The Battle Behind Bars: Navy and Marine POWs in the Vietnam War

by Stuart I. Rochester. Naval History & Heritage Command. 2010. 67p. illus. maps. SuDoc # D221.2:V67/2. GPO Stock # 008-046-00260-6. pap. $14.


Former chief historian of the Office of the Secretary of Defense, Rochester and Frederick Kiley coauthored in 1998 the 706-page Honor Bound: American Prisoners of War in Southeast Asia, 1961–1973, which many consider the definitive account of American POWs in Vietnam. This new title summarizes that earlier work and retells some of its most compelling stories with regard to illness, maltreatment, and the effects of torture. A testament to heroism.




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