and Iraq. In this book are the powerful words, images, and documents of this historic event." "Winter Soldier: Iraq and Afghanistan preserves and honors the participants' courageous contributions in order to ensure that people around the world remember their stories and struggles. The book's documentation includes the testimonies of dozens of veterans addressing such issues as the U.S. military's callous disregard for civilian life, the torture of detainees, the culture of racism that's inherent in a military occupation, gender discrimination, and the health crisis facing today's veterans."--Jacket
Jarhead by Sam Mendes( Visual )

40 editions published between 2005 and 2014 in 9 languages and held by 204 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 49 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 8 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 la fin de l'innocence by Sam Mendes( Visual )

3 editions published in 2006 in English and French and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Synopsis : Eté 1990. Anthony Swofford, fils et petit-fils de militaires, vient tout juste de fêter son vingtième anniversaire lorsqu'il est envoyé dans le désert saoudien. La Guerre du Golfe vient d'éclater, son bataillon de Marines est parmi les premiers à se déployer dans cette aride et immense étendue de sable. Pour ces jeunes déracinés, gavés d'images et de phraséologie guerrières, ivres de rock et de bière, commence alors la longue et dérisoire attente d'un ennemi fantôme. La soif, la peur, l'épuisement, l'ennui, les frustrations lancinantes, les tensions extrêmes s'additionnent dans un climat de plus en plus délétère et explosif. Dans cet enfer naîtront pourtant de surprenantes et inaltérables amitiés entre compagnons d'armes liés par le vieux serment des Marines
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 author weaves his experience of the Persian Gulf War with vivid accounts of boot camp, reflections on the mythos of the marines, and remembrances of battle with lovers and family. As engagement with the Iraqis draws closer, he is forced to consider what it is to be an American, a soldier, a son of a soldier, and a man -- from iTunes website
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 3 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 : 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
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
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 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
Jarhead. Backdraft( Visual )

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

Hotels, hospitals, and jails by Anthony Swofford( )

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

In these searing, courageous pages, Anthony Swofford struggles to make sense of what his military service meant, and to decide, after nearly ending it, what his life can and should become. Embarking on a series of RV trips with his dying father, a Vietnam vet, in an attempt to heal their difficult relationship, and meeting a like-minded woman (who will become his wife) in a chance encounter, the author begins to grapple with his volatile past and forge a path toward redemption
The kingdom. Jarhead( Visual )

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

 
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Exit A : a novel
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Exit AWinter soldier, Iraq and Afghanistan : eyewitness accounts of the occupationsJarhead : 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 war
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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