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Philip Caputo

Author of A Rumor of War

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Philip Caputo was born on June 10, 1941 in Chicago, Illinois. He received a B.A. from Loyola University in 1964. He served in the U.S. Marine Corps from 1964 to 1967. His first book, A Rumor of War (1977), recounts his military tour of Vietnam. He has written more than fifteen books including Horn show more of Africa, Indian Country, Equation for Evil, Crossers, and The Longest Road. His journalism career began in 1968, when he joined the staff of the Chicago Tribune, serving as a general assignment and team investigative reporter until 1972 and then as a foreign correspondent for the next five years. In 1972 he and Hugh Jones received a Pulitzer Prize for their coverage of election fraud in the primaries. He has also written for the New York Times, Washington Post, the Boston Globe, the Los Angeles Times, and many other publications. He has worked as a screenwriter for Paramount Pictures and Michael Douglas Productions. (Bowker Author Biography) show less
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Not Caputo's best but still worth reading. 3.5
 
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ben_r47 | 3 other reviews | Feb 22, 2024 |
Caputo knows Vietnam, he knows the war.
 
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ben_r47 | 23 other reviews | Feb 22, 2024 |
I gave up on this about halfway through. I got tired of all the technical sailing descriptions, a predictable barroom fight, and a tedious story of rich boys that was going nowhere.
½
 
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buttsy1 | 7 other reviews | Jan 12, 2024 |
A fine novel, richly deserving of its place in the top echelon of Vietnam-war allegories.
 
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