Vietnam War POWs

Vietnam War POWs

by Danielle Smith-Llera
     
 

American pilots and soldiers captured during the Vietnam War faced years of torture and mistreatment. Some of the prisoners of war endured almost nine years of imprisonment, the longest in U.S. history. During this time, the POWs were rarely given medical treatment. Their food was often nothing more than pieces of bread and watery soup filled with rat droppings.

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Overview

American pilots and soldiers captured during the Vietnam War faced years of torture and mistreatment. Some of the prisoners of war endured almost nine years of imprisonment, the longest in U.S. history. During this time, the POWs were rarely given medical treatment. Their food was often nothing more than pieces of bread and watery soup filled with rat droppings. But despite the horrible conditions, the men stuck together and helped each other survive their ordeal.

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School Library Journal

Gr 5-8

These titles provide basic information about three of the most controversial aspects of the Vietnam War. Each book opens with a short description of a dramatic event, followed by a general overview of the topic. The authors give readers some background and enough information to help them understand the topics, but do not dwell on the graphic details of the battles, the mistreatment of POWs, or the murder of unarmed civilians. They also describe how the events sparked intense public debate and include the arguments made by all sides. All three books have large color and black-and-white photos and maps that supplement the texts and a Web site log-in so that students can access pre-screened Internet materials. Although titles such as Diane Saenger and Bradley Steffens's Life as a POW: The Vietnam War (Gale, 2001) offer much more detail and analysis, these books will be helpful to reluctant younger readers and researchers.-Mary Mueller, Rolla Junior High School, MO

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780756538460
Publisher:
Capstone Press
Publication date:
09/01/2008
Series:
Cuido mi salud / Keeping Healthy Series
Pages:
24
Product dimensions:
7.70(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.30(d)
Lexile:
950L (what's this?)
Age Range:
9 - 11 Years

Meet the Author

Danielle Smith-Llera’s former life as a teacher led her to write books for young people. She has taught literature, writing, history, and visual arts to students ranging from elementary school to college. Danielle studied English and Visual Arts at Harvard University and exhibits her artwork internationally. As the spouse of a diplomat, she and her family have lived in Washington D.C., New Delhi, India and Kingston, Jamaica.

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