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A Rumor of War

The Classic Vietnam Memoir

Philip Caputo

Fortieth Anniversary Edition
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. 168 more words


A Realization of War

“Let me tell you guys a story,” said the old man. He spoke with a twinkle in his eyes and a voice that was gruff but laced with the mysterious grains of a thousand experiences. 706 more words


Review: A Rumor of War by Philip Caputo

“Death is a pleasure. The big D is the world’s most powerful narcotic, the ultimate anaesthetic.”
~Philip Caputo, A Rumor of War

Plot summary

“In March of 1965, Marine Lieutenant Philip J.

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