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Gustav Hasford (1947–1993)

Gustav Hasford was born in 1947, in Russellville, Alabama. He joined the Marines right out of school in 1967 and used his experiences as a Combat Correspondent in Vietnam to write his first novel, The Short-Timers, which Stanley Kubrick turned into Full Metal Jacket (1987). Hasford's second novel, published in 1990, was a sequel to The ... See full bio »

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(age 45) in Ithaca, Greece

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Full Metal Jacket
1987

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Novel: "Phantom Plooper" (1990); Publisher: Bantam Books (1st edition); Hardcover. See more »

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A voracious reader and bibliophile, he was sentenced to six months in jail in 1988 for stealing 748 books from nine libraries throughout the country. See more »

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Gus

Star Sign:

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