A Rumor of War

A Rumor of War - Philip Caputo

A Rumor of War - Philip Caputo

Recently I just finished reading a great book on the Vietnam war.  Going into this book, I had little knowledge of the war, especially through a soldier’s eyes.  This read was very educational and extremely hard to put down.  I found myself wanting to “get back in the bush” anytime I had a free moment.

About the book:

Philip Caputo was from a small farm town in the mid-west somewhere and when he got out of school, he decided to enlist in the marine corps.  He went to officer training school and soon after, he was shipped to the “Splendid Little War” aka Vietnam.  He was in one of the first battalions to show up.   The experiences he shares are so vivid that you feel like you’re  right beside him.  Not only does he describe his time in the war, he describes his thoughts.  He invites you into his mind.  His intense writing  shattered my misconceptions of being a soldier during wartime.   To say this book is a good read would be an understatement.  I highly recommend this to all.


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