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Rumor of War.

by CAPUTO, Philip

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  • very good
  • paperback
  • Signed
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NY:: Holt, Rinehart and Winston,. Very Good. 1977. Paperback. Advance reading copy (paperback). SIGNED by the author on the title page. Age darkened covers, else very good in printed wraps. .

Synopsis

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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On Mar 19 2005, sophjacksam said:
Philip Caputo's book, A Rumor of War, is great for those who have already educated themselves on the Vietnam conflict and for those who are just beginning to learn about this important part of our history. Caputo tells the tells the story from his viewpoint, as the book his based on his time in Vietnam, and it discusses the transition from a civilian to green lieutenant to a member of the anti-war movement. It is a very moving story of how normal people can do extraordinary and sometimes terrible things. Things are not always black and white. War often brings out the best and worst in those involved.

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Seller
Grendel Books, ABAA/ILAB US (US)
Seller Inventory #
84521
Title
Rumor of War.
Author
CAPUTO, Philip
Format/binding
Paperback
Book condition
Used - Very Good
Binding
Paperback
Publisher
Holt, Rinehart and Winston,
Place of Publication
NY:
Date published
1977
Keywords
Military History, Vietnam War, SIGNED, ARCS
Bookseller catalogs
Military; Proofs and Advance Reading Copies;

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