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By Lou Marzeles

Pulitzer Prize-winner paints verbal portrait of time in Goldendale


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A CHAPTER IN GOLDENDALE: Pulitzer Prize-winning author Phil Caputo and wife Leslie Ware in Goldendale in July 2011. Right, the cover of Caputo’s new book, which contains a colorful depiction of his time in Goldendale.

There’s nothing like observations from a Pulitzer Prize-winner about one’s hometown to snap a person to attention—especially when his comments appear in a new book receiving national attention at this very moment.

Phil Caputo strolled into The Sentinel office in July of 2011, and an interview with him ran July 20 that year. Caputo is perhaps most renowned for his 1977 memoir of Vietnam, A Rumor of War, which has sold some two million copies and was made into a TV miniseries. In 1972 he won a Pulitzer Prize as part of a team of journalists covering voter fraud in Chicago. He was passing through Goldendale as part of his epic driving tour with his wife, Leslie Ware, of the U.S. from K...

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