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