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A Rumor of War

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Published:
[S.l.]: Henry Holt and Co., 2014.
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384 pages
Rating:
General adult.
Status:
Available Online
Description

The 40th anniversary edition of the classic Vietnam memoir--featured in the PBS documentary series The Vietnam Wa r 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

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Language:
English
ISBN:
9781429959667

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The classic Vietnam memoir, as relevant today as it was almost thirty years ago. In March of 1965, Marine Lieutenant 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
Target Audience
General adult.
Citations
APA Citation (style guide)

Caputo, P., & Powers, K. (2014). A Rumor of War. [S.l.]: Henry Holt and Co.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

Caputo, Philip and Kevin. Powers. 2014. A Rumor of War. [S.l.]: Henry Holt and Co.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities Citation (style guide)

Caputo, Philip and Kevin. Powers, A Rumor of War. [S.l.]: Henry Holt and Co, 2014.

MLA Citation (style guide)

Caputo, Philip, and Kevin Powers. A Rumor of War. [S.l.]: Henry Holt and Co, 2014.

Note! Citation formats are based on standards as of July 2010. Citations contain only title, author, edition, publisher, and year published. Citations should be used as a guideline and should be double checked for accuracy.
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