M*A*S*H: The BooksOriginally a stand-alone book, M*A*S*H: A Novel About Three Army Doctors went on to spawn a lengthy series, most of which was ghostwritten by William E. Butterworth.
Richard Hooker, author of the original, also wrote M*A*S*H Goes to Maine and M*A*S*H Mania. Hooker was a pseudonym for H. Richard Hornberger, who was based at the 8055th M*A*S*H during the Korean war. His experiences in Korea formed the basis for the first M*A*S*H novel.
M*A*S*H: A Novel About Three Army Doctors (1969)The doctors and nurses who worked in the Mobile Army Surgical Hospitals (MASH) during the Korean War were well trained, dedicated, and pushed to the brink. And they were young - too young to be doing what they had to do. As Richard Hooker writes in the Foreword, 'A few flipped their lids, but most of them just raised hell, in a variety of ways and degrees.' Meet the true-life heroes and lunatics who fought in the Korean War, and experience the martini-laced mornings, marathon high jinks, sexual escapades, and that perfectly corrupt football game that every fan of the movie will remember. It's also a story of hard work and skill in the face of enormous pressure and odds. Here is where it all began - the novel that made M*A*S*H a legend.
M*A*S*H Goes to Maine (1973)Back from Korea and zanier than ever, those four irreverent military surgeons -- Hawkeye, Trapper, Duke, and Spearchucker -- are eager and ready to operate again. This time it's on the crusty natives of Spruce Harbor, Maine.
There the irrepressible M.D.'s meet their lunatic equals and join with them in a wacky, hilarious romp through every operating room and bedroom in town.
M*A*S*H Goes to New Orleans (1975)The whole M*A*S*H gang -- Hawkeye, Trapper, Hot Lips and the rest--hit New Orleans to attend the American Tonsil, Adenoid, and Vas Defernes Society convention. But that's just the beginning. It may take years for Crescent City to recover from the gang's outrageous brand of medical madness--and their boozing, cruising and cutting up all the way from Basin Street to the Louisiana bayous.
M*A*S*H Goes to Paris (1975)Once again, the intrepid gang from M*A*S*H--Hawkeye, Hot Lips, Trapper, Radar and the General--are called to their country's service. This time they've been called to rescue the U.S. Government from a ticklish diplomatic spot. And by the time their wenching, wine-soaked tour of duty has ended, they've all but drawn and quartered Gay Paree--from the Quai d'Orsay to Les Champs Elysees, from the Grand Opera to La Tour Eiffel.
M*A*S*H Goes to London (1975)M*A*S*H does it again. Only this time in Merry Old England--and the cast of characters includes an opera singer, an orphaned Duke, a castlekeeper, an oil baron, and the entire Bayou Perdu Council, Knights of Columbus--to name a few!
Those lovable, zany members of the medical profession-- Hawkeye, Trapper John, Hot Lips, and the rest--will keep you in stitches with their wacky operations--and the Queen's England will never be the same!
M*A*S*H Goes to Morocco (1976)Hawkeye, Trapper, and Hot Lips--with the misguided connivance of the U.S. State Department--descend on Merry Morocco. Abetted by a royal prince, a drunken sheikh, a ravishing blonde diplomat, and a wacked-out cast of internationally misfits, the fun-loving medics unleash their own zany brand of chaos on the unsuspecting Arabs.
M*A*S*H Goes to Las Vegas (1976)It was to be a small, intimate wedding at Nero's Villa, with Radar as the love-sick groom and Kristina Korsky-Rimsakov as his blushing bride. From distant places the well-wishers gathered for a simple prenuptial bash-- Hawkeye and Trapper John, Hot Lips and her all-male choir, Boris Korsky-Rimsakov (there to oversee his Little Sister's marriage), Horsey de la Chevaux and his Knights of Columbus Marching Band, plus assorted Arab royalty and other international sporting types. Nero's Villa had entertained unbridled orgies before, but this marriage spree turned into totally wacked-out chaos before the knot was firmly tied by Archbishop John Joseph ("Dago Red") Mulcahy.
M*A*S*H Goes to Hollywood (1976)Those antiseptic angels of mercy, Hawkeye, Trapper, and Hot Lips, do their outrageous best to get an ugly but dedicated state trooper into medical school--even if it means conning him into acting in a soap opera! Aided by an improbably cast of characters that includes the world's best opera singer, assorted soap-opera stars and producers, and a sexy biologist who doesn't want to act, the gang of medics unleash a whirlwind of madness. By the time the dust settles, nothing remains the same...
M*A*S*H Goes to Vienna (1976)Those irrepressible practitioners of the cutting art - Hawkeye and Trapper John - descend on unwary Vienna. Inspired by such cronies as Hot Lips, Boris Korsky-Rimsakov, and the ebullient Dowager Duchess of Folkestone - and with memorable assistance from some boob-tube celebrities - they indulge in merry mayhem and blackmail. At least one U.S. senator and two TV personalities - to say nothing of Vienna - will never be the same.
M*A*S*H Goes to Miaimi (1976)Due to somewhat unusual circumstances, all recounted here in full, honest and bibulous detail, the merry madcaps from M*A*S*H descend upon Florida's Gold Coast.
Their capacity for creating monumental mayhem - with copious help from belts of the bubbly - is augmented by the presence of the Painless Polack (a dentist), an amorous Cuban matriarch, a couple of conniving senators and various roistering dignitaries who may never, ever fully recover.
M*A*S*H Goes to San Francisco (1976)When the bibulous medical team of Hawkeye and Trapper take off on a misguided mission of mercy...
And Hot Lips meets up with her long-lost –and better forgotten– inamorata of Korean days, Major Francis Burns...
And Boris Korsky-Rimsokov befriends a penniless balalaika player of mysterious origins... The ensuing pandemonium turns the Golden Gate City upside down in one of the merriest escapades ever to involve the mad medics from M*A*S*H.
M*A*S*H Goes to Texas (1977)A ten-gallon tipple in Texas when Nurse Esther Flanagan travels to Dallas for the Saints-Cowboys football game, chaperoned by Hawkeye and Trapper John...
And they are joined by the Reverend Mother Emeritus Hot Lips and millionaire Horsey de la Chevaux...
And they meet Chief Sitting Buffalo and his cowboy friend riding in a 1951 Cadillac hearse...
And most of the entourage arrives at the stadium in a lavender van bearing a bumper sticker that read "Gay Power"...
You know it's going to be a hell of a ball game!
M*A*S*H Goes to Montreal (1977)Hawkeye and Trapper John assume unlikely roles as "fathers of the bride"-- and U.S.-Canadian relations may never be the same! To Montreal they escort a motley party, determined to celebrate the most memorable wedding that ever joined a love-sick couple. With the help of the Reverend Mother Emeritus Hot Lips, Horsey de la Chevaux, the Royal Canadian Mounties, and a drunken cast of thousands, the nuptial proceedings get under way... and there's a rollicking fight to catch the bouquet!
M*A*S*H Goes to Moscow (1977)None other than the world's greatest, and sexiest, opera star, who lives and loves in Paris. Pursued by twenty-five million Frenchwomen, he's also coveted by the wife of Russia's Chairman. The Chairman has staked his prestige on getting Boris to sing at the Bolshoi – but the great lover ungracefully refuses.
There's an international incident in the offing; not even the president of the United States can persuade Boris to go to Moscow. But maybe Hawkeye and Trapper John can – with an assist from the world's ugliest movie star, the world's messiest anchorman and the world's shortest and randiest Arab sheik.
The results are revolutionary, even for Russia, as the Red Army clashes with the ridiculous, and Moscow meets...
M*A*S*H Mania (1977)Alive and well in Spruce Harbor, Maine, the hometown of Hawkeye Pierce. He and his wacky pals of the M*A*S*H 4077th may be growing older, but they sure haven't grown up!
Who else would connive to send a forty-year old lobsterman to medical school - on a football scholarship?
Or have a bear and an eighty-year-old physician tried for rape?
Or maneuver a prostitute named Graveyard Alice into bed with a bird - even if he is the Greatest Black-Headed Grosbeak of Them All?
They did it all - and plenty more - and the result, well... is the town of Spruce Harbor still standing?