Rumor of War

ISBN-10: 0345331222
ISBN-13: 9780345331229
Edition: N/A
Authors: Philip Caputo
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Book details

List price: $6.99
Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
Publication date: 1/12/1987
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 352
Size: 4.25" wide x 7.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 0.396
Language: English

The extraordinary betseller that provides a close-up look unlike any other, at the American experience in Vietnam. Powerful, vivid, compassionate, and heartbreaking, here is a very personal and yet universal grunt's-eye-view of the hopeless brutality and the ultimate, and seemingly endless horror where men and governments sacrificed their morality and the souls of their nation.

Journalist, author, and screenwriter, Philip Caputo was born June 10, 1941 in Chicago and graduated from Loyola University with a B.A. in 1964. He has written for the New York Times, Washington Post, the Boston Globe, and the Los Angeles Times; he is a contributing editor for Esquire magazine. His best-selling first book, Rumour of War (1977), is his memoir of Vietnam, recounting his 1964-1967 tour as a Marine Corps lieutenant. His other books include Horn of Africa (1980), Indian Country (1987), and Equation for Evil (1996). When he returned home from Vietnam, Caputo worked for the Chicago Tribune, first as a local reporter and then as a foreign correspondent. In 1972 he and Hugh Jones received a Pulitzer Prize for their coverage of election fraud in the primaries. In 1987, a division of Paramount Pictures hired him as a screenwriter.

Prologue
The Splendid Little War
The Officer in Charge of the Dead
In Death's Grey Land
Epilogue

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