Mash by Richard Hooker
A Novel About Three Army Doctors

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Before the movie, this is the novel that gave life to Hawkeye Pierce, Trapper John, Hot Lips Houlihan, Frank Burns, Radar O'Reilly, and the rest of the gang that made the 4077th MASH like no other place in Korea or on earth.

The doctors who worked in the Mobile Army Surgical Hospitals (MASH) during the Korean War were well trained but, like most soldiers sent to fight a war, too young for the job. In the words of the author, "a few flipped their lids, but most of them just raised hell, in a variety of ways and degrees."

For fans of the movie and the series alike, here is the original version of that perfectly corrupt football game, those martini-laced mornings and sexual escapades, and that unforgettable foray into assisted if incompleted suicide--all as funny and poignant now as they were before they became a part of America's culture and heart.

 

About Richard Hooker

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Richard Hooker was born around March 1554 in Exeter, England. Born of a humble family, Hooker was able to attend Oxford University due to his patron, John Jewel. He took holy orders in 1581, becoming a clergyman in the Church of England. In 1585 he was named master of the Temple, a position he held until 1591. He married in 1588 and eventually moved in with his father-in-law, where he began writing his major work. Hooker's masterpiece, an eight-volume set called Of the Laws of Ecclesiastical Polity, recounts the strife involving the admonition controversy, a doctrine calling for radical reforms in the Church of England. Hooker's work is a reply to the admonition controversy and to the Roman Catholic Church where he defended the current state of the Anglican church. Hooker generally allowed the scripture to speak for itself concerning his views of the church, but he also relied on tradition and common sense. Richard Hooker became vicar of Bishopsbourne in 1595. Some feel that while he drew his salary as the vicar, he actually allowed a lesser clergyman to perform his duties, a practice known as pluralism. He died there on November 2, 1600.
 
Published March 17, 2009 by HarperCollins e-books. 226 pages
Genres: History, War, Literature & Fiction, Humor & Entertainment. Fiction

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A welcome, random more of the surgical wonders of M*A*S*H, namely Trapper John, ""blacker'n hell"" Spearchucker, Goofus MacDuff, but primarily Maine's aboriginal original, Hawkeye Pierce, who will always look like Donald Sutherland and now recruits them to work with him in Spruce Harbor.

Feb 01 1971 | Read Full Review of Mash: A Novel About Three Arm...

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MASH, the ""Mobile Army Surgical Hospital"" boasted the finest on-duty medical men and off-hour nuts of the Korean War, at least in this first novel which succeeds in maintaining that delicate balance between stethoscopic trauma and recuperative antics.

Oct 15 1968 | Read Full Review of Mash: A Novel About Three Arm...

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