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Philip Caputo

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Philip Caputo was born on June 10, 1941 in Chicago, Illinois. He received a B.A. from Loyola University in 1964. He served in the U.S. Marine Corps from 1964 to 1967. His first book, A Rumor of War (1977), recounts his military tour of Vietnam. He has written more than fifteen books including Horn vis mere of Africa, Indian Country, Equation for Evil, Crossers, and The Longest Road. His journalism career began in 1968, when he joined the staff of the Chicago Tribune, serving as a general assignment and team investigative reporter until 1972 and then as a foreign correspondent for the next five years. In 1972 he and Hugh Jones received a Pulitzer Prize for their coverage of election fraud in the primaries. He has also written for the New York Times, Washington Post, the Boston Globe, the Los Angeles Times, and many other publications. He has worked as a screenwriter for Paramount Pictures and Michael Douglas Productions. (Bowker Author Biography) vis mindre

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Værker af Philip Caputo

Krigslarm (1977) 1,922 eksemplarer
Acts of Faith (2005) 597 eksemplarer
Crossers (2009) 222 eksemplarer
The Voyage (2000) 184 eksemplarer
Horn of Africa (1980) 171 eksemplarer
Means of Escape (1991) 115 eksemplarer
Indian Country (1987) 109 eksemplarer
DelCorso's Gallery (1984) 109 eksemplarer
Hunter's Moon: A Novel in Stories (2019) 67 eksemplarer
Equation for Evil: A Novel (1996) 65 eksemplarer
Some Rise by Sin (2017) 55 eksemplarer

Associated Works

Reporting Vietnam: American Journalism 1969-1975 , Volume 2 (1998) — Bidragyder — 262 eksemplarer
The Best American Travel Writing 2001 (2001) — Bidragyder — 236 eksemplarer
Heart of the Land: Essays on Last Great Places (1994) — Bidragyder — 104 eksemplarer
The New Great American Writers' Cookbook (2003) — Bidragyder — 20 eksemplarer

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Dermot_Butler | 22 andre anmeldelser | Nov 8, 2023 |
First of all, if you know anything about sailing and all the terminology that goes along with it, then you will definitely love this story and would probably rate this much higher than the 2-stars I gave it. It is very well written with a terrific storyline, but I just didn't enjoy reading it and stayed lost in the endless sailing terminology throughout this book. Also, I found it very distracting the amount of Spanish used when they were shipwrecked in Cuba during the hurricane at the end of the book. But, hey, to each his own.

Sybil is the intuitive family slueth. She is on a mission to find out why her great-grandfather, Cyrus Braithewaite, would send his three teenage sons off alone on a brigatte out into the ocean for 3 months. Her aging Unclecousin Myles has started research on the family and began putting a book together call The Braithewaite Gathering. The purpose of this book was to be a collection of all the hidden sins of their forefathers that ultimately will predict the future downfall and curses of the family's future, which they were beginning to experience. The Bible does say, The curses of our father... Myles being a retired preacher believes the curses could be handed down through generations through our DNA. But, he is now in a wheelchair after having a stroke, he passes on all his research and family records to Sybil for her to uncover. [What a dream come true!]

There was plenty of adventure for the boys out at sea, surviving through two hurricanes and watching one of their crew, good friend and navigator, Will, die.

There are skeletons in every family history, but to find out that your half-brother is also your father would surely mess with your mind. This is what Cyrus learned of his first-born son, Lockwood, who would secretly father three sons for him through his wife Elizabeth who couldn't seem to get pregnant by Cyrus. This would send any man over the edge. Cyrus forever turned his back on his first-born and the other three boys, and on his wife, Elizabeth. Lockwood commited suicide.
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MissysBookshelf | 6 andre anmeldelser | Aug 27, 2023 |
Having traveled the US extensively by car and thumb, I had high hopes for this book. Unfortunately I found it rather long in the tooth and not to my liking. In fact I didn't finish it since it couldn't hold my attention
Jonathan5 | 22 andre anmeldelser | Feb 20, 2023 |
great topic from a writer with a great reputation but the final result falls short compared to other on the road books. Caputo makes some good contrasts between Parkman's Oregon Trail and Kerouac's On the Road but ultimately his political
commentary and condescension toward his subjects is distracting. he even ends on a political note which takes away from the travel aspect. his observations on travel are not
original--it's the journey not the destination. William Least Heat Moons Blue Highways is still the classic to read in this genre and one I'd recommend over The Longest Road.… (mere)
kropferama | 22 andre anmeldelser | Jan 1, 2023 |



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