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In the Shadows of the Morning: Wild Lands, Wild Waters, and a Few Untamed People
by Philip Caputo (Goodreads Author)
A Pulitzer Prize-winning author's adventures across the world.
Paperback, 294 pages
Published June 1st 2004 by Lyons Press
(first published 2002)
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A fascinating collection of essays by someone who has lived an exciting life. When Caputo isn't describing the briny thrill of deep-sea fly fishing, or the sometimes absurdly dangerous supply drop missions of African bush pilots, he's deeply reflective of his time spent in company of the really remarkable people that populate his stories. This is the first work by Caputo that I've read; I'll be reading another soon, for sure.
This is a really interesting set of essays. If you like Philip Caputo's novels, I recommend this book as it sheds some light on who the author is. There are also several essays that compliment some of his novels- particularly one on his return to Vietnam is very rewarding if you have read A Rumor of War.
Caputo has gone to places and experienced situations few of us will have the opportunity (or nerve) to experience - from grizzlies in Alaska to lions in Tsavo. He has a gift for allowing us to see those things through his written word. A very good read all in all.
American author and journalist. Author of 16 books, including the upcoming novel SOME RISE BY SIN. Best known for A Rumor of War , a best-selling memoir of his experiences during the Vietnam War (look for the special 40th Anniversary Edition in summer 2017).More about Philip Caputo...