Articles Related to Vietnam War POWs

Preview of New Book on Vietnam War POW Wives

November 24, 2018

St. Martin's Press has just released a video in which the author Heath Hardage Lee discusses her upcoming, ground-breaking book, The League of Wives: The Untold Story of the Women Who Took on the U.S. Government to…

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New POW Wives Exhibit at Dole Institute in Kansas

July 20, 2017

“The League of Wives: Vietnam’s POW/MIA Allies and Advocates.” That’s the title of a compelling special exhibit now on view (through December 31) at the Robert J. Dole Institute of Politics at the University of…

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The Longest Rescue by Glenn Robins

August 24, 2015

The Longest Rescue: The Life and Legacy of Vietnam POW William A. Robinson, which came out in 2013, is now available in paperback (University Press of Kentucky, 296 pp., $19.95). In it, the historian Glenn Robins…

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Life on a $5 Bet by Edward J. Mechenbier with Linda D. Swink

July 28, 2015

Way back when, several Americans wrote about their experiences as POWs in the Vietnam War. The books by Robinson Risner and John Dramesi made a great impact on me because they graphically detailed the physical…

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Vietnam…Viet-Bloody-Nam by Davide A. Cottone

July 16, 2015

Davide E. Cottone's Vietnam... Viet-Bloody-Nam  (P.I.E. Books, 270 pp., $26.99, paper; $6.99, Kindle) is about Manfred and Tony, two Australians born shortly after World War II who grow up to be close friends. They take very…

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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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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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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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