A Rumor of War
A personal memoir of the war in Vietnam, in which the author first served as a Marine and which he later covered as a reporter
Blackwell North Amer
In March of 1965, Marine Lieutenant Philip J. Caputo landed at 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, emotionally wasted, his youthful idealism shattered. A decade later, Caputo would write in A Rumor of War, "This is simply a story about war, about the things men do in war and the things war does to them."
Vietnam War, 1961-1975
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