A Rumor of War: The Classic Vietnam Memoir (40th Anniversary Edition) by Philip Caputo

A Rumor of War: The Classic Vietnam Memoir (40th Anniversary Edition)

byPhilip CaputoForeword byKevin Powers

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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

Title:A Rumor of War: The Classic Vietnam Memoir (40th Anniversary Edition)Format:Kobo ebookPublished:May 13, 2014Publisher:Henry Holt and Co.Language:English

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ISBN - 10:1429959665

ISBN - 13:9781429959667

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Dont' Lets this Book out of your Sights! I bought this book through Chapters.ca (very fast, delivery in less than 4 days) and I have only read the first three pages. But my father picked it up before me, and he isn't giving it back. He completely hooked... and he never reads. Trust me. NEVER. It tells the story of a Vietnam vet. Very real. Gruesome. Informative. Get it!
Date published: 2000-06-14

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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 PowersIn 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