In the Shadows of the Morning

In the Shadows of the Morning : Essays on Wild Lands, Wild Waters and a Few Untamed People

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Philip Caputo's passion for travel and adventure was inspired by the works of Joseph Conrad, Jack London and Herman Melville, and through the years this passion has led to a rugged writer's life, filled with hair-raising experiences in the jungles of Vietnam, the rubble of Beirut, and the savannas of Africa. This is a collection of Caputo's essays. In "The Ahab Complex", he recalls a life-and-death struggle with a majestic giant blue marlin off the coast of Florida. He recounts his travels in Kenya's largest national park among the only lions to have a natural tendency to stalk and eat human beings, and where the accounts of their gruesome escapades invaded his dreams. In the title piece, he reflects on a harrowing trip down the Alaskan river that nearly claimed his son's life, and nature's indifference to human loss.show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 294 pages
  • 160.5 x 234.7 x 29.7mm | 594.22g
  • ROWMAN & LITTLEFIELD
  • The Lyons Press
  • Guilford, United States
  • English
  • 1585745200
  • 9781585745203

About Philip Caputo

Philip Caputo is a Pulitzer Prize winner and author of several critically acclaimed novels and works of non-fiction, including Delcorso's Galley, Exiles, The Voyage, Means of Escape, Indian Country, Equation for Evil, and the national best-seller A Rumor of War, praised as the most accurate portrayal of combat yet written. He lives in Connecticut.show more

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"Always a thoughtful, intelligent writer." - The New York Times Book Review; "A master storyteller." - The Daily Newsshow more

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