Saturday, June 25, 2016
Michael Herr, Author Of The Vietnam-Era ‘Dispatches,’ dies
The Washington Times reports that Michael Herr, the author of one of the best books on the Vietnam War, Dispatches, died.
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The British newspaper the Guardian named Dispatches as number nine in their 100 best nonfiction series. You can read the Guardian piece via the below link:
Note: Dispatches is a fine account of the Vietnam War, but it is marred somewhat as journalism and nonfiction, because, like Truman Capote's In Cold Blood, Herr later admitted that many of the passages in the book were invented. Perhaps one should read the fine book and regard it as fiction.