- ISBN 9780500286975
- 22.00 x 24.00 cm
- Flexibound PLC (no jacket)
- Illustrated in colour throughout
- First published 2007
‘… shocking, satirical, hilarious and poignant in equal measure’ – Wonderland
This book showcases for the first time the personalised Zippo engravings by American soldiers made during the Vietnam War.
Of the thousands of documents of the Vietnam War, none is so raw, so immediate and so resonant today.
Soldiers engraved love, death, sex, drugs and rock’n’roll onto the canvases of their Zippo lighters, in a real-life version of the war portrayed in Francis Ford Coppola’s epic film 'Apocolypse Now'.
Drawn from the collection of American artist Bradford Edwards and other private collections, the chrome-plated brass bears witness to the uncensored feelings of young men at war; their testimony is both shocking and hilarious in its bitter satire.