Books Anthony Swofford Books by Anthony Swofford Anthony Swofford has written books about: Nonfiction Biography & Memoir Facebook Twitter Google+ Email NPR stories about Anthony Swofford Anthony Swofford is the author of Jarhead: A Marine's Chronicle of the Gulf War and Other Battles, which was adapted into a film starring Jake Gyllenhaal as the author. John Moore/Getty Images hide caption toggle caption John Moore/Getty Images Author Interviews After War And Fame, Dad Is Author's Challenge June 17, 2012 Jarhead author Anthony Swofford's second memoir recounts a war much closer to home — a private one waged with his father in the years following the success of his book. After War And Fame, Dad Is Author's Challenge Listen · 5:59 5:59 Toggle more options Download Embed Embed <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/154924362/155234432" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player"> Transcript Critics' Lists: Summer 2012 Literary Look Ahead: 13 Great Books On The Horizon May 24, 2012 Critic Michael Schaub offers a sneak peek at some of the most hotly anticipated books of the summer: An Obama bio. A sparkling debut. Thrillers of both the fictional and body-science kind. Even Lincoln is reborn in this season of sun, sand, renewal — and reading.