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Means of Escape

(1991)
A War Correspondent's Memoir of Life and Death in Afghanistan, the Middle East and Vietnam
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"A riveting memoir of years of living dangerously." - Kirkus Reviews

For the countless readers who have admired Philip Caputo's classic memoir of Vietnam, A Rumor of War, here is his powerful recounting of his life and adventures, updated with a foreword that assesses the state of the world and the journalist's art.

As a journalist, Caputo has covered many of the world's troubles, and in Means of Escape, he tells the reader in moving and clear-eyed prose how he made himself into a writer, traveler, and observer with the nerve to put himself at the center of the world's conflicts. As a young reporter he investigated the Mafia in Chicago, earning acclaim as well as threats against his safety. Later, he rode camels through the desert and enjoyed Bedouin hospitality, was kidnapped and held captive by Islamic extremists, and was targeted and hit by sniper fire in Beirut, with memories of Vietnam never far from the surface. And after it all, he went into Afghanistan. Caputo's goal has always been to bear witness to the crimes, ambitions, fears, ferocities, and hopes of humanity. With Means of Escape, he has done so.

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March 1992 : USA Hardback
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Title: Means of Escape: Memoirs of the Disasters of War
Author(s): Philip Caputo
ISBN: 0-671-71121-0 / 978-0-671-71121-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
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September 1991 : USA Hardback
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Title: Means of Escape
Author(s): Philip Caputo
ISBN: 0-06-018312-8 / 978-0-06-018312-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Harpercollins
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Paperback Editions

March 2009 : USA Paperback
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Title: Means of Escape: A War Correspondent's Memoir of Life and Death in Afghanistan, the Middle East, and Vietnam
Author(s): Philip Caputo
ISBN: 0-8050-8963-2 / 978-0-8050-8963-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Holt Paperbacks
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September 2002 : USA Paperback
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Title: Means Of Escape: A War Correspondent's Memoir of Life and Death in Afghanistan, the Middle East, and Vietnam
Author(s): Philip Caputo
ISBN: 1-58574-737-8 / 978-1-58574-737-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Lyons Press
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April 1993 : USA Paperback
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Title: Means of Escape
Author(s): Philip Caputo
ISBN: 0-671-71546-1 / 978-0-671-71546-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Pocket Books
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August 1992 : USA Paperback
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Title: Means of Escape
Author(s): Philip Caputo
ISBN: 0-06-098402-3 / 978-0-06-098402-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Perennial
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1979 : UK Paperback
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Title: MEANS OF ESCAPE [ Signed 1st ]
Author(s): Philip Caputo
ISBN: 0-00-222180-2 / 978-0-00-222180-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: Harper Collins
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Kindle Editions

March 2009 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Means of Escape: A War Correspondent's Memoir of Life and Death in Afghanistan, the Middle East, and Vietnam
Author(s): Philip Caputo
Publisher: Holt Paperbacks
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