Philip Caputo

1 A Rumor of War

Author : Philip Caputo
Genre :  Military  Books  History  Biographies & Memoirs 
Price :  $9.99
Release Date :  2014-05-13
Description :  <b>The 40th anniversary edition of the classic Vietnam memoir—featured in the PBS documentary series <i>The Vietnam Wa</i>r by Ken Burns and Lynn Novick—with a new foreword by Kevin Powers </b><br /><br />In March of 1965, Lieutenant Philip J. Caputo landed at Danang 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.<br /><br /><i>A Rumor of War</i> is far 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 the author writes, of "the things men do in war and the things war does to them."<br /><br /><b>"Heartbreaking, terrifying, and enraging. It belongs to the literature of men at war." —<i>Los Angeles Times Book Review</i></b>

2 The Longest Road

Author : Philip Caputo
Genre :  Biographies & Memoirs  Books  Travel & Adventure  United States 
Price :  $9.99
Release Date :  2013-07-16
Description :  <b>In <i>The Longest Road</i>, one of America's most respected writers takes an epic journey across America, Airstream in tow, and asks everyday Americans what unites and divides a country as endlessly diverse as it is large.</b><br /><br />Standing on a wind-scoured island off the Alaskan coast, Philip Caputo marveled that its Inupiat Eskimo schoolchildren pledge allegiance to the same flag as the children of Cuban immigrants in Key West, six thousand miles away. And a question began to take shape: How does the United States, peopled by every race on earth, remain united? Caputo resolved that one day he'd drive from the nation's southernmost point to the northernmost point reachable by road, talking to everyday Americans about their lives and asking how they would answer his question.<br />So it was that in 2011, in an America more divided than in living memory, Caputo, his wife, and their two English setters made their way in a truck and classic trailer (hereafter known as "Fred" and "Ethel") from Key West, Florida, to Deadhorse, Alaska, covering 16,000 miles. He spoke to everyone from a West Virginia couple saving souls to a Native American shaman and taco entrepreneur. What he found is a story that will entertain and inspire readers as much as it informs them about the state of today's United States, the glue that holds us all together, and the conflicts that could cause us to pull apart.

3 10,000 Days of Thunder

Author : Philip Caputo
Genre :  History  Books  Young Adult  General Nonfiction 
Price :  $12.99
Release Date :  2011-11-15
Description :  It was the war that lasted ten thousand days. The war that inspired scores of songs. The war that sparked dozens of riots. And in this stirring chronicle, Pulitzer Prize- winning journalist Philip Caputo writes about our country's most controversial war -- the Vietnam War -- for young readers. From the first stirrings of unrest in Vietnam under French colonial rule, to American intervention, to the battle at Hamburger Hill, to the Tet Offensive, to the fall of Saigon, <i>10,000 Days of Thunder</i> explores the war that changed the lives of a generation of Americans and that still reverberates with us today. <br /> Included within <i>10,000 Days of Thunder</i> are personal anecdotes from soldiers and civilians, as well as profiles and accounts of the actions of many historical luminaries, both American and Vietnamese, involved in the Vietnam War, such as Richard M. Nixon, General William C. Westmoreland, Ho Chi Minh, Joe Galloway, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Lyndon B. Johnson, and General Vo Nguyen Giap. Caputo also explores the rise of Communism in Vietnam, the roles that women played on the battlefield, the antiwar movement at home, the participation of Vietnamese villagers in the war, as well as the far-reaching impact of the war's aftermath. <br /> Caputo's dynamic narrative is highlighted by stunning photographs and key campaign and battlefield maps, making <i>10,000 Days of Thunder</i> THE consummate book on the Vietnam War for kids.

4 Crossers

Author : Philip Caputo
Genre :  Literary  Books  Fiction & Literature  Mysteries & Thrillers 
Price :  $4.99
Release Date :  2009-10-06
Description :  When Gil Castle loses his wife, he retreats to his family’s sprawling homestead out west, a forsaken part of the country where drug lords have more power than police. Here Castle begins to rebuild his life, even as he uncovers some dark truths about his fearsome grandfather. When a Mexican illegal shows up at the ranch, terrified after a border-crossing drug deal gone bad, Castle agrees to take him in. Yet his act of generosity sets off a flood of violence and vengeance, a fierce reminder that we never truly escape our history. Spanning three generations of an Arizona family, <i>Crossers </i>is a blistering novel about the brutality and beauty of life on the border.<br /><br /><i>From the Trade Paperback edition.</i>

5 Means of Escape

Author : Philip Caputo
Genre :  Biographies & Memoirs  Books  Professional & Technical  Education  Language Arts & Disciplines 
Price :  $7.99
Release Date :  2009-03-31
Description :  <b>"A riveting memoir of years of living dangerously."—<i>Kirkus Reviews</i></b> <br /><br />For the countless readers who have admired Philip Caputo's classic memoir of Vietnam, <i>A Rumor of War</i>, here is his powerful recounting of his life and adventures, updated with a foreword that assesses the state of the world and the journalist's art. <br /><br />As a journalist, Caputo has covered many of the world's troubles, and in <i>Means of Escape</i>, he tells the reader in moving and clear-eyed prose how he made himself into a writer, traveler, and observer with the nerve to put himself at the center of the world's conflicts. As a young reporter he investigated the Mafia in Chicago, earning acclaim as well as threats against his safety. Later, he rode camels through the desert and enjoyed Bedouin hospitality, was kidnapped and held captive by Islamic extremists, and was targeted and hit by sniper fire in Beirut, with memories of Vietnam never far from the surface. And after it all, he went into Afghanistan. Caputo's goal has always been to bear witness to the crimes, ambitions, fears, ferocities, and hopes of humanity. With <i>Means of Escape</i>, he has done so.

6 Ghosts of Tsavo

Author : Philip Caputo
Genre :  Nature  Books  Science & Nature  Travel & Adventure  Specialty Travel  Africa 
Price :  $9.99
Release Date :  2002-06-01
Description :  1898, Tsavo River Kenya, the British Empire has employed 140 workers to build a railroad bridge. The bridge's construction comes to a violent halt when two maneless lions devour all 140 workers in a savage feeding frenzy that would make headlines—and history—all over the world. Caputo's <i>Ghosts of Tsavo</i> is a new quest for truth about the origins of these near-mythical animals and how they became predators of human flesh.

7 Some Rise by Sin

Author : Philip Caputo
Genre :  Literary  Books  Fiction & Literature  Mysteries & Thrillers 
Price :  $9.99
Release Date :  2017-05-09
Description :  <b><i>New York Times</i> bestselling author Philip Caputo tells the story of a Franciscan priest struggling to walk a moral path through the shifting and fatal realities of an isolated Mexican village</b><br /><br />The Mexican village of San Patricio is being menaced by a bizarre, cultish drug cartel infamous for its brutality. As the townspeople try to defend themselves by forming a vigilante group, the Mexican army and police have their own ways of fighting back. Into this volatile mix of forces for good and evil (and sometimes both) steps an unlikely broker for peace: Timothy Riordan, an American missionary priest who must decide whether to betray his vows to stop the unspeakable violence and help the people he has pledged to protect. <br /><br />Riordan’s fellow expatriate Lisette Moreno serves the region in a different way, as a doctor who makes “house calls” to impoverished settlements, advocating modern medicine to a traditional society wary of outsiders. To gain acceptance, she must keep secret her rocky love affair with artist Pamela Childress, whose troubled emotions lead Moreno to question their relationship.<br /><br />Together, Lisette and Riordan tend to their community. But when Riordan oversteps the bounds of his position, his personal crisis echoes the impossible choices facing a nation beset by instability and bloodshed.<br /><br />Based on actual events, propelled by moral conflict, and animated by a keen and discerning sensibility, <i>Some Rise by Sin</i> demonstrates yet again Philip Caputo’s generous and insightful gifts as a storyteller.

8 DelCorso's Gallery

Author : Philip Caputo
Genre :  Literary  Books  Fiction & Literature 
Price :  $11.99
Release Date :  2001-08-14
Description :  A classic novel of Vietnam and its aftermath from Philip Caputo, whose Pulitzer Prize-winning memoir <b>A Rumor of War</b><i> </i>is widely considered among the best ever written about the experience of war.<br /><br />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.

9 Indian Country

Author : Philip Caputo
Genre :  Literary  Books  Fiction & Literature 
Price :  $11.99
Release Date :  2004-03-09
Description :  <b>Indian Country</b><i> </i>is a sweeping, brave and compassionate story from one of our most acclaimed chroniclers of the Vietnam experience.<br />Christian Starkmann follows his boyhood friend, an Ojibwa Indian called Bonny George, from the wilderness of Michigan’s Upper Peninsula, where they roamed, hunted and fished in their youths, to the wilderness of Vietnam, where they serve as soldiers in the same platoon. After returning home from the war, his friend buried on the battlefield he left behind, Christian begins to make a life for himself. Yet years later, although he is happily married to June, a good-hearted social worker, and has two daughters, Christian is still fighting--with the searing memories of combat, with the paranoid visions that are clouding his marriage and threatening his career, and most of all with the ghost of Bonny George, who haunts his dreams and presses him to come to terms with a secret so powerful it could destroy everything he has built.

10 The Voyage

Author : Philip Caputo
Genre :  Fiction & Literature  Books  Literary 
Price :  $11.99
Release Date :  1999-10-19
Description :  In the tradition of great seafaring adventures, <b>The Voyage</b> is an intricately plotted, superbly detailed, and gripping story of adventure and courage. Pulitzer Prize-winning author Philip Caputo has written a timeless novel about the dangerous reverberating effects of long held family secrets.<br /><br />On a June morning in 1901, Cyrus Braithwaite orders his three sons to set sail from their Maine home aboard the family's forty-six-foot schooner and not return until September. Though confused and hurt by their father's cold-blooded actions, the three brothers soon rise to the occasion and embark on a breathtakingly perilous journey down the East Coast, headed for the Florida Keys.<br /><br />Almost one hundred years later, Cyrus's great-granddaughter Sybil sets out to uncover the events that transpired on the voyage. Her discoveries about the Braithwaite family and the America they lived in unfolds into a stunning tale of intrigue, murder, lies and deceit.<br /><br /><i>From the Trade Paperback edition.</i>

11 Acts of Faith

Author : Philip Caputo
Genre :  Fiction & Literature  Books  Historical  Literary 
Price :  $5.99
Release Date :  2005-05-03
Description :  Philip Caputo’s tragic and epically ambitious new novel is set in Sudan, where war is a permanent condition. Into this desolate theater come aid workers, missionaries, and mercenaries of conscience whose courage and idealism sometimes coexist with treacherous moral blindness. There’s the entrepreneurial American pilot who goes from flying food and medicine to smuggling arms, the Kenyan aid worker who can’t help seeing the tawdry underside of his enterprise, and the evangelical Christian who comes to Sudan to redeem slaves and falls in love with a charismatic rebel commander. <br /><br />As their fates intersect and our understanding of their characters deepens, it becomes apparent that <i>Acts of Faith</i> is one of those rare novels that combine high moral seriousness with irresistible narrative wizardry. &#xa0;&#xa0;<br /><br /><i>From the Trade Paperback edition.</i>

12 Equation for Evil

Author : Philip Caputo
Genre :  Fiction & Literature  Books 
Price :  $6.99
Release Date :  2014-02-04
Description :  On a quiet morning in California, a lone gunman opens fire on a busload of children headed for a field trip, then turns the gun on himself. Forensic psychiatrist Leander Heartwood and special agent Gabriel Chin team up to investigate the case, seeking at first only to solve this single disturbing crime but in time delving into issues of race, morality, and the complex forces at work in all horrifying acts of violence.<br /><br />Part mystery, part psychological thriller, part piercing social commentary, Equation for Evil is a riveting and incisive meditation on violence and the nature of evil.

13 Exiles

Author : Philip Caputo
Genre :  Literary  Books  Fiction & Literature 
Price :  $5.99
Release Date :  1997-05-20
Description :  &#xa0;In this startling new work of fiction, the acclaimed author of <i>A Rumor of War</i> 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.<br /><br />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.&#xa0; On an island in Australia's Torres Strait, an enigmatic castaway throws kinks into the local culture and sexual politics.&#xa0; And in the jungles of Vietnam, four American soldiers undertake a mystical search for a man-eating tiger.&#xa0; Filled with atmospheric tension, crackling with psychological observation, and evoking masters from Joseph Conrad to Robert Stone, <i>Exiles </i>is a riveting literary experience.<br /><br /><i>From the Trade Paperback edition.</i>

14 Horn of Africa

Author : Philip Caputo
Genre :  Literary  Books  Fiction & Literature  Action & Adventure 
Price :  $11.99
Release Date :  2002-02-05
Description :  When Vietnam veteran and foreign correspondent Charlie Gage is recruited by the shadowy Thomas Colfax to assist with something called Operation Atropos, he has no idea he is about to be enlisted for guerilla warfare in northeast Africa. Once he realizes he’s a mercenary, however, he is not at all concerned. Ever since his young secretary was killed by a grenade at their bureau office in Beirut a couple of years before, he has lost all volition. Which is why he so readily capitulates not only to Colfax, but also, and more dangerously so, to every command of Jeremy Nordstrand, the mystical megalomaniac determined to achieve greatness on their seemingly suicidal mission. Set in the forsaken yet exotic deserts of Ethiopia, <b>Horn of Africa</b> is a vividly detailed and masterfully plotted novel chronicling a broken man’s struggle for salvation and inner freedom in the midst of a broken nation’s fight for stability and peace.

15 Clandestin

Author : Philip Caputo
Genre :  Fiction & Literature  Books  Literary 
Price :  $19.99
Release Date :  2015-10-29
Description :  <b> <i>" C'est un livre déchirant, qui heurte et qui maltraite, mais débordant de vie et, au bout du compte, c'est un livre qui vous touche en profondeur. "</i> Jim Harrison</b> <br /><br /> <b> <i>" Caputo réussit son coup, et superbement. Il parvient à restituer d'une main de maître les sentiments contradictoires qui animent n'importe quel américain capable de réfléchir un tant soit peu sur l'immigration clandestine. "</i> William T. Vollmann<br /> </b> <br /><br /> <b>Vous aimez Cormac Mc Carthy ? <br /> Vous aimez Jim Harrison ? <br /> Vous allez adorer Philip Caputo. </b> <br /><br /> <b> <br /> </b> <br /> Gil Castle, homme d'affaires new-yorkais, ne se remet pas de la disparition brutale de sa femme. Après une longue dépression, il décide de tout abandonner pour s'installer seul avec son chien en Arizona, dans une petite bicoque perdue au milieu des terres familiales, près du ranch de son cousin. Là, à quelques encablures de la frontière mexicaine, il commence peu à peu une nouvelle vie, s'enivrant le jour de la beauté des paysages, lisant Sénèque la nuit. Mais en recueillant un immigré clandestin, rescapé d'un deal de drogue ayant mal tourné, il va faire connaissance avec la face obscure de la frontière. Celle qui, depuis des générations, pèse sur sa famille. Et avec l'apparition d'Yvonne Menendez, figure haute en couleur d'un cartel mexicain, le passé et le présent ne vont pas tarder à converger vers un final étourdissant.<br /><br /> <b>Philip Caputo, prix Pulitzer pour <i>Rumeur de guerre</i>, nous donne avec <i>Clandestin</i> son grand roman américain et son livre le plus poignant. Cette fresque pleine de bruit et de fureur brosse le portrait sans concession de deux grandes obsessions américaines : la violence et la frontière, à travers une passionnante méditation sur la nature, l'identité et les racines. </b> <br /><br /> " <i>C'est un livre déchirant, qui heurte et qui maltraite, mais débordant de vie, et, au bout du compte, c'est un livre qui vous touche en profondeur.</i> " <b>Jim Harrison </b> <br /><br /> " Caputo <i>réussit son coup, et superbement. J'ai adoré ce livre.</i> " <b>William T. Vollmann </b> <br /><br /> " Un livre remarquablement ambitieux. <i>Caputo</i> nous fait penser ici à Cormac McCarthy, avec quelques arrière-pensées politiques en plus. Au final, c'est un livre aussi passionnant qu'intelligent. " <i> <b>The Washington Post <br /> </b> </i> <br />



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