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Philip Caputo (born (1941 June 10) 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. For the movie, see 1941 (film) 1941 (MCMXLI) was a common year starting on Wednesday (the link is to a full 1941 calendar). ... June 10 is the 161st day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (162nd in leap years), with 204 days remaining. ... An author is the person who creates a written work, such as a book, story, article or the like. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Combatants Republic of Vietnam (South Vietnam) United States of America South Korea Thailand Australia New Zealand the Philippines Democratic Republic of Vietnam (North Vietnam) National Liberation Front (Viet Cong) Strength ~1,200,000 (1968) ~420,000 (1968) Casualties South Vietnamese dead: 230,000 South Vietnamese wounded: 300,000 US dead...


Caputo was born in Chicago and attended Loyola University Chicago. Chicago (officially named the City of Chicago) is the third largest city in the United States (after New York City and Los Angeles), with an official population of 2,896,016, as of the 2000 census. ... Loyola University Chicago is a private co-educational religious-affiliated university established in Chicago, Illinois in 1870 as Saint Ignatius College. ...


In 1965, as an infantry lieutenant in the U.S. Marine Corps, he was deployed to South Vietnam. He returned to the U.S. in 1966. United States Marine Corps Emblem The United States Marine Corps (USMC) is the second smallest of the five branches of the United States armed forces, with 170,000 active and 40,000 reserve Marines as of 2002. ... Motto: E pluribus unum (1789 to 1956) (Latin: Out of Many, One) In God We Trust (1956 to present) Anthem: The Star-Spangled Banner Capital Washington, D.C. Largest city New York City Official language(s) None at federal level; English de facto Government • President • Vice President Federal Republic George...


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. Front page of the Tribune incorrectly reporting that Dewey won the 1948 presidential election The Chicago Tribune, formerly self-styled as the Worlds Greatest Newspaper, remains the leading newspaper of the Midwest of the United States. ... pwtha This iconic image shows South Vietnamese civilians scrambling to board a United States military helicopter during the U.S. evacuation of Saigon. ... A map showing countries commonly considered to be part of the Middle East The Middle East is a region comprising the lands around the southern and eastern parts of the Mediterranean Sea, a territory that extends from the eastern Mediterranean Sea to the Persian Gulf. ...


In 1972, Caputo was part of a writing team that won the Pulitzer Prize for reporting on election fraud in Chicago. The gold medal awarded for Public Service in Journalism The Pulitzer Prize is an American award regarded as the highest honor in print journalism, literary achievements, and musical compositions. ... Chicago (officially named the City of Chicago) is the third largest city in the United States (after New York City and Los Angeles), with an official population of 2,896,016, as of the 2000 census. ...


Bibliography

Books by Philip Caputo

  • Rumor of War (1977)
  • Horn of Africa (1980)
  • Delcorso's Gallery (1983)
  • Indian Country (1987)
  • Means of Escape (1991)
  • Equation for Evil (1996)
  • Exiles (1997)
  • The Voyage (1999)
  • Ghosts of Tsavo: stalking the mystery lions of East Africa (2002)
  • Means of Escape: A War Correspondent's Memoir of Life and Death in Afghanistan, the Middle East, and Vietnam (2002)
  • In the Shadows of the Morning: Essays On Wild Lands, Wild Waters, and a Few Untamed People (2004)
  • Acts of Faith (2005)
  • Ten Thousand Days of Thunder: A History of the Vietnam War (2005)
  • 13 Seconds: A Look Back at the Kent State Shootings (2005)

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Philip Caputo - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (236 words)
Philip Caputo (born (1941 June 10) is an American author and journalist.
Caputo was born in Chicago and attended Loyola University Chicago.
In 1972, Caputo was part of a writing team that won the Pulitzer Prize for reporting on election fraud in Chicago.
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