P.O.W.:A Definitive History of the American Prisoner-of-War Experience in Vietnam, 1964-1973

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"With the first page the book explodes...a story of fortitude and patriotism to inspire generations of Americans to come."

Philadelphia Evening Bulletin

"It's to our experience as Blackstone is to the law."

—Col. George E. "Bud" Day, USAF (Ret.), attorney, former POW and Medal of Honor winner

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Overview

"With the first page the book explodes...a story of fortitude and patriotism to inspire generations of Americans to come."

Philadelphia Evening Bulletin

"It's to our experience as Blackstone is to the law."

—Col. George E. "Bud" Day, USAF (Ret.), attorney, former POW and Medal of Honor winner

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780595138883
  • Publisher: AuthorHouse
  • Publication date: 10/24/2000
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 660
  • Sales rank: 690,562
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 1.46 (d)

Table of Contents

Foreword xiii
Part I
1 The Old Timer 3
2 Finding Friends and Making Codes 35
3 Guarino, Junior Birdmen, and a Tough Guy from Canoe U. 48
4 Friends, Nightmares, and the Briarpatch 61
5 Fall 1965--A Long Time of Testing Begins 74
6 Knutson--A Pretty Tough Nugget 89
7 Hanging In There 110
8 It Could Never Happen to Me 126
9 Things Get Rough All Over 146
10 Spring 1966--Hard Times Continue 168
11 The Hanoi Parade 183
12 The "Make Your Choice" Program 200
13 Late 1966--The Battle Rages 215
Part II
14 Stratton, Superman, and Stockdale 235
15 A "Spy" from the Sea, and Trouble on the Home Front 252
16 No Early Release, No Repent, No Repay 270
17 Summer 1967--The Meanest of Times 288
18 A Joke, a Dream, and a Trial 307
19 Promises to Keep 328
20 Women Strike for Peace, and Fidel 335
21 Late 1967--The Crown Prince, The Alcatraz Eleven, The Fink Release Program 350
Part III
22 "Dying Is Easy. Living Is the Difficult Thing." 383
23 Storybook Soldiers 402
24 "Illegitimae Non Carborundum" 416
25 Fidel, Kasler, and the Faker 429
26 Yankees Who Won't Go Home 450
27 Warriors, Antiwarriors, and Death 470
28 Summer of Horror 491
29 The End of the Terror 511
Part IV
30 Some Antiwar POWS 523
31 The Sontay Raid--A Huge Success 536
32 Wilber, Miller, and the Outer Seven 554
33 More Escape, More Torture, and Bitter Dissension 564
34 The Last, Bitter Months 582
35 Going Home 594
Postscript 601
"Above and Beyond..." 604
Appendix The Prisoners 606
Index 619
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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 15, 2005

    Great

    This is a great book that makes you respect and love American war vets even more. What happened to these men is so horrible. It's so hard to believe that those men came back alive. America is a great country and the greatest men and women in the world come from here.

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