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Dog Soldiers

by Robert Stone

Condition: Very Good/Very Good


Houghton Mifflin, 1974. Hardcover. First Edition. Book is Very Good, with slight yellowing at edge of text block (text otherwise clean and unmarked), very slight rubbing at corners of cover, and two small smudges on the front endpaper & pastedown. DJ is Very Good, no tears, just some mild wear at the corners of spine area. DJ is in mylar wrapping.

Robert Stone is an American novelist. His work is typically characterized by psychological complexity, political concerns, and dark humor. The novel, Dog Soldiers , won the National Book Award for fiction in 1975. It is considered an action-thriller and a meditation on the manner in which the Vietnam experience permeated America. The story is set in the days of the Vietnam War, in Saigon. A journalist named John Converse is planning to find action and profit by getting involved in a considerable drug deal, smuggling 3 kilo’s of heroin into the States. Before long, his scheme fails and goes wrong, extremely, and terribly wrong.  Stone attempts to, and succeeds in capturing perfectly the mood of America during the 1970’s with this elaborate and substantial novel.


  • Bookseller: Banba Books US (US)
  • Bookseller Inventory #: 1004
  • Title: Dog Soldiers
  • Author: Robert Stone
  • Format/binding: Tight
  • Book condition: Used - Very Good
  • Jacket condition: Very Good
  • Quantity available: 1
  • Edition: First
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • ISBN 10: 0395184819
  • ISBN 13: 9780395184813
  • Publisher: Houghton Mifflin
  • Place: Boston
  • Date published: 1974
  • Keywords: Robert Stone, Dog Soldiers, First Edition
  • Bookseller catalogs: American Literature;


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