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A Rumor Of War

In March 1965, Marine Lieutnant Philip J. Caputo landed in Danang with the first ground combat unit committed to gith 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, a 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 fact 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...

Издательство: "Pimlico" (2009)

Формат: 135x215, 386 стр.

ISBN: 978-0-7126-6445-5

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Philip Caputo

Philip Caputo (born June 10 1941) is an American author and journalist. He is best-known for "A Rumor of War", a best-selling memoir of his experiences during the Vietnam War.

Caputo was born in Westchester, Illinois and attended Fenwick High School and Loyola University Chicago. He now resides in Norwalk, Connecticut and Patagonia, Arizona.

In 1965, as an infantry lieutenant in the United States Marine Corps, he was deployed to South Vietnam. He returned to the United States in 1966.

After serving three years in the Corps, Caputo began a career in journalism, joining the staff of the "Chicago Tribune". Caputo returned to Vietnam as a foreign correspondent for the Tribune. He covered the fall of Saigon in 1975, and he served in Italy, the Soviet Union, and the Middle East.

In 1972, Caputo was part of a writing team that won the Pulitzer Prize for reporting on election fraud in Chicago.

Bibliography

Books by Philip Caputo

*"A Rumor of War" (1977)
*"Horn of Africa" (1980)
*"Delcorso's Gallery" (1983)
*"Indian Country" (1987)
*"Means of Escape" (1991)
*"Equation for Evil" (1996)
*"Exiles" (1997)
*"The Voyage" (1999)
*"Ghosts of Tsavo: stalking the mystery lions of East Africa" (2002)
*"Means of Escape: A War Correspondent's Memoir of Life and Death in Afghanistan, the Middle East, and Vietnam" (2002)
*"In the Shadows of the Morning: Essays On Wild Lands, Wild Waters, and a Few Untamed People" (2004)
*"Acts of Faith" (2005)
*"Ten Thousand Days of Thunder: A History of the Vietnam War" (2005)
*"13 Seconds: A Look Back at the Kent State Shootings" (2005)

External links

* [http://wiredforbooks.org/philipcaputo/ 1987 interview with Philip Caputo] by Don Swaim at Wired for Books
* [http://www.pritzkermilitarylibrary.org/events/2005-06-10-philipCaputo.jsp Interview] on "Acts of Faith" at the Pritzker Military Library

Источник: Philip Caputo

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