Vietnam POW 40th Reunion News Coverage

April 21, 2015

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Defiant by Alvin Townley

February 17, 2015

Alvin Townley’s Defiant: The POWs Who Endured Vietnam's Most Infamous Prison,  the Women Who Fought for Them, and the One Who Never Returned , which was published last year, is now out in paperback (Thomas Dunne/Griffin,…

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Chita Quest by Brinn Colenda

May 12, 2014

The publisher tells us that Chita Quest (Southern Yellow Pine Publishing, 288 pp., $14.95, paper) is a novel about “one man’s search for his POW/MIA father.”  Actually, two sons have serious involvement in this search for…

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The Longest Rescue by Glenn Robins

December 13, 2013

In The Longest Rescue: The Life and Legacy of Vietnam POW William A. Robinson  (University Press of Kentucky, 259 pp., $31.50, hardcover, $19.25 e-book) the historian Glenn Robins brings a scholarly treatment to his subjects’s time…

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More Than Merely Names by Patricia B. Hopper

September 13, 2013

The latest edition of MORE THAN MERELY NAMES: An Updated List of Prisoners of War and Missing in Action from Southeast Asia (Task Force Omega, 362 pp., $28, paper) provides an alphabetized list of information…

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Four Decades On, Scott Laderman and Edwin A. Martini, Editors

August 9, 2013

Four Decades On: Vietnam, the United States, and the Legacies of the Second Indochina War  (Duke University Press, 334 pp., $89.95, hardcover; $24.95, paper) is a collection of essays by historians, anthropologists, and literary critics dealing with---as…

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Lessons From the Hanoi Hilton by Peter Fretwell and Taylor Baldwin Kiland

August 4, 2013

In Lessons From the Hanoi Hilton: Six Characteristics of High-Performance Teams  (Naval Institute Press, 184 pp., $27.95) Peter Fretwell and Taylor Baldwin Kiland look at the experiences of the U.S. POWs in North Vietnam and come…

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Taps on the Walls by John Borling

May 28, 2013

John Borling, the  author  of Taps on the Walls: Poems From the Hanoi Hilton (Master Wings/Pritzker Military Library, 176 pp., $19.95), is a retired Air Force Major General, an Air Force Academy graduate who spent…

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The Last Man Home by Susan Preiss Martin

April 8, 2013

Susan Preiss Martin's The Last Man Home  (CreateSpace, 94 pp., $11.95, paper)  deals with the mysteries surrounding the death of a Special Forces soldier, Staff Sergeant Robert F. Preiss, Jr. The author is SSGT Preiss’s…

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Divine Fate by Audrey M. Insoft

February 27, 2013

Audrey M. Insoft lives with her husband and son in Westchester County, New York.  There’s no information in her book,   Divine Fate (Dog Ear, 304 pp., $19.95, paper), on her military experience, but she…

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