In the Shadows of the Morning

In the Shadows of the Morning

by Philip Caputo

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In the Shadows of the Morning by Philip Caputo

Philip Caputo's passion for travel and adventure was inspired by the works of Joseph Conrad, Jack London, and Herman Melville, and through the years this passion led to a rugged writer's life, filled with hair-raising experiences in the jungles of Vietnam, the rubble of Beirut, and the savannas of Africa. In the Shadows of the Morning collects Caputo's essays for the first time, each imbued with the powerful and memorable writing for which he has become so well known.In "The Ahab Complex," Caputo recalls a life-and-death struggle with a majestic giant blue marlin off the coast of Florida whose quarter-ton body "lit up as if a gigantic light had flashed in the water." He recounts his travels in Kenya's largest national park among the only lions to have a natural tendency to stalk and eat human beings, and where the accounts of their gruesome escapades invaded his dreams. In the title piece, he reflects on a harrowing trip down the Alaskan river that nearly claimed his son's life, nature's indifference to human loss, and an evocative account of letting go.In the Shadows of the Morning is a fascinating journey through a lifetime of profound experiences. Adventurers and lovers of great writing will welcome this collection of finely crafted essays by one of America's most gifted writers.This new edition will contain new material and the entire edition will be signed by the author.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780762796519
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date: 05/06/2014
Edition description: Signed by the author
Pages: 328
Product dimensions: 8.90(w) x 6.20(h) x 1.30(d)

About the Author

Philip Caputo is a Pulitzer Prize winner and author of several critically acclaimed novels and works of nonfiction, including Delcorso's Gallery, Exiles, The Voyage, Means of Escape, Indian Country, Equation for Evil, and the national best-seller A Rumor of War, praised as the most accurate portrayal of combat yet written. He lives in Connecticut.

Table of Contents

Prefacevii
North America
The last of the big open 19953
The farthest away river 199623
Up in michigan 199755
Alone 199863
Africa
Man-eaters of tsavo 200081
Dark skies of sudan 2001113
Return to tsavo 2001141
Asia
The enfield and the koran 1980157
The coils of memory 1999177
Ocean and Islands
Voyager 1997203
The ahab complex 1983217
Blue water blues 1993233
Yorke island 1999247
Lost keys 1991253
Dry tortugas 1996267

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A master storyteller.

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Always a thoughtful, intelligent writer.

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