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Glory Denied : The Vietnam Saga of Jim Thompson, America's Longest-Held Prisoner of War
by Tom Philpott and John McCain


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Glory Denied is the harrowing and heroic story of Floyd "Jim" Thompson, captured in March 1964, who became the longest-held prisoner of war in American history. Tom Philpott juxtaposes Thompson's capture, torture, and multiple escape attempts with the trials of his young wife, Alyce, who, feeling trapped, made choices that forever tied her fate to the war she despised.  Read more...


 
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Overview

Glory Denied is the harrowing and heroic story of Floyd "Jim" Thompson, captured in March 1964, who became the longest-held prisoner of war in American history. Tom Philpott juxtaposes Thompson's capture, torture, and multiple escape attempts with the trials of his young wife, Alyce, who, feeling trapped, made choices that forever tied her fate to the war she despised. "One of the most honest books ever written about Vietnam" (Oliver Stone), Glory Denied demands that we rethink the definition of a true American hero.


 
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  • ISBN-13: 9780393342819
  • ISBN-10: 0393342816
  • Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
  • Publish Date: May 2012
  • Page Count: 463
  • Dimensions: 8.2 x 5.5 x 1.1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.85 pounds


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Books > Biography & Autobiography > Military
Books > History > Military - Vietnam War

 
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