Honor Bound: The History of American Prisoners of War in Southeast Asia, 1961-1973

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The story of American prisoners of war in Southeast Asia has never been fully told. Now, 25 years after Operation Homecoming, comes the first attempt at a comprehensive, objective, documented history of their experience that seeks to separate fact from fiction & to portray the full scope of the captivity from the perspective of both captive & captor. Combines rigorous scholarly analysis with a moving narrative to record in unprecedented detail the triumphs & tragedies of the several hundred servicemen...
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4to. Orange cloth. Clean, unmarked pages. Good binding and cover. Hardcover. iii, 165 p. ; 24 cm. "...the most definitive book to date about the American prisoner-of-war ... experience in Southeast Asia during the Vietnam War era." -- The Journal of American History, December 2000Honor Bound is a monumental achievement, not only in its depth and breadth of treatment but in its honesty and accuracy. This is the definitive book on the POW experience--and a beautifully written one. -- Vice Adm. James Bond Stockdale, USN, Ret.The book is a masterpiece. . . . It will be a monument and a living resource for many years to come: an eloquent tribute to the brave men who endured quite extraordinary tribulation with their pride and sense of honor intact. . . . An epic story, told with epic simplicity. -- Eugene V. Rostow, Distinguished Professor of Law and Diplomacy, National Defense University - This is an oversized or heavy book that requires additional postage for international delivery outside of Canada and the US. Read more Show Less

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The story of American prisoners of war in Southeast Asia has never been fully told. Now, 25 years after Operation Homecoming, comes the first attempt at a comprehensive, objective, documented history of their experience that seeks to separate fact from fiction & to portray the full scope of the captivity from the perspective of both captive & captor. Combines rigorous scholarly analysis with a moving narrative to record in unprecedented detail the triumphs & tragedies of the several hundred servicemen (& civilians) who fought their own special war in North & South Vietnam, Laos, & Cambodia between 1961 & 1973. Illustrated.
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  • ISBN-13: 9780160611377
  • Publisher: United States Dept. of Defense
  • Publication date: 12/11/1998
  • Pages: 720
  • Product dimensions: 7.00 (w) x 10.00 (h) x 2.00 (d)

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Stuart I. Rochester, a longtime historian with the Secretary of Defense Historical Office who holds a Ph.D. from the University of Virginia, is the author of many books.

Frederick Kiley, a U.S. Air Force veteran of the Vietnam War with a Ph.D. from the University of Denver, taught for many years at the Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs.
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