An American In The Basement: The Betrayal Of Captain Scott Speicher And The Cover-up Of His Death by Amy Waters YarsinskeAn American In The Basement: The Betrayal Of Captain Scott Speicher And The Cover-up Of His Death by Amy Waters Yarsinske

An American In The Basement: The Betrayal Of Captain Scott Speicher And The Cover-up Of His Death

byAmy Waters Yarsinske

Paperback | July 4, 2013

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General Non-Fiction, 2014 Next Generation Indie Book Awards

The incredible story of denial, deceit, and deception that ultimately cost Navy pilot Captain Michael Scott Speicher his life is exposed in this military tell-all. Asserting that years of information has been intentionally kept from an American public, the book reveals that, contrary to reports, Speicher survived after he ejected from his stricken F/A-18 Hornet on the first night of the Persian Gulf War. Protected by a Bedouin tribal group, he evaded Saddam’s capture for nearly four years. In that time he was repeatedly promised by an American intelligence asset that a deal for his repatriation would be worked out but it never was. Speicher was left behind. After Saddam Hussein captured him, Speicher spent the next eight years in a secret Baghdad prison and being moved around in secret to avoid an American task force looking for him, and before he was killed after the United States invaded Iraq in March 2003. Author Amy Waters Yarsinske, a former naval intelligence officer and a veteran investigator and author, presents her fascinating case after years of research.

Amy Waters Yarsinske is the author of numerous nonfiction books, including Lost Virginia Beach and No One Left Behind: The Lt. Cmdr. Michael Scott Speicher Story. She is a former Philip Francis du Pont Fellow at the University of Virginia School of Architecture and has appeared as a guest commentator for international and national tele...
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Title:An American In The Basement: The Betrayal Of Captain Scott Speicher And The Cover-up Of His DeathFormat:PaperbackDimensions:576 pages, 8.5 × 5.5 × 0.68 inPublished:July 4, 2013Publisher:Trine DayLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1937584208

ISBN - 13:9781937584207

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Gripping!! Another example of the US government abandoning a brave fighter pilot despite knowing he was alive and trying to get home. Then letting him fall into the hands of Saddam Hussein and ultimately be executed.
Date published: 2017-01-16

Editorial Reviews

"This true hero and fighter-pilot, shot down during the first Gulf War back in 1991, performed super-human feats trying to survive in Iraq. But he was betrayed and forsaken. Thank God, Amy - who's covered this story from day one - never give up. A MUST-READ that rates all of our five stars." — May Glenn MacDonald, militarycorruption.com