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Vietnam and Philip Caputo

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occurred to me the journey that Dante takes: hes in the Light and then he plunges into Hell and then emerges into Purgatory and then finally into heaven so that he goes from a kind of false light into. EC: How did you adjust to civilian life? But I did write letters home. Memoir, grittier than Dispatches, this outspoken Vietnam War memoir caused a sensation in 1977 and became an instant classic. Leslie, my wife was with me, and this North Vietnamese poet with. That everybody probably experienced what I did to a degree or another and thats how I came up with the structure. So when all of a sudden the book turned out to be a sensation I had a lot of trouble dealing with that. Was it strange to be against the war but not be a part of the New Left? What I was looking at was scenery.

I dont know how else to put it but it scared the shit out. Its the same storyyoure hearing differences of Lenin and Mao it now from all the guys that have been in Iraq and Afghanistan. And in the exploitation I was betraying my old comrades. The book is rivetingif youve never read it, we suggest you. So it had to be chronological.

And to fellow marines who fought in Vietnam: Let us remember that our war was the costliest, in terms of overall combat casualties, in our. Books, articles, media interviews, FAQs and more from Philip Caputo, the author. Memoirfeatured in the PBS documentary series The Vietnam War by Ken.