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A rumor of war, Philip Caputo

Label
A rumor of war
Title
A rumor of war
Statement of responsibility
Philip Caputo
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In March of 1965, Marine Lieutenant Philip J. Caputo landed at 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 was far more than that. It was, as Theodore Solotaroff wrote in The New York Times Book Review, "the troubled conscience of America speaking passionately, truthfully, finally." It was 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. As William Broyles--himself a decorated Marine veteran of Vietnam--wrote in Texas Monthly, "Not since Siegfried Sassoon's classic of World War I, Memoirs of an Infantry Officer, has there been a war memoir so obviously true, and so disturbingly honest."
Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Caputo, Philip
Dewey number
959.704/38
Index
no index present
LC call number
DS559.5
LC item number
.C36 1996
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Caputo, Philip
  • Vietnam War, 1961-1975
  • Soldiers
  • United States
Label
A rumor of war, Philip Caputo
Instantiates
Publication
Note
"An Owl book"
Contents
Splendid little war -- Officer in charge of the dead -- Death's grey land
Control code
ocm34564956
Dimensions
21 cm.
Edition
lst ed.
Extent
xxi, 356 p.
Isbn
9780805046953
Lccn
96019314
System control number
(OCoLC)34564956
Label
A rumor of war, Philip Caputo
Publication
Note
"An Owl book"
Contents
Splendid little war -- Officer in charge of the dead -- Death's grey land
Control code
ocm34564956
Dimensions
21 cm.
Edition
lst ed.
Extent
xxi, 356 p.
Isbn
9780805046953
Lccn
96019314
System control number
(OCoLC)34564956

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