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A Rumor Of War

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Author: Philip Caputo
Publisher: Random House
Release: 2014-08-11
ISBN: 1473507146
Size: 63.37 MB
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Category : History
Languages : en
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: 72.30 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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



Krieg Ohne Fronten

Krieg ohne Fronten PDF
Author: Bernd Greiner
Publisher:
Release: 2007
ISBN:
Size: 35.15 MB
Format: PDF
Category : United States
Languages : de
Pages : 595
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Means Of Escape

Means of Escape PDF
Author: Philip Caputo
Publisher: Holt Paperbacks
Release: 2009-03-31
ISBN: 9781429921848
Size: 67.76 MB
Format: PDF
Category : Biography & Autobiography
Languages : en
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.



Der Sympathisant

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Author: Viet Thanh Nguyen
Publisher: Karl Blessing Verlag
Release: 2017-08-14
ISBN: 3641207894
Size: 58.54 MB
Format: PDF
Category : Fiction
Languages : de
Pages : 528
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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.



Philip Caputo S A Rumor Of War

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Author: John Sacret Young
Publisher:
Release: 1979
ISBN:
Size: 10.19 MB
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Languages : en
Pages : 438
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Horn Of Africa

Horn of Africa PDF
Author: Philip Caputo
Publisher: Vintage
Release: 2012-06-13
ISBN: 0307822079
Size: 66.31 MB
Format: PDF
Category : Fiction
Languages : en
Pages : 496
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Horn Of Africa

by Philip Caputo, Horn Of Africa Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Horn Of Africa books, When Vietnam veteran and foreign correspondent Charlie Gage is recruited by the shadowy Thomas Colfax to assist with something called Operation Atropos, he has no idea he is about to be enlisted for guerilla warfare in northeast Africa. Once he realizes he’s a mercenary, however, he is not at all concerned. Ever since his young secretary was killed by a grenade at their bureau office in Beirut a couple of years before, he has lost all volition. Which is why he so readily capitulates not only to Colfax, but also, and more dangerously so, to every command of Jeremy Nordstrand, the mystical megalomaniac determined to achieve greatness on their seemingly suicidal mission. Set in the forsaken yet exotic deserts of Ethiopia, Horn of Africa is a vividly detailed and masterfully plotted novel chronicling a broken man’s struggle for salvation and inner freedom in the midst of a broken nation’s fight for stability and peace.



A Rumor Of War

A Rumor of War PDF
Author: Philip Caputo
Publisher: Holt Paperbacks
Release: 1996-11-15
ISBN: 9780805046953
Size: 12.75 MB
Format: PDF, Mobi
Category : History
Languages : en
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 classic Vietnam memoir, as relevant today as it was almost thirty years ago. In March of 1965, Marine Lieutenent 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



Crossers

Crossers PDF
Author: Philip Caputo
Publisher: Vintage
Release: 2009-10-06
ISBN: 0307272982
Size: 71.90 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
Category : Fiction
Languages : en
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.



Vietnam

Vietnam PDF
Author: Al Santoli
Publisher: Ballantine Books
Release: 1985-10-01
ISBN: 9780345329684
Size: 44.68 MB
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Languages : en
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by Al Santoli, Vietnam Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Vietnam books,