Philip Caputo


I love the book! can anyone tell me what they thought about it?

>>By Nicole   (Sunday, 26 Jan 2003 02:14)

i have a paper due by wednesday on it, im looking for the audio cassette verison of it
can anyone help.

>>By heather   (Sunday, 26 Jan 2003 02:14)

This book is really puts war into never hear the "real" story from people- because it's too disturbing to bring back the was a real eye-opener...

>>By Lindsey   (Sunday, 26 Jan 2003 02:14)

Anyone out there who wants a poignantly honest account of the Vietnam War, please read "A Rumor of War." It is the best book about the war I have ever read! It is heartfelt, passionate and brutally honest. To those of you who have the itch to serve in the Marine Corps, please read this book! Excellent!

>>By Ali Babba   (Sunday, 26 Jan 2003 02:14)

I'm doing a seminar on the Vietnam War and we talked about the book (logically we had to read it) and I must say it was really interesting......but now I'm in a paper due by thursday on how the "man Caputo" changes throughout the war and the "mechanical change of the soldiers" concerning the longing to go to war and so's a literature paper...can anyone help?? Mail to thx :)
By the way did anyone by now find a page where there is a good summary of the book? Try these pages:

>>By Skapt   (Sunday, 26 Jan 2003 02:14)

I sat down in a squad tent and talked to a young lieutenant named Caputo in Vietnam in 1965. My lieutenant, Williamson, introduced us because I had written short stories. That war fried all art out of my brain and I never wrote later. Caputo has said everything I remembered of that time and could not find a single false note. He took on a lot of pain on himself and his actions; we all shared the responsibility. He had to have kept a journal in outline form. His character delineation had me in awe, the people in this book are alive to me. Sullivan and Levy were my contemporaries, Sullivan moreso, since we were both corporals and anonymous grunts. Levy, a well respected lieutenant by his men. Reading this book should be mandatory for history students.

>>By Mike Jeffords   (Sunday, 26 Jan 2003 02:14)

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