Rumor of War

ISBN-10: 080504695X
ISBN-13: 9780805046953
Edition: 1996 (Revised)
Authors: Philip Caputo
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Description: The classic Vietnam memoir, as relevant today as it was almost thirty years ago. nbsp; In March of 1965, Marine Lieutenent Philip J. Caputo landed at Da Nang with the first ground combat unit deployed to Vietnam. Sixteen months later, having  More...

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List price: $19.00
Copyright year: 1996
Publisher: Henry Holt & Company
Publication date: 11/15/1996
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 384
Size: 5.75" wide x 8.50" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 0.990
Language: English

The classic Vietnam memoir, as relevant today as it was almost thirty years ago. nbsp; In March of 1965, Marine Lieutenent Philip J. Caputo landed at Da Nang with the first ground combat unit deployed to Vietnam. Sixteen months later, having served on the line in one of modern history’s ugliest wars, he returned home—physically whole but emotionally wasted, his youthful idealism forever gone. A Rumor of War is more than one soldier’s story. Upon its publication in 1977, it shattered America’s indifference to the fate of the men sent to fight in the jungles of Vietnam. In the years since then, it has become not only a basic text on the Vietnam War but also a renowned classic in the literature of wars throughout history and, as Caputo explains, of “the things men do in war and the things war does to men.” “A singular and marvelous work.” —The New York Times nbsp;

Philip Caputo was born on June 10, 1941 in Chicago, Illinois. He received a B.A. from Loyola University in 1964. He served in the U.S. Marine Corps from 1964 to 1967. His first book, A Rumor of War (1977), recounts his military tour of Vietnam. He has written more than fifteen books including Horn of Africa, Indian Country, Equation for Evil, Crossers, and The Longest Road. His journalism career began in 1968, when he joined the staff of the Chicago Tribune, serving as a general assignment and team investigative reporter until 1972 and then as a foreign correspondent for the next five years. In 1972 he and Hugh Jones received a Pulitzer Prize for their coverage of election fraud in the primaries. He has also written for the New York Times, Washington Post, the Boston Globe, the Los Angeles Times, and many other publications. He has worked as a screenwriter for Paramount Pictures and Michael Douglas Productions.

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

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