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Philip Caputo

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Novelist and journalist Philip Caputo (1941) was born in Chicago and educated at Purdue and Loyola Universities. After graduating in 1964, he served in the U.S. Marine Corps for three years, including a 16-month tour of duty in Vietnam. He has written 16 books, including two memoirs, five books of general nonfiction, and nine novels.

Genres: Literary Fiction, Historical
Philip Caputo recommends
Fatal Light (1988)
Richard Currey
"Of all the books written about the war... this one will be among the handful destined to endure."
The Sympathizer (2015)
(Sympathizer, book 1)
Viet Thanh Nguyen
"Remarkable . . . His book fills a void in the literature, giving voice to the previously voiceless . . . Compares favorably with masters like Conrad, Greene, and le Carré . . . An absurdist tour de force that might have been written by a Kafka or Genet."

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