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    A Rumor of War (CD-Audio) By (author) Philip Caputo, Read by L J Ganser

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    DescriptionIn March of 1965, Marine 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 men.? 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


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    Title
    A Rumor of War
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Philip Caputo, Read by L J Ganser
    Physical properties
    Format: CD-Audio
    Width: 137 mm
    Height: 190 mm
    Thickness: 15 mm
    Weight: 91 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781455884452
    ISBN 10: 1455884456
    Classifications

    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: BIO
    BIC subject category V2: BGH
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T4.2
    BIC subject category V2: JW
    B&T Merchandise Category: AUD
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1FMV
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    DC22: B
    B&T General Subject: 520
    LC classification: DS
    Ingram Theme: CULT/SEASIN
    B&T Approval Code: A44097500, A44100000
    BIC subject category V2: HBWS2
    Ingram Subject Code: JA
    Libri: I-JA
    BISAC V2.8: HIS027070
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 57400
    Abridged Dewey: 959
    B&T Approval Code: P26101445
    BISAC V2.8: BIO008000
    Edition
    Unabridged
    Edition statement
    Unabridged
    Publisher
    BRILLIANCE AUDIO
    Imprint name
    BRILLIANCE AUDIO
    Publication date
    08 May 2012