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A Rumor of War

A Rumor of War Book
Author : Philip Caputo
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 1978
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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A closeup look at the American experience in the Vietnam war.

Vietnam

Vietnam Book
Author : Al Santoli,Peter Goldman,Tony Fuller,Philip Caputo
Publisher : Ballantine Books
Release : 1985-10-01
ISBN : 9780345329684
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Download Vietnam book written by Al Santoli,Peter Goldman,Tony Fuller,Philip Caputo, available in PDF, EPUB, and Kindle, or read full book online anywhere and anytime. Compatible with any devices.

A Rumor of War

A Rumor of War Book
Author : Philip Caputo
Publisher : Holt Paperbacks
Release : 1996-11-15
ISBN : 9780805046953
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The classic Vietnam memoir, as relevant today as it was almost thirty years ago. 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

Philip Caputo s A Rumor of War

Philip Caputo s A Rumor of War Book
Author : John Sacret Young,Philip Caputo
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 1979
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Download Philip Caputo s A Rumor of War book written by John Sacret Young,Philip Caputo, available in PDF, EPUB, and Kindle, or read full book online anywhere and anytime. Compatible with any devices.

The Soldier s Perspective in A Rumor of War

The Soldier s Perspective in A Rumor of War Book
Author : Kyla Haime
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 2009
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Tim O'Brien and Michael Herr, two very famous Vietnam War writers, seem to have gotten war narrative theorists to conclude that Vietnam War Literature cannot be cohesive since the war itself is fragmented. Philip Caputo's memoir, A Rumor of War, seems to have taken these components of war and has carefully sewn them together to provide his reader's with a cohesive, truthful, and compelling war narrative. In O'Brien's narrative, The Things They Carried, facts are given and then called into question, making the reader wonder if any of it is true. In his narrative, Dispatches, Herr makes the reader piece together his scattered statements to gain an understanding. Caputo does the opposite of these two writers. Caputo's statements are not scattered but placed together to form a flowing cohesiveness but still showing how fragmented life was in Vietnam for the soldiers who fought there. I will be discussing each component and then looking at how they are so nicely sewn together to form Caputo's cohesive narrative. The components that I will be looking at are language, emotional/psychological toll, dream sequences, history, and flashbacks. There is also an important part of the narrative where the narrative itself becomes fragmented, as though we are looking through a camera, complete with the clicks that go with it. Each component is interesting to look at by itself but it is also interesting to look at how they fit together. There are also other little tidbits throughout the memoir that are seemingly important to the narrative, so those pieces will also be discussed. Caputo's memoir allows the reader to grasp a deeper understanding of a soldier in war.

A Rumor Of War

A Rumor Of War Book
Author : Elbert Nogueira
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 2021-05-27
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The Vietnam War, also known as the Second Indochina War, [55] was a conflict in Vietnam, Laos, and Cambodia from 1 November 1955[A 1] to the fall of Saigon on 30 April 1975.[8] It was the second of the Indochina Wars and was officially fought between North Vietnam and South Vietnam. North Vietnam was supported by the Soviet Union, China, [12], and other communist allies; South Vietnam was supported by the United States, South Korea, the Philippines, Australia, Thailand, and other anti-communist allies.[56][57] The war, considered a Cold War-era proxy war by some, [58] lasted 19 years, with direct U.S. involvement ending in 1973, and included the Laotian Civil War and the Cambodian Civil War, which ended with all three countries becoming communist in 1975. Uncover the gritty, real-life story of a Vietnam combat veteran. With an engaging and authentic retelling of his experiences as an infantry soldier of the B Co., 1/5th 1st Cavalry Division in the Vietnam War, this gripping account details the life and struggles of war in a strange and foreign country.

10 000 Days of Thunder

10 000 Days of Thunder Book
Author : Philip Caputo
Publisher : Simon and Schuster
Release : 2011-11-15
ISBN : 1442444541
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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It was the war that lasted ten thousand days. The war that inspired scores of songs. The war that sparked dozens of riots. And in this stirring chronicle, Pulitzer Prize- winning journalist Philip Caputo writes about our country's most controversial war -- the Vietnam War -- for young readers. From the first stirrings of unrest in Vietnam under French colonial rule, to American intervention, to the battle at Hamburger Hill, to the Tet Offensive, to the fall of Saigon, 10,000 Days of Thunder explores the war that changed the lives of a generation of Americans and that still reverberates with us today. Included within 10,000 Days of Thunder are personal anecdotes from soldiers and civilians, as well as profiles and accounts of the actions of many historical luminaries, both American and Vietnamese, involved in the Vietnam War, such as Richard M. Nixon, General William C. Westmoreland, Ho Chi Minh, Joe Galloway, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Lyndon B. Johnson, and General Vo Nguyen Giap. Caputo also explores the rise of Communism in Vietnam, the roles that women played on the battlefield, the antiwar movement at home, the participation of Vietnamese villagers in the war, as well as the far-reaching impact of the war's aftermath. Caputo's dynamic narrative is highlighted by stunning photographs and key campaign and battlefield maps, making 10,000 Days of Thunder THE consummate book on the Vietnam War for kids.

Means of Escape

Means of Escape Book
Author : Philip Caputo
Publisher : Holt Paperbacks
Release : 2009-03-31
ISBN : 1429921846
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.

Means of Escape

Means of Escape Book
Author : Philip Caputo
Publisher : Harpercollins
Release : 1991
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The author of A Rumor of War recounts his harrowing tales of life as a foreign correspondent (SEE QUOTE)

Horn of Africa

Horn of Africa Book
Author : Philip Caputo
Publisher : Laurel
Release : 1983-09
ISBN : 9780440336754
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

In the Shadows of the Morning

In the Shadows of the Morning Book
Author : Philip Caputo
Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield
Release : 2014-05-06
ISBN : 1493012282
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Philip Caputo's passion for travel and adventure was inspired by the works of Joseph Conrad, Jack London, and Herman Melville, and through the years this passion led to a rugged writer's life, filled with hair-raising experiences in the jungles of Vietnam, the rubble of Beirut, and the savannas of Africa. In the Shadows of the Morning collects Caputo's essays for the first time, each imbued with the powerful and memorable writing for which he has become so well known. In "The Ahab Complex," Caputo recalls a life-and-death struggle with a majestic giant blue marlin off the coast of Florida whose quarter-ton body "lit up as if a gigantic light had flashed in the water." He recounts his travels in Kenya's largest national park among the only lions to have a natural tendency to stalk and eat human beings, and where the accounts of their gruesome escapades invaded his dreams. In the title piece, he reflects on a harrowing trip down the Alaskan river that nearly claimed his son's life, nature's indifference to human loss, and an evocative account of letting go. In the Shadows of the Morning is a fascinating journey through a lifetime of profound experiences. Adventurers and lovers of great writing will welcome this collection of finely crafted essays by one of America's most gifted writers.

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.

On the Borders of Hiroshima

On the Borders of Hiroshima Book
Author : Cranston Knight
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 1998-08-01
ISBN : 9780965176811
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Download On the Borders of Hiroshima book written by Cranston Knight, available in PDF, EPUB, and Kindle, or read full book online anywhere and anytime. Compatible with any devices.

Indian Country

Indian Country Book
Author : Philip Caputo
Publisher : Vintage Books
Release : 2004
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Emotionally and psychologically shattered by his combat experience in Southeast Asia, Chris Starkmann returns from Vietnam, and his inability to cope with postwar civilian life threatens to destroy his marriage and family. Reprint.

Delcorsos Gallery

Delcorsos Gallery Book
Author : Philip Caputo
Publisher : Harper Perennial
Release : 1991-10-23
ISBN : 9780060986063
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.

The Cat From Hue

The Cat From Hue Book
Author : John Laurence
Publisher : Hachette UK
Release : 2008-08-05
ISBN : 0786724684
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Winner of the Overseas Press Club Cornelius Ryan Award John Laurence covered the Vietnam war for CBS News from its early days, through the bloody battle of Hue in 1968, to the Cambodian invasion. He was judged by his colleagues to be the best television reporter of the war, however, the traumatic stories Laurence covered became a personal burden that he carried long after the war was over. In this evocative, unflinching memoir, laced with humor, anger, love, and the unforgettable story of Mé a cat rescued from the battle of Hue, Laurence recalls coming of age during the war years as a journalist and as a man. Along the way, he clarifies the murky history of the war and the role that journalists played in altering its course. The Cat from Huéi> has earned passionate acclaim from many of the most renowned journalists and writers about the war, as well as from military officers and war veterans, book reviewers, and readers. This book will stand with Michael Herr's Dispatches, Philip Caputo's A Rumor of War, and Neil Sheehan's A Bright, Shining Lie as one of the best books ever written about Vietnam-and about war generally.

Acts of Faith

Acts of Faith Book
Author : Philip Caputo
Publisher : Vintage
Release : 2006
ISBN : 0375725970
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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A disparate group of men and women confronts their own individual moral crises, fears, and physical dangers as they work to alleviate the hardships and suffering caused by civil war and famine in contemporary Sudan. Reader's Guide available. Reprint. 60,000 first printing.

Crossers

Crossers Book
Author : Philip Caputo
Publisher : Vintage
Release : 2010
ISBN : 0375725989
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The Pulitzer Prize-winning author of A Rumor of War presents a tale inspired by the brutality and beauty of life on the Arizona-Mexico border where September 11 widower Gil Castle finds his efforts to heal challenged by dark truths about his fearsome grandfather and retaliations against his act of kindness. Reprint.

Exiles

Exiles Book
Author : Philip Caputo
Publisher : Knopf
Release : 1997
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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A trio of short novels, set respectively in suburban Connecticut, Australia's Torres Straits, and the Vietnam jungle, explores the universal experience of not belonging in a place or situation. 25,000 first printing.