Search - List of Books by Philip Caputo

"War - the ordinary man's most convenient means of escaping from the ordinary." -- Philip Caputo
Philip Caputo (born June 10, 1941) is an American author and journalist. He is best-known for A Rumor of War, a best-selling memoir of his experiences during the Vietnam War.

Caputo was born in Westchester, Illinois and attended Fenwick High School and Loyola University Chicago. He now resides in Norwalk, Connecticut and Patagonia, Arizona.

In 1965, as an infantry lieutenant in the United States Marine Corps, he was deployed to South Vietnam. He returned to the United States in 1966.

After serving three years in the Corps, Caputo began a career in journalism, joining the staff of the Chicago Tribune.Caputo returned to Vietnam as a foreign correspondent for the Tribune. He covered the fall of Saigon in 1975, and he served in Italy, the Soviet Union, and the Middle East.

In 1973, Caputo was part of a writing team that won the Pulitzer Prize for reporting on election fraud in Chicago.

Caputo's newest book, Acts of Faith (2005), tells the story of several aid workers at the height of the Sudanese civil war. The writing style and political perspective is very similar to A Rumor of War, and the book was well received by critics.
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Total Books: 83
Some Rise by Sin A Novel
2017 - Some Rise By Sin a Novel (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9781627794749
ISBN-10: 1627794743
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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The Longest Road Overland in Search of America from Key West to the Arctic Ocean
2014 - The Longest Road Overland in Search of America From Key West to the Arctic Ocean (Paperback)Hardcover, Audio CD
ISBN-13: 9781250048745
ISBN-10: 1250048745
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Travel
  • Currently 3.2/5 Stars.
 3

A Rumor of War
2012 - A Rumor of War (Audio CD)Paperback, Hardcover, Audio Cassette, Audio CD
ISBN-13: 9781455883677
ISBN-10: 1455883670
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, History
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Crossers
2010 - Crossers [Vintage Contemporaries] (Paperback)Hardcover, Audio CD
ISBN-13: 9780375725982
ISBN-10: 0375725989
Genre: Literature & Fiction
  • Currently 3.3/5 Stars.
 6

Crossers A Novel
2009 - Crossers a Novel (Audio CD)Paperback, Hardcover, Audio CD
ISBN-13: 9781400144266
ISBN-10: 1400144264
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Literature & Fiction
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Means of Escape A War Correspondent's Memoir of Life and Death in Afghanistan the Middle East and Vietnam
10000 Days of Thunder A History of the Vietnam War
2005 - 10000 Days of Thunder a History of the VIetnam War (Hardcover)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780689862311
ISBN-10: 0689862318
Genres: Children's Books, Teen & Young Adult
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Entscheidung am Horn von Afrika
2005 - Entscheidung Am Horn Von Afrika (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9783423207980
ISBN-10: 3423207981
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Italien / Reise-Lesebuch
2005 - Italien / Reise-lesebuch (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9783423208055
ISBN-10: 3423208058
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Acts of Faith
2005 - Acts of Faith (Hardcover)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780375411663
ISBN-10: 0375411666
Genre: Literature & Fiction
  • Currently 3.3/5 Stars.
 3

13 Seconds  A Look Back at the Kent State Shootings
2005 - 13 Seconds a Look Back at the Kent State Shootings (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9781596090804
ISBN-10: 1596090804
Genres: History, Nonfiction
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Unter Menschenfressern
2004 - Unter Menschenfressern (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9783894052294
ISBN-10: 3894052295
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In the Shadows of the Morning Wild Lands Wild Waters and a Few Untamed People
Indian Country
2004 - Indian Country [Vintage Contemporaries] (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780375725104
ISBN-10: 0375725105
Genres: Health, Fitness & Dieting, Literature & Fiction
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.
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In the Shadows of the Morning Essays on Wild Lands Wild Waters and a Few Untamed People
Horn of Africa  A Novel
2002 - Horn of Africa a Novel [Vintage Contemporaries] (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780375725111
ISBN-10: 0375725113
Genre: Literature & Fiction
  • Currently 2.5/5 Stars.
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Die lange Heimkehr
2002 - Die Lange Heimkehr (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9783453198210
ISBN-10: 3453198212
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The Voyage
2002 - The Voyage (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780732268435
ISBN-10: 0732268435
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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DelCorso's Gallery
2001 - Delcorso's Gallery [Vintage Contemporaries] (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780375725098
ISBN-10: 0375725091
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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The Voyage  A Novel
2000 - The Voyage a Novel [Vintage Contemporaries] (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780679768395
ISBN-10: 0679768394
Genre: Literature & Fiction
  • Currently 2.8/5 Stars.
 5

Reporting Vietnam  American Journalism 1959-1975
2000 - Reporting VIetnam American Journalism 1959-1975 (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9781883011901
ISBN-10: 1883011906
Genre: History
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1998 - Exiles [Vintage Contemporaries] (Paperback)Hardcover