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    Description"A singular and marvelous work." -- The New York Times"Compelling . . . A thoroughly honest view of what the experience of Vietnam meant to a young college graduate, a 'gung-ho' lieutenant in the marine corps who enlisted for the 'heroic experience' of war . . . It is the most eloquent statement yet on what Vietnam was for the lower echelons who had to do the dirty work." -- Seattle Times"Heartbreaking, terrifying, and enraging . . . It will make the strongest among us weep."-- Los Angeles Times


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    Title
    A Rumor of War
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Philip Caputo
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 356
    Width: 140 mm
    Height: 211 mm
    Thickness: 25 mm
    Weight: 249 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780805046953
    ISBN 10: 080504695X
    Classifications

    BIC E4L: GEN
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: F1.1
    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC subject category V2: FA
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    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    Ingram Subject Code: BA
    Libri: I-BA
    DC22: B
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 08
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 01
    Ingram Theme: APPR/CLASSA
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 21110
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 01
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/1960
    B&T General Subject: 520
    Ingram Theme: CULT/ASIAN, CULT/SEASIN
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    DC21: 959.70438
    B&T Approval Code: A44097500
    LC subject heading:
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/LATE20
    B&T Approval Code: A44100000
    BISAC V2.8: HIS027070
    LC subject heading:
    DC22: 959.704/38
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    BISAC V2.8: HIS000000, BIO008000
    LC classification: DS559.5 .C36 1996
    Thema V1.0: DNBH, NHWR9
    Edition statement
    Reprint
    Publisher
    Henry Holt & Company Inc
    Imprint name
    Owl Books,U.S.
    Publication date
    15 November 1996
    Publication City/Country
    New York
    Author Information
    Philip Caputo worked nine years for the "Chicago Tribune" and shared a Pulitzer Prize in 1972 for his reporting on election fraud in Chicago. The author of seven works of fiction and a second volume of memoir, he divides his time between Connecticut and Arizona.
    Review quote
    "To call it the best book about Vietnam is to trivialize it . . . "A Rumor of War "is a dangerous and even subversive book, the first to insist--and the insistence is all the more powerful because it is implicit--that the reader ask himself these questions: How would I have acted? To what lengths would I have gone to survive? The sense of self is assaulted, overcome, subverted, leaving the reader to contemplate the deadening possibility that his own moral safety net might have a hole in it. It is a terrifying thought, and "A Rumor of War" is a terrifying book."--John Gregory Dunne, "Los Angeles Times Book Review""Caputo's troubled, searching meditations on the love and hate of war, on fear, and the ambivalent discord warfare can create in the hearts of decent men, are among the most eloquent I have read in modern literature."--William Styron, "The New York Review of Books""Every war seems to find its own voice: Caputo . . . is an eloquent spokesman for all we lost in Vietnam."--C. D. B. Bryan, "Saturday Review""A book that must be read and reread--if for no other reason than as an eloquent statement against war. It is a superb book."--Terry Anderson, " Denver Post""This is news that goes beyond what the journalists brought us, news from the heart of darkness. It was long overdue."--"Newsweek""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."--William Broyles, "Texas Monthly"