A Rumor of War

A Rumor of War

by

Philip Caputo

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Caputo’s new boss when he assumes administrative duties. Anderson is “pudgy” and has a belly that bulges against his sweaty undershirt and hangs over his belt. Caputo also notes that the man has a pig-like face, complete with a large head, a weak chin, and small eyes “closely set in folds of sunburned flesh.”
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Captain Anderson Character Timeline in A Rumor of War

The timeline below shows where the character Captain Anderson appears in A Rumor of War. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
Chapter Nine
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Loyalty and Camaraderie Theme Icon
Danger and Uncertainty Theme Icon
Caputo reports to his new boss, Captain Anderson. Anderson welcomes Caputo and tells him that he can take the rest of the day... (full context)
Chapter Ten
Heroism and Identity Theme Icon
Danger and Uncertainty Theme Icon
...clerk cannot do this work because regulations call for an officer to do it, and Anderson will not perform these tasks because he is a captain and does not have to... (full context)
The Morality of War Theme Icon
Danger and Uncertainty Theme Icon
...Caputo walks into the colonel’s tent and makes the appropriate changes on the scoreboard where Anderson keeps a tally. Lieutenant Colonel Brooks examines the figures and says that Colonel Wheeler is... (full context)
The Morality of War Theme Icon
War and Disillusionment Theme Icon
...Caputo tells Kazmarack to take the bodies to the cemetery for the enemy dead, but Anderson insists that they stay. He says that the colonel wants the clerks to look at... (full context)
Heroism and Identity Theme Icon
The Morality of War Theme Icon
Danger and Uncertainty Theme Icon
War and Disillusionment Theme Icon
Ten minutes later, Captain Anderson comes into the tent and says that they need the bodies back. The colonel wants... (full context)