A Rumor of War

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  • Edition: Reprint
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 11/15/1996
  • Publisher: Holt Paperbacks

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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"

Author Biography

After serving in Vietnam, Philip Caputo worked at the Chicago Tribune, where he was part of a Pulitzer Prize-winning team of journalists covering election fraud. He went on to become a correspondent covering the Middle East and the Soviet Union. Caputo also has written five novels and a second volume of memoir.

Table of Contents

Prologuep. xiii
The Splendid Little Warp. 1
The Officer in Charge of the Deadp. 151
In Death's Grey Landp. 209
Epiloguep. 338
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