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The Resource Defiant : the POWs who endured Vietnam's most infamous prison, the women who fought for them, and the one who never returned, Alvin Townley

Defiant : the POWs who endured Vietnam's most infamous prison, the women who fought for them, and the one who never returned, Alvin Townley

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Defiant : the POWs who endured Vietnam's most infamous prison, the women who fought for them, and the one who never returned
Title
Defiant
Title remainder
the POWs who endured Vietnam's most infamous prison, the women who fought for them, and the one who never returned
Statement of responsibility
Alvin Townley
Title variation
Defiant
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"The story of the indomitable American POWs who endured "Alcatraz," the Hanoi prison camp where North Vietnam locked its most dangerous and subversive prisoners, and the wives who fought to bring them home. During the Vietnam War, hundreds of American prisoners of war faced years of brutal conditions and horrific torture at the hands of communist interrogators who ruthlessly plied them for military intelligence and propaganda. Determined to maintain their Code of Conduct, the inmates of the Hanoi Hilton and other POW camps developed a powerful underground resistance. To quash it, the North Vietnamese singled out its eleven leaders, Vietnam's own "dirty dozen," and banished them to an isolated jail that would become known as Alcatraz. None would leave its solitary cells and interrogation rooms unscathed; one would never return. As these men suffered in Hanoi, their wives launched an extraordinary campaign that would ultimately spark the POW/MIA movement. When the survivors finally returned, one would receive the Medal of Honor, another became a U.S. Senator, and a third still serves in Congress. A story of survival and triumph in the vein of Unbroken and Band of Brothers, Defiant by Alvin Townley will inspire anyone wondering how courage, faith, and brotherhood can endure even in the darkest of situations. "--
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Provided by publisher
Biography type
contains biographical information
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Townley, Alvin
Dewey number
959.704/37
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
DS559.4
LC item number
.T69 2014
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Vietnam War, 1961-1975
  • Prisoners of war
  • Prisoners of war
  • Military spouses
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Defiant : the POWs who endured Vietnam's most infamous prison, the women who fought for them, and the one who never returned, Alvin Townley
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http://www.netread.com/jcusers2/bk1388/530/9781250006530/image/lgcover.9781250006530.jpg
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
418 pages
Isbn
9781250006530
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2013031164
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
ocn862575088
Label
Defiant : the POWs who endured Vietnam's most infamous prison, the women who fought for them, and the one who never returned, Alvin Townley
Link
http://www.netread.com/jcusers2/bk1388/530/9781250006530/image/lgcover.9781250006530.jpg
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
418 pages
Isbn
9781250006530
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2013031164
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
ocn862575088

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