Equally famous as TV series and movie Korean War equivalent of Catch 22 Publication to coincide with 50th anniversary of the end of the Korean war Part of the Cassell Military Paperback 'Read a Great Movie' promotion
Born in New Jersey in 1924, H. Richard Hornberger attended Cornell Medical School and became a physician for the US Army during the Korean War. After the war, he worked for the Veterans Administration and went into private practice. Writing under the name Richard Hooker, Hornberger used his experiences at the 8055th Mobile Army Surgical Hospital as the basis for MASH. The novel was an international success and was later adapted into the film and TV series of the same name. He passed away in Maine in 1997.