Author Archive: Philip Caputo

I've written 15 books. My latest is The Longest Road: Overland in Search of America, from Key West to the Arctic Ocean. My first, a memoir of Vietnam titled A Rumor of War, has been published in 15 languages, has sold two million copies since its publication in 1977, and is widely regarded as a classic in the literature of war. My most recent novel, Crossers, was set against a backdrop of drug and illegal-immigrant smuggling on the Mexican border. The Longest Road, a travel/adventure memoir, was published by Henry Holt in summer 2013.

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SOME RISE BY SIN REVIEWED BY “THE VETERAN”

Here is a link to a review of SOME RISE BY SIN that appears in the official magazine of the Vietnam Veterans of America (VVA): https://vvabooks.wordpress.com/

May 24, 2017 | By | Reply More

SOME RISE BY SIN SEATTLE TIMES REVIEW

SOME RISE BY SIN REVIEWED IN SEATTLE TIMES http://www.seattletimes.com/entertainment/books/philip-caputos-latest-heads-deeper-into-mexico-drug-wars/

May 14, 2017 | By | 1 Reply More

SOME RISE BY SIN ON TV

SOME RISE BY SIN gets a plug at the 1:43 minute mark. http://www.newschannel5.com/talk-of-the-town/bookman-bookwomans-favorite-new-best-sellers.

May 9, 2017 | By | 1 Reply More

ANOTHER LAND GRAB

Conservatives complain (and complain and complain) that there is too much government in our lives. In reality, we live in an age when the corporation, especially those companies in the high-tech, digital sector, dominate. They reign supreme. This link, from the Authors Guild, shows what one famous online retailer is trying to do to my […]

May 8, 2017 | By | 2 Replies More

FERGUSON LIBRARY EVENT

Click on the link below for more info on the Ferguson Library event on May 11 in Stamford, CT. Book Launch: Some Rise by Sin: A Novel by Philip Caputo

April 28, 2017 | By | 1 Reply More

THOMAS SANCHEZ’S REVIEW OF SOME RISE BY SIN.

A mighty narrative in a brutal land of old gods and new devils where darkness pierces the heart in an unholy war for souls. Beyond the realities of vicious narco-hombres, crooked good guys, innocents torn asunder and acts of selfless grace, Caputo reaches for a high moral compass not seen since Graham Greene’s magnificent Mexico […]

April 25, 2017 | By | Reply More

Article about Some Rise By Sin

This article, giving a summary of Some Rise By Sin and some background about the novel’s genesis, appeared today, April 18. http://moresbypress.com

April 18, 2017 | By | 4 Replies More

Upcoming SOME RISE BY SIN readings and book signings

Some Rise by Sin publishes in early May, and I’ll be updating here my various appearances to promote the book. Hope to see you at one of these events. Thurs., 5/11 7 pm: Ferguson Library, Stamford, CT http://fergusonlibrary.org/event/book-launch-some-rise-by-sin-a-novel-by-philip-caputo/ Mon., 5/15 7 pm: Brazos bookstore, Houston, TX http://www.brazosbookstore.com/ Wed., 5/17 7 pm: Changing Hands Bookstore, Phoenix, AZ http://www.changinghands.com/ […]

April 1, 2017 | By | 3 Replies More

UP THE MEKONG TO ANGKOR WAT — DAY 5 (Feb.27)

The Mekong is the 12th longest river in the world. It surges more than 2,700 miles from its springs in the glaciers of the Tibetan plateau, coursing through China, Myanmar, Laos, Thailand, and Cambodia to the humid delta in Vietnam, where  its brown waters spill into the blue South China Sea. The Jahan cruised to […]

March 28, 2017 | By | 1 Reply More

UP THE MEKONG TO ANGKOR WAT — DAY 4 (Feb.26)

The first day aboard the Jahan begins  with an early-morning Tai Chi session on the Terrace Deck. It’s led by a young Cambodian woman who executes the forms with a ballet dancer’s grace.  The eight or ten passengers who try to follow her, including me, look as if they might be a tad drunk, or suffering […]

March 27, 2017 | By | 3 Replies More
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