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Prisoner of War Six Years in Hanoi
     

Prisoner of War Six Years in Hanoi

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by John M. McGrath
 

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John M. McGrath, a young Navy pilot who was captured in 1967 after being shot down over Vietnam, vividly presents a straightforward and compelling tale of survival, of years of suffering, and of the human will to endure. During the era of the unpopular Vietnam War few issues united the American people as did the emotion-laden problem of POWs and MIAs. When the

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John M. McGrath, a young Navy pilot who was captured in 1967 after being shot down over Vietnam, vividly presents a straightforward and compelling tale of survival, of years of suffering, and of the human will to endure. During the era of the unpopular Vietnam War few issues united the American people as did the emotion-laden problem of POWs and MIAs. When the peace treaties were finally signed and the POWs returned to American soil, the nation was collectively relieved by their safe return. A self-taught artist, the starkness of McGrath's drawings underscores his remarkable and moving chronicle of the lives of these prisoners, who were constantly in peril, attempting to survive a brutal captivity almost unimaginable in civilized times.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781591145073
Publisher:
Naval Institute Press
Publication date:
11/28/2011
Pages:
114
Sales rank:
627,204
Product dimensions:
7.90(w) x 5.30(h) x 0.40(d)

Meet the Author


Lt. Cdr. John M. McGrath, USN (Ret.) lives in Monument, CO.

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5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
stilesclan More than 1 year ago
My husband and I had just visited the Air Force Museum in Dayton, Ohio.  Mike's book was quoted in the Vietnam display.  Thank you to the veterans who endured the "unthinkable"!
Guest More than 1 year ago
Mike's pen-and-ink drawings of what happened in Hanoi are startling in their accuracy and depth of feeling. Since, obviousely, no photos were taken of the 'real' thing, Mike's memories depicted in his art are the only graphic reminder of just some of the things that happened to us as a result of their, as the North Vietnamese called it, 'humane and lienient treatment. Mike is an amazing man, dedicated, honest to a fault and a true patriot. I have a signed copy in my library. Ben Pollard