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MASH Summary
Richard Hooker

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MASH Summary

Plot Summary

MASH: A Novel about Three Army Doctors was published in 1968 and written by Richard Hooker. It was this novel that inspired both the movie MASH and the much-beloved television show M*A*S*H. The book concerns the activities of the Mobile Army Surgical Hospital 4077th and its staff. The novel mostly concerns the three "Swampmen" doctors "Hawkeye" Pierce, "Duke" Forrest and "Trapper" John McIntyre.

Three excellent surgeons, they are also unusual characters who cope with the boredom and horror of the Korean War by playing pranks and engaging in other wild antics. The book is filled primarily with stories about these characters and their interactions with others, oscillating between humorous and dark stories, making it into one of the most famous contemporary "black comedies."

The book contains fifteen chapters, most of which focus on some event or the introduction of some important character. The book opens with...

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The MASH Study Pack contains about 41 pages of study material in 3 products, including:

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