Defiant: The Pows Who Endured Vietnam's Most Infamous Prison

byAlvin Townley

Mass Market Paperback | August 2, 2016

Defiant: The Pows Who Endured Vietnam's Most Infamous Prison by Alvin Townley
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"Unbroken meets Band of Brothers-and then some."
-Congressman Pete Sessions

During the Vietnam War, hundreds of American prisoners-of-war faced years of brutal conditions and horrific torture at the hands of North Vietnamese guards and interrogators who ruthlessly plied them for military intelligence and propaganda. Determined to maintain their Code of Conduct, the POWs developed a powerful underground resistance. To quash it, their captors 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.

"Inspirational." -Kirkus Reviews
As these men suffered in Hanoi, their wives back at home launched an extraordinary campaign that would ultimately spark the POW/MIA movement. When the survivors of Alcatraz finally returned, one would go on to receive the Medal of Honor, another would become a U.S. Senator, and a third still serves in the U.S. Congress. A story of survival and triumph, courage and brotherhood, Alvin Townley's Defiant is a compelling work that no reader will soon forget.

"A riveting tribute to true American heroes."-Senator John McCain, POW (1967-73)

This edition of the book is the deluxe, tall rack mass market paperback.

Prologue: A Dark Place1. Black Sea and American Firepower2. Welcome to the Hanoi Hilton3. Dead or Alive?4. I Submit5. T-O- R-T- U-R- E6. My Dearest Syb7. Lord, I Just Need Your Help8. I Love a Parade9. Superman!10. Your Adoring Husband11. BACK US12. A Snake You Can't Kill13. A Helluva Story14. The Bad Camp15. To Tell the World16. We Wi...
Title:Defiant: The Pows Who Endured Vietnam's Most Infamous PrisonFormat:Mass Market PaperbackProduct dimensions:640 pages, 7.54 X 4.36 X 1 inShipping dimensions:640 pages, 7.54 X 4.36 X 1 inPublished:August 2, 2016Publisher:St. Martin's PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1250061881

ISBN - 13:9781250061881

Appropriate for ages: All ages

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