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Suvivors: Vietnam P.O.W.S Tell Their Story

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This book is the moving story of nine American soldiers and pilots who were captured and held prisoner for five years. It could only be told in their own words; so author Zalin Grant interviewed each of the men and wove their accounts together to form a single, compelling narrative of war and survival. They describe the details of their daily existence in a Vietcong jungle prison as the war ebbed and flowed around them: the rats, the terror of American bombing raids, the sickness, starvation, and torture. Through the juxtaposition of their individual stories we see the subtle, destructive tensions that operate on a group of men in such desperate circumstances. Marched up the Ho Chi Minh trail to Hanoi, the prisoners physical ordeal gave way to an agonizing moral dilemma. Should they join the ”Peace Committee,” a group of POWs protesting the war? Or should they resist their captors by all possible means as ordered by the secret American commander of the Hanoi prison? After years in the jungle on the edge of survival, each man had to answer the questions: Who am I? What do I believe? These men form a cross section of the army we sent to Vietnam. Their words illuminate not only their individual background and experience, but also the meaning of this war for all of us.

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This book is the moving story of nine American soldiers and pilots who were captured and held prisoner for five years. It could only be told in their own words; so author Zalin Grant interviewed each

About the Author

Zalin Grant served as an officer in Army Intelligence in Vietnam and later returned as a correspondent for Time and for The New Republic. He is the author of Facing the Phoenix: The CIA and the Political Defeat of the United States in Vietnam.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780306805615
Author:
Grant, Zalin
Publisher:
Da Capo Press
Location:
New York, N.Y. :
Subject:
Military - General
Subject:
Biography
Subject:
History
Subject:
Military - Vietnam War
Subject:
Autobiography
Subject:
Southeast Asia
Subject:
Prisoners of war
Subject:
Prisoners of war -- Vietnam -- Biography.
Subject:
Vietnamese Conflict, 19
Subject:
World
Subject:
Prisoners of war -- Vietnam.
Subject:
Prisoners of war -- United States.
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series Volume:
no. 7
Publication Date:
19940331
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
360
Dimensions:
8.25 x 5.5 in 15.5 oz

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