The Short-Timers, Gustav Hasford
First edition, first printing of Hasford's first novel, a semi-autobiographical account of his experiences in the Vietnam War. The novel served as the basis for Stanley Kubrick's critically acclaimed 1987 film Full Metal Jacket.
New York: Harper & Row, 1979. A near fine copy in a near fine, unclipped dust jacket. Binding is tight, sturdy and square, traces of rubbing to boards, faint foxing to top foredge and a single lightly crimped page. Jacket remains bright and vivid with just a touch of wear. A very presentable copy, protected in archival mylar.