A Rumor Of War

Author: Philip Caputo
Publisher: Holt Paperbacks
ISBN: 9781429959667
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A Rumor Of War from the Author: Philip Caputo. The classic Vietnam memoir, as relevant today as it was almost thirty years ago. In March of 1965, Marine Lieutenant Philip J. Caputo landed at Da Nang 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 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 Caputo explains, of "the things men do in war and the things war does to men." "A singular and marvelous work." -The New York Times

The Soldier S Perspective In A Rumor Of War

Author: Kyla Haime
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The Soldier S Perspective In A Rumor Of War from the Author: Kyla Haime. Tim O'Brien and Michael Herr, two very famous Vietnam War writers, seem to have gotten war narrative theorists to conclude that Vietnam War Literature cannot be cohesive since the war itself is fragmented. Philip Caputo's memoir, A Rumor of War, seems to have taken these components of war and has carefully sewn them together to provide his reader's with a cohesive, truthful, and compelling war narrative. In O'Brien's narrative, The Things They Carried, facts are given and then called into question, making the reader wonder if any of it is true. In his narrative, Dispatches, Herr makes the reader piece together his scattered statements to gain an understanding. Caputo does the opposite of these two writers. Caputo's statements are not scattered but placed together to form a flowing cohesiveness but still showing how fragmented life was in Vietnam for the soldiers who fought there. I will be discussing each component and then looking at how they are so nicely sewn together to form Caputo's cohesive narrative. The components that I will be looking at are language, emotional/psychological toll, dream sequences, history, and flashbacks. There is also an important part of the narrative where the narrative itself becomes fragmented, as though we are looking through a camera, complete with the clicks that go with it. Each component is interesting to look at by itself but it is also interesting to look at how they fit together. There are also other little tidbits throughout the memoir that are seemingly important to the narrative, so those pieces will also be discussed. Caputo's memoir allows the reader to grasp a deeper understanding of a soldier in war.

A Rumor Of War

Author: Dennis Eugene Engleman
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ISBN: 9781928653073
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A Rumor Of War from the Author: Dennis Eugene Engleman. A Rumor of War: Christ's Millennial Reign and the Rapture of His Church, is the most exhaustive and comprehensive Eastern Orthodox study available of the ageless teachings of Jesus Christ; the Apostles and the Fathers of the Church on this highly Controversial subject. The author clearly contrasts authentic Biblical and Patristic testimony with the unscriptural views common in modern Pre-millennialism, and shows why the "PreTrib" Protestant perspective is not only heretical but a dangerous and soul-threatening deception. This book is a must for those who have been confused or carried away by the hysteria of "Left Behind" teaching put forth by many televangelists and pastors of Protestant churches. A Rumor of War offers solid tools for understanding both what will and what will not happen before Jesus Christ returns. A Rumor of War includes: -- When does the Orthodox Church teach Christ's Millennial Reign begin? -- What are the two resurrections of mankind? When should they occur? -- Who is the "Strong Man" of the Bible, and how is he freed from his chains? -- Will Jesus Christ return secretly before the Great Tribulation begins? -- Are Christians to be on earth during the Last Days? -- The teachings of the Holy Fathers of the Church on "The Last Days"

Exiles

Author: Philip Caputo
Publisher: Vintage
ISBN: 0307556026
Size: 14.79 MB
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Exiles from the Author: Philip Caputo. In this startling new work of fiction, the acclaimed author of A Rumor of War creates three powerful dramas of dislocation, following his characters places they have no business being and into situations that are vastly—and dangerously—beyond their depth. In the Connecticut suburbs, a motherless young man suddenly becomes the beneficiary of a wealthy older couple, whose generosity has unsuspected motives and a sinister price. On an island in Australia's Torres Strait, an enigmatic castaway throws kinks into the local culture and sexual politics. And in the jungles of Vietnam, four American soldiers undertake a mystical search for a man-eating tiger. Filled with atmospheric tension, crackling with psychological observation, and evoking masters from Joseph Conrad to Robert Stone, Exiles is a riveting literary experience. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Delcorso S Gallery

Author: Philip Caputo
Publisher: Vintage
ISBN: 0307822052
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Delcorso S Gallery from the Author: Philip Caputo. A classic novel of Vietnam and its aftermath from Philip Caputo, whose Pulitzer Prize-winning memoir A Rumor of War is widely considered among the best ever written about the experience of war. At thirty-three, Nick DelCorso is an award-winning war photographer who has seen action and dodged bullets all over the world–most notably in Vietnam, where he served as an Army photographer and recorded combat scenes whose horrors have not yet faded in his memory. When he is called back to Vietnam on assignment during a North Vietnamese attempt to take Saigon, he is faced with a defining choice: should he honor the commitment he has made to his wife not to place himself in any more danger for the sake of his career, or follow his ambition back to the war-torn land that still haunts his dreams? What follows is a riveting story of war on two fronts, Saigon and Beirut, that will test DelCorso’s faith not only in himself, but in the nobler instincts of men.

Rumors Of War

Author: C. A. Cesaretti
Publisher: Seabury Pr
ISBN: 9780816423651
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Rumors Of War from the Author: C. A. Cesaretti.