A Rumor Of War: The Classic Vietnam Memoir (40Th Anniversary Edition)
- Publish Date: 2017-08-01
- Binding: Paperback
- Author: Philip Caputo
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The 40th anniversary edition of the classic Vietnam memoirfeatured in the PBS documentary series The Vietnam War by Ken Burns and Lynn Novickwith 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 historys ugliest wars, he returned homephysically whole but emotionally wasted, his youthful idealism forever gone.
A Rumor of War is far more than one soldiers story. Upon its publication in 1977, it shattered Americas 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
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