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Rumor of War
By Philip Caputo

A Rumor of War

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Rumor of War by Philip Caputo

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In March 1965, Marine Lieutnant Philip J. Caputo landed in Danang with the first ground combat unit committed to fight in Vietnam. Sixteen months later, having served on the line in one of modern history's ugliest wars, he returned home - physically whole, emotionally wasted, his youthful idealism shattered. A decade later, Caputo would write in A Rumor of War, 'This is simply a story about war, about the things men do in war and the things war does to them'. It is far more then that. It is, as Theodore Solotaroff wrote in the New York Times Book Review, 'the troubled conscience of America speaking passionately, truthfully, finally'. It is the book that shattered America's deliberate indifference to the fate of the men it sent to fight in the jungles of Vietnam, and in the years since it was first published it has become a basic text on that war. But in the literature of war that stretches back to Homer, it has also taken its place as an esteemed classic to rank alongside All Quiet on the Western Front and The Naked and the Dead.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780712664455
ISBN-10: 0712664459
Format: Paperback
(216mm x 135mm x 28mm)
Pages: 384
Imprint: Pimlico
Publisher: Vintage Publishing
Publish Date: 5-Aug-1999
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Reviews

UK Kirkus Review » This rightly created a sensation when it first came out in 1977. It gives a US Marine subaltern's account of exactly what their war in Vietnam felt like in its first year, 1965-66. Caputo brings out most vividly the heat, the muddling, the long patches of boredom alternating with brief spells of frenzy, and the perpetual fear; and explains how terror brings out the brute in men. A devastating book. (Kirkus UK)


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Author Biography - Philip Caputo

Mustered out of the Marine Corps in 1967, Philip Caputo went on to a prize-winning career as a journalist, covering the war in Beirut and the fall of Saigon before leaving the Chicago Tribune to devote himself to writing full-time. His novels are Horn of Africa, DelCorso's Gallery, Indian Country and Equation for Evil. He is also the author of a collection of novellas, Exiles, and a second volume of memoir, Means of Escape. Philip Caputo has been a contributing editor for Esquire, and has also written for the New York Times, the Boston Globe and the Los Angeles Times.

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