Means of Escape

by Philip Caputo | Nonfiction | This book has not been rated.
ISBN: 9780805089639 Global Overview for this book
Registered by winggoldenwattlewing of Canberra, Australian Capital Territory Australia on 4/16/2021
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Journal Entry 1 by winggoldenwattlewing from Canberra, Australian Capital Territory Australia on Friday, April 16, 2021
For the countless readers who have admired Philip Caputo's classic memoir of Vietnam, A Rumour 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, traveller, and observer with the nerve to put himself at the centre 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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Journal Entry 2 by winggoldenwattlewing at Railway Station in Burradoo, New South Wales Australia on Monday, May 17, 2021

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