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Five Years to Freedom
James N. Rowe

Random House Audio Roads, 2003

When Green Beret Lieutenant James N. Rowe was captured in 1963 in Vietnam, his life became more than a matter of staying alive. In a Vietcong POW camp, Rowe endured beri-beri, dysentery, and tropical fungus diseases. He suffered grueling psychological and physical torment. He experienced the loneliness and frustration of watching his friends die. And he struggled every day to maintain faith in himself as a soldier and in his country as it ...


Storm Flight
Mark Berent

Putnam Adult, 1993

In the fifth and final novel of his Vietnam air war saga, the daring raid on the Son Tay POW camp starts a chain reaction for two USAF fighter pilots, and a Special Forces Major. Pilots, politicians, Pentagon generals, biased reporters, communist spies, and life in the hell of the Hanoi Hilton for a black fighter pilot are woven together in a spell binding plot.


Where the Wind Leads: A Refugee Family's Miraculous Story of Loss, Rescue, and Redemption
Vinh Chung

Thomas Nelson, 2014

Back Cover: “The account of Dr. Chung and his family will inspire you to believe in second chances and miracles and the God who gives them both.” -Max Lucado, New York Times best-selling author My name is Vinh Chung. This is a story that spans two continents, ten decades, and eleven thousand miles. When I was three and a half years old, my family was forced to flee Vietnam in June 1979, a place we had never heard of somewhere in ...


Defiant: The POWs Who Endured Vietnam's Most Infamous Prison, the Women Who Fought for Them, and the One Who ...
Alvin Townley 

Blackstone Audio, 2014

[Read by Joe Barrett] A story of survival and triumph, Defiant will inspire anyone wondering how courage, faith, and brotherhood can endure even in the darkest of situations. -- 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 ...


SOG: The Secret Wars of America's Commandos in Vietnam
John L. Plaster

Simon & Schuster, 1997

Plaster (The Ultimate Sniper), a retired Army major, served three tours with the secretive "Studies and Observation Group," aka SOG, during the Vietnam War-a background he has put to good use in this authoritative and insightful look at the now defunct commando unit. Plaster does much to illuminate both this frequently misunderstood group and its extraordinary participants. Made up entirely of volunteers, SOG tackled a wide range of vital and ...


When Hell Was in Session
Jeremiah A Denton

Jeremiah Denton Associates, 1982

In When Hell Was in Session, Jeremiah Denton, the senior American officer to serve as a Vietnam POW, tells the amazing story of the almost eight years he survived as a POW in North Vietnam. In 1966, he appeared on a television interview from prison and blinked the word torture in Morse Code, confirming for the world that atrocities were taking place in the Hanoi Hilton. And while in prison, he acted as the senior officer and looked after the ...


Robert Mason

Viking Adult, 1983

A true story from the battlefield that faithfully portrays the horror, the madness, and the trauma of the Vietnam War   More than half a million copies of Chickenhawk have been sold since it was first published in 1983. Now with a new afterword by the author and photographs taken by him during the conflict, this straight-from-the-shoulder account tells the electrifying truth about the helicopter war in Vietnam. This is Robert Mason’s ...


Low Level Hell
Hugh Mills

Presidio Press, 2000

Mills has captured the realities of a select group of aviators who shot craps with death on every mission.--R.S. Maxham, Director of the U.S. Army Aviation Museum


Peace Is Every Step: The Path of Mindfulness in Everyday Life
Thich Nhat Hanh

Bantam, 1992

In the rush of modern life, we tend to lose touch with the peace that is available in each moment. World-renowned Zen master, spiritual leader, and author Thich Nhat Hanh shows us how to make positive use of the very situations that usually pressure and antagonize us. For him a ringing telephone can be a signal to call us back to our true selves. Dirty dishes, red lights, and traffic jams are spiritual friends on the path to "mindfulness"—the ...


A Lonely Kind of War: Forward Air Controller, Vietnam
Marshall Harrison

Presidio Press, 1989

"From retired Air Force pilot Marshall Harrison comes a remarkable memoir of aerial warfare in Vietnam. In his third combat tour, Harrison found himself “converted” from the high performance world of jets to the awkward-looking OV-10 Bronco and assigned as a FAC—forward air controller. A captivating tale of valor, brotherhood, and patriotism unravels in the pages of A Lonely Kind of War, Forward Air Controller, Vietnam, a posthumous ...


Eagle Station
Mark Berent

Putnam Adult, 1992

In danger of being overrun, Eagle Station, a bastion of safety for the fighter pilots, tank drivers, and others fighting in northern Laos, receives help in the person of Special Forces Colonel Wolf Lochert. 25,000 first printing.


I Took the Moon for a Walk (English and Vietnamese Edition)
Carolyn Curtis

Mantra Lingua, 2008

When the day has ended and everyone else has fallen asleep, a young boy embarks on a magical adventure with his friend the Moon. Their unusual journey is described in lyrical verse, creating a enchanting story that celebrates the serene beauty of the world at night.


Surviving Hell: A POW's Journey
Leo Thorsness

Encounter Books, 2008

Thorsness joined the U.S. Air Force in 1951 at age 18 and became a jet pilot during the Vietnam War. During an 1967 mission he was shot down over North Vietnam. Injured and captured, he spent six years in the Hanoi Hilton. When the war ended in 1973, Thorsness was awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor. Surviving Hell is a harrowing story of captivity, as told by the man who lived it.


The Banh Mi Handbook: Recipes for Crazy-Delicious Vietnamese Sandwiches
Andrea Nguyen

Ten Speed Press, 2014

A cookbook devoted to the beloved Vietnamese sandwich, with 50 recipes ranging from classic fillings to innovative modern combinations. Created by Vietnamese street vendors a century or so ago, banh mi is a twist on the French snack of pâté and bread that is as brilliant as it is addictive to eat. Who can resist the combination of crisp baguette, succulent filling, and toppings like tangy daikon and carrot pickles, thin chile slices, ...


American Patriot: The Life and Wars of Colonel Bud Day
Robert Coram

Little, Brown and Company, 2007

During the course of his military career, Bud Day won every available combat medal, escaped death on no less than seven occasions, and spent 67 months as a POW in the infamous Hanoi Hilton, along with John McCain. Despite sustained torture, Day would not break. He became a hero to POWs everywhere--a man who fought without pause, not a prisoner of war, but a prisoner at war. Upon his return, passed over for promotion to Brigadier General, Day ...


Da Nang Diary: A Forward Air Controller's Gunsight View of Flying with SOG

Casemate Publishers, 2013

Originally published in 1991, this classic work has now been revised and updated with additional photos, many of them in color. It is the story of how, in Vietnam, an elite group of Air Force pilots fought a secret air war in Cessna 0-2 and OV-10 Bronco prop planes—flying as low as they could get. The eyes and ears of the fast-moving jets who rained death and destruction down on enemy positions, the forward air controller made an art form out ...


Hero Found: The Greatest POW Escape of the Vietnam War
Bruce Henderson

HarperCollins, 2010

From the #1 New York Times bestselling coauthor of And the Sea Will Tell comes Hero Found : the incredible but true story of Dieter Dengler, the only pilot to escape captivity from a POW camp in the Laotian jungle during the Vietnam War. This amazing story of triumph over seemingly insurmountable odds has been filmed by Werner Herzog as both a documentary ( Little Dieter Needs to Fly ) and a motion picture ( Rescue Dawn, starring Christian ...


Survival in the Killing Fields
Haing Ngor

Basic Books, 2003

Nothing has shaped my life as much as surviving the Pol Pot regime. I am a survivor of the Cambodian holocaust. That's who I am," says Haing Ngor. And in his memoir, Survival in the Killing Fields, he tells the gripping and frequently terrifying story of his term in the hell created by the communist Khmer Rouge. Like Dith Pran, the Cambodian doctor and interpreter whom Ngor played in an Oscar-winning performance in The Killing Fields, Ngor lived ...


Acceptable Loss: An Infantry Soldier's Perspective
Kregg P. Jorgenson

Ivy Books, 1991

The true-to-life story of a Ranger who volunteered to serve on a Blue Team in the Air Cavalry, racing to the aid of soldiers who faced the same dangers he had barely survived in the jungles of Vietnam. Whether enduring NVA sniper attacks, surviving "friendly" fire, or landing in hot LZs, Jorgenson discovered that in Vietnam you never knew whether you were paranoid or just painfully aware of the possibilities.


Being Peace
Thich Nhat Hanh

Parallax Press, 1996

Since its publication in 1987, Being Peace has become a classic of contemporary religious literature. In his simple and readable style, Thich Nhat Hanh shows how our state of mind and body can make the world a peaceful place. We learn to transform the very situations that pressure and antagonize us into opportunities for practicing mindfulness.



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