First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good / Very Good. Item #4349
New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1977. First Edition with no additional printings listed. Octavo; [x], 260p. Original dustjacket with $8.95 price; book in quarter brown cloth and beige paper-covered boards with gilt lettering. Jacket is crisp with light edgewear and a small sticker shadow to front, but no chips, tears, or marks. Boards are sturdy and square. Binding is sound and pages unmarked.
Herr's first book, a hybrid of journalism and fiction that offered an early look into the daily lives and experiences of soldiers in Vietnam. Herr would later collaborate on the films Apocalypse Now and Full Metal Jacket, with some of his composite characters from Dispatches serving as inspiration for ones in the films.