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A Rumor of War: With a Twentieth Anniversary Postscript by the Author
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Henry Holt & Co
Publication date November 1, 1996
Pages 356
Binding Paperback
Edition Reprint
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9780805046953
ISBN-10 080504695X
Dimensions 1.25 by 5.75 by 8.50 in.
Weight 0.75 lbs.
Original list price $19.00 says people who bought this book also bought:
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Summaries and Reviews
First published nearly thirty years ago, this ground-breaking memoir of the Vietnam War by a Marine Corps veteran brings America's attention to the men who served in the jungles of Vietnam. Reissue. 35,000 first printing. description: Product Description:

The classic Vietnam memoir, as relevant today as it was almost thirty years ago.

In March of 1965, Marine Lieutenent 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

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Large print edition from Ulverscroft Large Print Books (April 1, 1997)
9780708958643 | details & prices | 479 pages | 6.25 × 9.25 × 1.25 in. | 1.75 lbs | List price $29.50
About: In March of 1965, Marine Lieutenant Philip J.
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Reprint edition from Henry Holt & Co (November 1, 1996); titled "A Rumor of War: With a Twentieth Anniversary Postscript by the Author"
9780805046953 | details & prices | 356 pages | 5.75 × 8.50 × 1.25 in. | 0.75 lbs | List price $19.00
About: 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.
from Henry Holt & Co (November 1, 1996); titled "A Rumor Of War: With A Twentieth Anniversary Postscript By The Author"
9789990039627 | details & prices | 5.50 × 8.00 × 1.00 in. | 1.00 lbs | List price $0.02

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