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Swofford, Anthony

Overview
Works: 37 works in 217 publications in 15 languages and 8,515 library holdings
Genres: Personal narratives‡vAmerican  Personal narratives  Drama  War films  Fiction  Film adaptations  Biography  Noir fiction  Suspense fiction  Autobiographies 
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 890 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 480 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 )

41 editions published between 2005 and 2014 in 9 languages and held by 191 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 : a Marine's chronicle of the Gulf War and other battles by Anthony Swofford( Book )

22 editions published between 2001 and 2008 in 10 languages and held by 57 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 )

15 editions published between 2003 and 2007 in 3 languages and held by 39 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

Jarhead movie tie-in : a marine's chronicle of the Gulf War and other battles by Anthony Swofford( )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Now a Major Motion Picture from Universal Pictures New York Times bestselling author Anthony Swofford weaves his experiences in war with vivid accounts of boot camp, reflections on the mythos of the marines, and remembrances of battles with lovers and family. When the U.S. Marines -- or "jarheads"--Were sent to Saudi Arabia in 1990 for the first Gulf War, Anthony Swofford was there. He lived in sand for six months, he was punished by boredom and fear, he considered suicide, pulled a gun on a fellow marine, and was targeted by both enemy and friendly fire. And as engagement with the Iraqis drew near, he was forced to consider what it means to be an American, a soldier, a son of a soldier, and a man
Jarhead : Im Krieg - Erinnerungen eines US-Marines by Anthony Swofford( Book )

2 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in German and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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 6 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 (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 : 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

Jāheddo 2 disc premium edition( Visual )

3 editions published in 2006 in Japanese and English 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
The kingdom. Jarhead( Visual )

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

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

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

Retiring CIA agent Nathan Muir recalls his training of Tom Bishop while working against agency politics to free him from his Chinese captors
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
Jarhead. Backdraft( Visual )

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

Jarhead : La fin de l'innocence by Sam Mendes( Visual )

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

"Été 1990, 1ère guerre du Golf. Anthony Swofford, tout juste 20 ans, est envoyé dans le désert saoudien. Son bataillon de Marines est parmi les premiers à se déployer dans l'immense étendue de sable. Pour ces jeunes déracinés, gavés d'images et de répliques guerrières, ivres de rock et de bière, commence alors la longue et dérisoire attente d'un ennemi fantôme
Hotels, hospitals, and jails : a memoir by Anthony Swofford( Book )

2 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library 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
Winter soldier, Iraq and Afghanistan : eyewitness accounts of the occupations by Iraq Veterans Against the War( )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Veterans of Iraq and Afghanistan describe, in their own words, the crimes of war they witnessed
 
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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

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 : a Marine's chronicle of the Gulf War and other battlesJarhead : 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]