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(Before the movie, this is the novel that gave life to Haw...)
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.
(M*A*S*H is award Academy Award-winning motion picture fro...)
M*A*S*H is award Academy Award-winning motion picture from 20th Centruy-Fox starring Donald Sutherland, Elliott Gould and Tom Skerritt. M*A*S*H is a whacky, fun-filled TV series starring Alan Alda, Wayne Rogers, McLean Stevenson, Larry Linville, Lortta Swit and Gary Burghoff The members of the Mobile Army Surgical Hospital are certified as hell-raising nuts by the army bureaucracy, which they turn into outright bedlam. It is a judgment confirmed by by an assortment of individuals unfortunate enough to be victims of their pranks.
(After the success of the M*A*S*H TV series, a long series...)
After the success of the M*A*S*H TV series, a long series of "M*A*S*H Goes to X" novels, credited to Hooker and William E. Butterworth, appeared, beginning with M*A*S*H Goes to New Orleans in 1974. Although credited to Hooker and Butterworth, they were essentially written by Butterworth alone.
Hornberger attended the Peddie School. He then graduated from the Bowdoin College. Finally, Hornberger graduated from the Weill Cornell Medical School of Cornell University.
In the Hornberger's popular M*A*S*H novels the character Captain Benjamin Franklin “Hawkeye” Pierce was based on Hornberger, who had been a doctor with the 8055th Mobile Army Surgical Hospital (MASH) in Korea during the war. However, writers of the television series changed the character. The M*A*S*H books combined humor with the grim realities of war. Written under the pseudonym Richard Hooker, they include M*A*S*H, M*A*S*H Goes to Maine, M*A*S*H Goes to Paris, M*A*S*H Goes to London, M*A*S*H Goes to New Orleans, M*A*S*H Goes to Hollywood, M*A*S*H Goes to Miami, M*A*S*H Goes to Morocco, M*A*S*H Goes to Vienna, M*A*S*H Goes to Montreal, M*A*S*H Goes to Moscow and M*A *S*H Mania. Many books in the series were written with William E. Butterworth. Several books in the series parallel the author’s life; the characters return to Maine after the war to resume their medical careers.
In addition to his novels, Hornberger worked as a thoracic surgeon in Waterville, Maine, until he retired in 1988.
(Before the movie, this is the novel that gave life to Haw...)1968
(M*A*S*H is award Academy Award-winning motion picture fro...)1973
(After the success of the M*A*S*H TV series, a long series...)1975
(1977 first edition published by Dodd, Mead & Co. Book, sp...)1977
According to the author’s son, William Hornberger, as quoted in the New York Times, “My father was a political conservative, and he did not like the liberal tendencies that Alan Alda portrayed Hawkeye Pierce as having”.
Hornberger was married to Priscilla Storer. That marriage produced 5 children. He is also survived by three grandchildren.