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A Rumor of War

A Rumor of War Book
Author : Philip Caputo
Publisher : Holt Paperbacks
Release : 2014-05-13
ISBN : 9781429959667
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The 40th anniversary edition of the classic Vietnam memoir—featured in the PBS documentary series The Vietnam War by Ken Burns and Lynn Novick—with a new foreword by Kevin Powers In March of 1965, Lieutenant Philip J. Caputo landed at Danang 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 far 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 the author writes, of "the things men do in war and the things war does to them." "Heartbreaking, terrifying, and enraging. It belongs to the literature of men at war." —Los Angeles Times Book Review

A Rumor of War

A Rumor of War Book
Author : Dennis Eugene Engleman
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 2001-12
ISBN : 9781928653073
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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A Rumor of War: Christ's Millennial Reign and the Rapture of His Church, is the most exhaustive and comprehensive Eastern Orthodox study available of the ageless teachings of Jesus Christ; the Apostles and the Fathers of the Church on this highly Controversial subject. The author clearly contrasts authentic Biblical and Patristic testimony with the unscriptural views common in modern Pre-millennialism, and shows why the "PreTrib" Protestant perspective is not only heretical but a dangerous and soul-threatening deception. This book is a must for those who have been confused or carried away by the hysteria of "Left Behind" teaching put forth by many televangelists and pastors of Protestant churches. A Rumor of War offers solid tools for understanding both what will and what will not happen before Jesus Christ returns. A Rumor of War includes: -- When does the Orthodox Church teach Christ's Millennial Reign begin? -- What are the two resurrections of mankind? When should they occur? -- Who is the "Strong Man" of the Bible, and how is he freed from his chains? -- Will Jesus Christ return secretly before the Great Tribulation begins? -- Are Christians to be on earth during the Last Days? -- The teachings of the Holy Fathers of the Church on "The Last Days"

Beyond the Quagmire

Beyond the Quagmire Book
Author : Geoffrey W. Jensen,Matthew M. Stith
Publisher : University of North Texas Press
Release : 2019-03-15
ISBN : 1574417584
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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In Beyond the Quagmire, thirteen scholars from across disciplines provide a series of provocative, important, and timely essays on the politics, combatants, and memory of the Vietnam War. Americans believed that they were supposed to win in Vietnam. As veteran and Pulitzer Prize-winning author Philip Caputo observed in A Rumor of War, “we carried, along with our packs and rifles, the implicit convictions that the Viet Cong would be quickly beaten and that we were doing something altogether noble and good.” By 1968, though, Vietnam looked less like World War II’s triumphant march and more like the brutal and costly stalemate in Korea. During that year, the United States paid dearly as nearly 17,000 perished fighting in a foreign land against an enemy that continued to frustrate them. Indeed, as Caputo noted, “We kept the packs and rifles; the convictions, we lost.” It was a time of deep introspection as questions over the legality of American involvement, political dishonesty, civil rights, counter-cultural ideas, and American overreach during the Cold War congealed in one place: Vietnam. Just as Americans fifty years ago struggled to understand the nation’s connection to Vietnam, scholars today, across disciplines, are working to come to terms with the long and bloody war—its politics, combatants, and how we remember it. The essays in Beyond the Quagmire pose new questions, offer new answers, and establish important lines of debate regarding social, political, military, and memory studies. The book is organized in three parts. Part 1 contains four chapters by scholars who explore the politics of war in the Vietnam era. In Part 2, five contributors offer chapters on Vietnam combatants with analyses of race, gender, environment, and Chinese intervention. Part 3 provides four innovative and timely essays on Vietnam in history and memory. In sum, Beyond the Quagmire pushes the interpretive boundaries of America’s involvement in Vietnam on the battlefield and off, and it will play a significant role in reshaping and reinvigorating Vietnam War historiography.

Exiles

Exiles Book
Author : Philip Caputo
Publisher : Vintage
Release : 2009-09-30
ISBN : 0307556026
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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In this startling new work of fiction, the acclaimed author of A Rumor of War creates three powerful dramas of dislocation, following his characters places they have no business being and into situations that are vastly—and dangerously—beyond their depth. In the Connecticut suburbs, a motherless young man suddenly becomes the beneficiary of a wealthy older couple, whose generosity has unsuspected motives and a sinister price. On an island in Australia's Torres Strait, an enigmatic castaway throws kinks into the local culture and sexual politics. And in the jungles of Vietnam, four American soldiers undertake a mystical search for a man-eating tiger. Filled with atmospheric tension, crackling with psychological observation, and evoking masters from Joseph Conrad to Robert Stone, Exiles is a riveting literary experience.

Horn of Africa

Horn of Africa Book
Author : Philip Caputo
Publisher : Holt Rinehart & Winston
Release : 1980
ISBN : 9780030421365
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Three men are chosen to smuggle arms into a primitive, barren wasteland--the Horn of Africa--in this story that reveals the dark side of human nature

War Literature and the Arts

War  Literature  and the Arts Book
Author : Anonim
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 2002
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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DelCorso s Gallery

DelCorso s Gallery Book
Author : Philip Caputo
Publisher : Vintage
Release : 2012-06-13
ISBN : 0307822052
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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A classic novel of Vietnam and its aftermath from Philip Caputo, whose Pulitzer Prize-winning memoir A Rumor of War is widely considered among the best ever written about the experience of war. At thirty-three, Nick DelCorso is an award-winning war photographer who has seen action and dodged bullets all over the world–most notably in Vietnam, where he served as an Army photographer and recorded combat scenes whose horrors have not yet faded in his memory. When he is called back to Vietnam on assignment during a North Vietnamese attempt to take Saigon, he is faced with a defining choice: should he honor the commitment he has made to his wife not to place himself in any more danger for the sake of his career, or follow his ambition back to the war-torn land that still haunts his dreams? What follows is a riveting story of war on two fronts, Saigon and Beirut, that will test DelCorso’s faith not only in himself, but in the nobler instincts of men.

Means of Escape

Means of Escape Book
Author : Philip Caputo
Publisher : Holt Paperbacks
Release : 2009-03-31
ISBN : 9781429921848
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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"A riveting memoir of years of living dangerously."—Kirkus Reviews For the countless readers who have admired Philip Caputo's classic memoir of Vietnam, A Rumor of War, here is his powerful recounting of his life and adventures, updated with a foreword that assesses the state of the world and the journalist's art. As a journalist, Caputo has covered many of the world's troubles, and in Means of Escape, he tells the reader in moving and clear-eyed prose how he made himself into a writer, traveler, and observer with the nerve to put himself at the center of the world's conflicts. As a young reporter he investigated the Mafia in Chicago, earning acclaim as well as threats against his safety. Later, he rode camels through the desert and enjoyed Bedouin hospitality, was kidnapped and held captive by Islamic extremists, and was targeted and hit by sniper fire in Beirut, with memories of Vietnam never far from the surface. And after it all, he went into Afghanistan. Caputo's goal has always been to bear witness to the crimes, ambitions, fears, ferocities, and hopes of humanity. With Means of Escape, he has done so.

WLA

WLA Book
Author : Anonim
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 2000
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The Winter Marines

The Winter Marines Book
Author : Allen Glick
Publisher : Bantam
Release : 1987
ISBN : 9780553267990
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Recounts nineteen-year-old David Schrader's initiation into the brutalities of war in Vietnam and his numbing isolation when he returns home, an isolation only relieved by the friendship of fellow survivor, Mingo Calderone

Indian Country

Indian Country Book
Author : Philip Caputo
Publisher : Vintage
Release : 2012-06-13
ISBN : 0307822060
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Indian Country is a sweeping, brave and compassionate story from one of our most acclaimed chroniclers of the Vietnam experience. Christian Starkmann follows his boyhood friend, an Ojibwa Indian called Bonny George, from the wilderness of Michigan’s Upper Peninsula, where they roamed, hunted and fished in their youths, to the wilderness of Vietnam, where they serve as soldiers in the same platoon. After returning home from the war, his friend buried on the battlefield he left behind, Christian begins to make a life for himself. Yet years later, although he is happily married to June, a good-hearted social worker, and has two daughters, Christian is still fighting--with the searing memories of combat, with the paranoid visions that are clouding his marriage and threatening his career, and most of all with the ghost of Bonny George, who haunts his dreams and presses him to come to terms with a secret so powerful it could destroy everything he has built.

Saturday Review

Saturday Review Book
Author : Anonim
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 1977-04
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Vietnam War

Vietnam War Book
Author : Kevin Hillstrom,Laurie Collier Hillstrom,Diane M. Sawinski
Publisher : UXL
Release : 2001
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Provides information about the Vietnam War as well as excerpts from speeches and memoirs of those involved, including Ho Chih Minh, Richard Nixon, Walter Cronkite, James Stockdale, and Phuong Hoang.

When War Becomes Personal

When War Becomes Personal Book
Author : Donald Anderson
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 2008-09-15
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Donald Anderson, a former U.S. Air Force officer, has compiled a haunting anthology of personal essays and short memoirs that span more than 100 years of warfare. Alvord White Clements—himself a veteran of the Second World War—introduces his grandfather Isaac N. Clements’s Civil War memoir; the novelist Paul West writes of his father, a British veteran of World War I, as well as of his own boyhood recollections of the London Blitz. John Wolfe details the life-changing and life-threatening injuries he sustained in Vietnam and the hallucinations he experienced afterward. Second Gulf War veteran Jason Armagost traces his journey to Iraq through the history of literature and the books he brought with him to the war zone. The thirteen essays in When War Becomes Personal tell the enduring truths of battle, stripping away much of the romance, myth, and fantasy. Soldiers more than anyone know what they are capable of destroying; when they write about war, they are trying to preserve the world.

The United States and the Legacy of the Vietnam War

The United States and the Legacy of the Vietnam War Book
Author : Jon Roper,Saki Dockrill
Publisher : Global Conflict and Security S
Release : 2007-10-17
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The Vietnam War ended over thirty years ago. Yet, it continues as a cultural reference point, shaping contemporary American society and culture, its impact felt in many different contexts. Vietnam precipitated a crisis in national self-confidence and a breakdown in political consensus out of which new ideological perspectives, including neo-conservatism, emerged. This book offers fresh perspectives on a defining event in "the American Century", examining its historical and political significance as well as its continuing cultural relevance.

Daily Report

Daily Report Book
Author : Anonim
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 1986-04
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Encyclopedia of War and American Society

Encyclopedia of War and American Society Book
Author : Peter Karsten
Publisher : SAGE Publications, Incorporated
Release : 2005-11-18
ISBN : 9780761930976
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The impact of war on American society has been extensive throughout our nation's history. War has transformed economic patterns, government policy, public sentiments, social trends and cultural expression. SAGE Reference is proud to announce the Encyclopedia of War and American Society. This Encyclopedia is a comprehensive, highly-credentialed multidisciplinary historical work that examines the numerous ways wars affect societies. The three volumes cover a wide range of general thematic categories, issues, and topics that address not only the geopolitical effects of war, but also show how the U.S. engagement in national and international conflicts has affected the social and cultural arena. Key Features Explores and analyzes three types of effects of war—direct effects, interactive relationships, and indirect effects—to illustrate the range of connections between war and American society Probes the correlations between our wartime expeditions and the experiences of the greater American society not limited to just the war years but also demonstrates how the wartime event impacted society after the conflicts ended Offers readers a host of documents including passages from letters, diaries, autobiographies, official documents, novels, poems, songs, and cartoons, as well as images, graphs, and a number of tables of relevant data, surveys, and public opinion polls to extend their research capabilities Concentrates mostly on the last 100 years to give more coverage on this often neglected wartime era Key Themes Arts and Culture Civil-Military Relations Economy and Labor Education (both military and civilian) Environment and Health Journalism and Media Law and Justice Military Leaders and Figures Planning, Command and Control Race, Gender, and Ethnicity Religion Science and Technology Veterans' Issues and Experiences The Wars themselves and their civilian and military leaders The Encyclopedia of War and American Society is a must-have reference for all academic libraries as well as a welcome addition to any social science reference collection.

Words of War

Words of War Book
Author : Boston Publishing Company
Publisher : Time Life Education
Release : 1988
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Includes both fiction and nonfiction showing the American viewpoint of the Vietnam War and its aftermath

Proceedings

Proceedings Book
Author : United States Naval Institute
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 2021-05-09
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Vietnam in American Literature

Vietnam in American Literature Book
Author : Philip H. Melling,Senior Lecturer in American Studies Philip H Melling
Publisher : Twayne Pub
Release : 1990
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Book Description :

Examines American writings on the Vietnam War from 1971 to the present and relates these works to the Puritan heritage