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A Rumor of War by Philip Caputo
A Rumor of War

sgf5, January 14, 2008

It amazes me that this was published only two years after the war ended, 30 years ago, and it is just as contemporary as if it was written yesterday. Not that I'm an expert, but this has to be one of the best war memoirs ever written. In 2050, it will still be relevant. More than just a recount of being a soldier in the Vietnam War, it made me feel it like I was there, and then, feel along with the narrator, the author, the emotional, mental, and moral anguish that fighting on the front lines of a war induces.
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