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Rumor of War

Caputo, Philip

ISBN 10: 003017631X / ISBN 13: 9780030176319
Editorial: Henry Holt & Co, New York, New York, U.S.A., 1977
Condición: Very Good Encuadernación de tapa dura
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small size previous owner's name on cover page, well worn edges of wrapper. , for detailed description and photos please contact us. N° de ref. de la librería 100141

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Título: Rumor of War

Editorial: Henry Holt & Co, New York, New York, U.S.A.

Año de publicación: 1977

Encuadernación: Hardcover

Condición del libro: Very Good

Condición de la sobrecubierta: Very Good

Edición: 1st Edition

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In March 1965, Marine Lieutnant Philip J. Caputo landed in 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 is far more then that. It is, as Theodore Solotaroff wrote in the New York Times Book Review, 'the troubled conscience of America speaking passionately, truthfully, finally'. It is 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 to rank alongside All Quiet on the Western Front and The Naked and the Dead.

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"A singular and marvelous work." -- The New York Times
"Compelling . . . A thoroughly honest view of what the experience of Vietnam meant to a young college graduate, a 'gung-ho' lieutenant in the marine corps who enlisted for the 'heroic experience' of war . . . It is the most eloquent statement yet on what Vietnam was for the lower echelons who had to do the dirty work." -- Seattle Times
"Heartbreaking, terrifying, and enraging . . . It will make the strongest among us weep."
-- Los Angeles Times

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