Black and white of photograph of American writer Michael Herr standing.

Michael Herr

Michael Herr served six months of active duty in the Army Reserve in Vietnam in 1963 and 1964, and was in Vietnam in the late 1960s as a correspondent for Esquire. In 1977 he published his memoir, Dispatches, which John le Carré called “the best book I have ever read on men and war in our time.” The book secured Herr’s place as one of the pioneers of subjective journalism, along with writers such as Tom Wolfe, Hunter S. Thompson, and Norman Mailer.

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