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A Rumor Of War

A Rumor of War PDF
Author: Philip Caputo
Publisher: Random House
Release: 2014-08-11
ISBN: 1473507146
Size: 47.29 MB
Format: PDF, Mobi
Category : History
Languages : un
Pages : 384
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A Rumor Of War

by Philip Caputo, A Rumor Of War Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download A Rumor Of War books, The first memoir of the Vietnam War and an all-time classic of war literature |40TH ANNIVERSARY EDITION| In March 1965, Marine Lieutenant 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 but emotionally destroyed, his youthful idealism shattered. A decade later, having reported first-hand the very final hours of the war, Caputo sat down to write ‘simply a story about war, about the things men do in war and the things war does to them’. It is widely regarded as one of the greatest war memoirs of all time. ____________________ ‘A singular and marvellous work – a soldier’s-eye account that tells us, as no other book that I can think of has done, what it was actually like to be fighting in this hellish jungle’ The New York Times ‘Unparalleled in its honesty, unapologetic in its candour and singular in its insights into the minds and hearts of men in combat, this book is as powerful to read today as the day it was published in 1977. Caputo has more than earned his place beside Sassoon, Owen, Vonnegut, and Heller’ Kevin Powers ‘To call this the best book about Vietnam is to trivialize it. A Rumour of War is a dangerous and even subversive book, the first to insist that readers asks themselves the questions: How would I have acted? To what lengths would I have gone to survive? A terrifying book, it will make the strongest among us weep’ Los Angeles Times Book Review ‘Caputo’s troubled, searching meditations on the love and the hate of war, on fear and the ambivalent discord warfare can create in the hearts of decent men are amongst the most eloquent I have read in modern literature’ New York Review of Books ‘Superb. At times it is hard to remember that this is not a novel’ New Statesman



A Rumor Of War

A Rumor of War PDF
Author: Philip Caputo
Publisher: Holt Paperbacks
Release: 2014-05-13
ISBN: 9781429959667
Size: 60.72 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
Category : History
Languages : en
Pages : 384
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by Philip Caputo, A Rumor Of War Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download A Rumor Of War books, 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



Der Sympathisant

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Author: Viet Thanh Nguyen
Publisher: Karl Blessing Verlag
Release: 2017-08-14
ISBN: 3641207894
Size: 26.90 MB
Format: PDF, ePub
Category : Fiction
Languages : de
Pages : 528
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Der Sympathisant

by Viet Thanh Nguyen, Der Sympathisant Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Der Sympathisant books, »Meisterhaft. DER SYMPATHISANT ist zum Klassiker bestimmt.« T.C. Boyle Im April 1975 wird eine Gruppe südvietnamesischer Offiziere unter dramatischen Bedingungen aus Saigon in die USA geflogen. Darunter ein als Adjutant getarnter kommunistischer Spion. In Los Angeles soll er weiterhin ein Auge auf die politischen Gegner haben, ringt jedoch immer mehr mit seinem Doppelleben, den Absurditäten des Spionagewesens, der Konsumgesellschaft und seiner eigenen Identität: “Ich bin ein Spion, ein Schläfer, ein Maulwurf, ein Mann mit zwei Gesichtern. Da ist es vielleicht kein Wunder, dass ich auch ein Mann mit zwei Seelen bin.“ Ein literarischer Polit-Thriller über den Vietnamkrieg und seine Folgen, eine meisterhafte Aufarbeitung über die Missverständnisse zwischen Kapitalismus und Kommunismus, ein schillerndes Werk über das Scheitern von Idealen, ein bravouröser Roman über die universelle Erfahrung von Verlust, Flucht und Vertreibung.



Heimat

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Author: Nora Krug
Publisher: Verlagsgruppe Random House GmbH
Release: 2018-08-27
ISBN: 3641221757
Size: 74.10 MB
Format: PDF
Category : Biography & Autobiography
Languages : de
Pages : 288
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Heimat

by Nora Krug, Heimat Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Heimat books, „Wie kann man verstehen, wer man ist, wenn man nicht weiß, woher man kommt?“ Sie lebt seit über 12 Jahren in New York, ist verheiratet mit einem amerikanischen Juden und fühlt sich deutscher als jemals zuvor. Woher kommt das? Und wer ist sie eigentlich? Die preisgekrönte, 1977 in Karlsruhe geborene Autorin und Illustratorin Nora Krug fragt sich, was Heimat für sie bedeutet, und unternimmt eine literarisch-grafische Spurensuche in der Vergangenheit ihrer Familie: Was hatte Großvaters Fahrschule mit dem jüdischen Unternehmer zu tun, dessen Chauffeur er vor dem Krieg gewesen war? Und was sagen die mit Hakenkreuzen dekorierten Schulaufsätze über ihren Onkel, der mit 18 Jahren im Zweiten Weltkrieg fiel? Ihre gezeichneten und handgeschriebenen Bildergeschichten fügt Krug mit Fotografien, Archiv- und Flohmarktfunden zu einem völlig neuen Ganzen zusammen. „Heimat“ ist ein einzigartiges Erinnerungskunstwerk, in dem Familiengeschichte auf Zeitgeschichte trifft. Ein Graphic Memoir, lebendig, wahr und poetisch erzählt. Dieses eBook beinhaltet farbige Abbildungen und Illustrationen mit handgeletterten Texten. Es ist für die Darstellung auf Tablets optimiert.



Crossers

Crossers PDF
Author: Philip Caputo
Publisher: Vintage
Release: 2009-10-06
ISBN: 0307272982
Size: 73.28 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
Category : Fiction
Languages : un
Pages : 464
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Crossers

by Philip Caputo, Crossers Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Crossers books, When Gil Castle loses his wife, he retreats to his family’s sprawling homestead out west, a forsaken part of the country where drug lords have more power than police. Here Castle begins to rebuild his life, even as he uncovers some dark truths about his fearsome grandfather. When a Mexican illegal shows up at the ranch, terrified after a border-crossing drug deal gone bad, Castle agrees to take him in. Yet his act of generosity sets off a flood of violence and vengeance, a fierce reminder that we never truly escape our history. Spanning three generations of an Arizona family, Crossers is a blistering novel about the brutality and beauty of life on the border.



Die Zenturionen

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Author: Jean Lartéguy
Publisher:
Release: 1961
ISBN: 9783801300807
Size: 26.73 MB
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Languages : en
Pages : 576
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by Jean Lartéguy, Die Zenturionen Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Die Zenturionen books,



Vom Alten Schlag

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Author: E.B. Sledge
Publisher: Riva Verlag
Release: 2013-11-04
ISBN: 3864134110
Size: 41.90 MB
Format: PDF
Category : History
Languages : de
Pages : 350
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Vom Alten Schlag

by E.B. Sledge, Vom Alten Schlag Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Vom Alten Schlag books, Eugene B. Sledge diente als Soldat im 3. Bataillon, 5. Kompanie der berühmten 1. US-Marineinfanteriedivision – der ältesten, ruhmreichsten und größten aktiven Division des US Marine Corps. Im Zweiten Weltkrieg wurde der 20-Jährige an die Front im Pazifik geschickt, wo er an den Gefechten der amerikanischen Armee gegen die Japaner um Peleliu und Okinawa teilnahm. In diesem Buch beschreibt Sledge auf klare und erschütternd nüchterne Weise die Erfahrungen eines Marines an der Front im Pazifik. Die Grausamkeit und Brutalität des Krieges sind darin ebenso festgehalten wie das Gefühl aufrichtiger Kameradschaft, schonungslose Schilderungen wüster Kämpfe sowie rührende Momentaufnahmen am Rande des Geschehens. Ein einzigartiges Dokument des Schreckens und ein weltbekannter Klassiker der Kriegsliteratur.



Means Of Escape

Means of Escape PDF
Author: Philip Caputo
Publisher: Holt Paperbacks
Release: 2009-03-31
ISBN: 9781429921848
Size: 32.74 MB
Format: PDF, ePub
Category : Biography & Autobiography
Languages : un
Pages : 400
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Means Of Escape

by Philip Caputo, Means Of Escape Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Means Of Escape books, "A riveting memoir of years of living dangerously."—Kirkus Reviews For the countless readers who have admired Philip Caputo's classic memoir of Vietnam, A Rumor of War, here is his powerful recounting of his life and adventures, updated with a foreword that assesses the state of the world and the journalist's art. As a journalist, Caputo has covered many of the world's troubles, and in Means of Escape, he tells the reader in moving and clear-eyed prose how he made himself into a writer, traveler, and observer with the nerve to put himself at the center of the world's conflicts. As a young reporter he investigated the Mafia in Chicago, earning acclaim as well as threats against his safety. Later, he rode camels through the desert and enjoyed Bedouin hospitality, was kidnapped and held captive by Islamic extremists, and was targeted and hit by sniper fire in Beirut, with memories of Vietnam never far from the surface. And after it all, he went into Afghanistan. Caputo's goal has always been to bear witness to the crimes, ambitions, fears, ferocities, and hopes of humanity. With Means of Escape, he has done so.



Philip Caputo S A Rumor Of War

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Author: John Sacret Young
Publisher:
Release: 1979
ISBN:
Size: 45.55 MB
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Languages : un
Pages : 438
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Philip Caputo S A Rumor Of War

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10 000 Days Of Thunder

10 000 Days of Thunder PDF
Author: Philip Caputo
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Release: 2011-11-15
ISBN: 1442444541
Size: 34.95 MB
Format: PDF
Category : Juvenile Nonfiction
Languages : un
Pages : 128
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10 000 Days Of Thunder

by Philip Caputo, 10 000 Days Of Thunder Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download 10 000 Days Of Thunder books, It was the war that lasted ten thousand days. The war that inspired scores of songs. The war that sparked dozens of riots. And in this stirring chronicle, Pulitzer Prize- winning journalist Philip Caputo writes about our country's most controversial war -- the Vietnam War -- for young readers. From the first stirrings of unrest in Vietnam under French colonial rule, to American intervention, to the battle at Hamburger Hill, to the Tet Offensive, to the fall of Saigon, 10,000 Days of Thunder explores the war that changed the lives of a generation of Americans and that still reverberates with us today. Included within 10,000 Days of Thunder are personal anecdotes from soldiers and civilians, as well as profiles and accounts of the actions of many historical luminaries, both American and Vietnamese, involved in the Vietnam War, such as Richard M. Nixon, General William C. Westmoreland, Ho Chi Minh, Joe Galloway, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Lyndon B. Johnson, and General Vo Nguyen Giap. Caputo also explores the rise of Communism in Vietnam, the roles that women played on the battlefield, the antiwar movement at home, the participation of Vietnamese villagers in the war, as well as the far-reaching impact of the war's aftermath. Caputo's dynamic narrative is highlighted by stunning photographs and key campaign and battlefield maps, making 10,000 Days of Thunder THE consummate book on the Vietnam War for kids.