Prisoners of War in American Conflicts by Harry P. RicondaPrisoners of War in American Conflicts by Harry P. Riconda

Prisoners of War in American Conflicts

byHarry P. Riconda

Hardcover | August 4, 2003

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From the beginning of time there have been wars and people taken as captives as a result of these wars. In ancient times and early modern history, many of these captives were simply called and used as slaves. Readers are introduced to the subject of prisoners of war with an overview of terms common to all prisoners of war and a review of the treatment of captives in ancient and early history. Moving through the history of prisoners from the American Revolution through to the current War on Terror, the text discusses how prisoners were captured; the housing, medical care, food, and sanitary conditions under which they were held; the tortures or other cruelties inflicted upon them; the escapes-both successful and not-that some captives made or attempted; and the releases and terms under which they were released. Those interested in the human side of war will find this an interesting and informative read as it focuses on the prisoners and discusses the wars only to the extent necessary to cover the prisoners of war.
The late Harry P. Riconda was a former intelligence officer of the Korean War, who also served as an official observer to the repatriation sessions for anti-communist prisoners held at Munsan-ni.
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Title:Prisoners of War in American ConflictsFormat:HardcoverDimensions:368 pages, 8.62 × 5.66 × 0.97 inPublished:August 4, 2003Publisher:Scarecrow PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0810847655

ISBN - 13:9780810847651

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Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Primitive Times to Early Modern History Chapter 2 The American Revolution Chapter 3 The Quasi-Undeclared Naval War with France Chapter 4 The Tripolitan Wars Chapter 5 The War of 1812 Chapter 6 The Mexican War Chapter 7 The Civil War Chapter 8 The Spanish-American War Chapter 9 World War I Chapter 10 World War II - North Africa and Europe Chapter 11 World War II - The Pacific Theater Chapter 12 The Korean War Chapter 13 The Vietnam War Chapter 14 MIAs Unaccounted for in Korea and Vietnam Chapter 15 The Gulf War Chapter 16 The War Against Terror Chapter 17 Glossary of Terms 18 Bibliography 19 Index

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Prisoners of War in American Conflicts represents the culmination of [Riconda's] career as both a military man and a scholar.. Wades through every major American armed conflict from the Revolutionary War right on through to today's War on Terror. The result is a complete examination of life as a POW.