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The Resource A rumor of war : with a twentieth anniversary postscript by the author, Philip Caputo

A rumor of war : with a twentieth anniversary postscript by the author, Philip Caputo

Label
A rumor of war : with a twentieth anniversary postscript by the author
Title
A rumor of war
Title remainder
with a twentieth anniversary postscript by the author
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
TEFOD
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 1996eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Caputo, Philip
  • Caputo, Philip
  • United States
  • United States
  • Vietnam War (1961-1975)
  • Vietnam War, 1961-1975
  • Soldiers
  • United States
Label
A rumor of war : with a twentieth anniversary postscript by the author, Philip Caputo
Link
Instantiates
Publication
Note
"An Owl book."
Antecedent source
unknown
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The splendid little war -- The officer in charge of the dead -- In Death's grey land
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
First edition.
Extent
1 online resource (xxi, 356 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781429959667
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
7EF2CAB6-D091-484D-A821-3FA7D2FF21B1
System control number
  • 2239902
  • (OCoLC)861699052
  • ocn861699052
  • 2239902
Label
A rumor of war : with a twentieth anniversary postscript by the author, Philip Caputo
Link
Publication
Note
"An Owl book."
Antecedent source
unknown
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The splendid little war -- The officer in charge of the dead -- In Death's grey land
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
First edition.
Extent
1 online resource (xxi, 356 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781429959667
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
7EF2CAB6-D091-484D-A821-3FA7D2FF21B1
System control number
  • 2239902
  • (OCoLC)861699052
  • ocn861699052
  • 2239902

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