The Resource Surviving Hell: : a POW'S Journey, (ebook)

Surviving Hell: : a POW'S Journey, (ebook)

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Surviving Hell: : a POW'S Journey
Title
Surviving Hell:
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a POW'S Journey
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eng
Summary
On April 19, 1967, Air Force Colonel Leo Thorsness was on a mission over North Vietnam when his wingman was shot down by an enemy MiG, which then lined up for a gunnery pass on the two American pilots who had bailed out. Although his F 105 was not designed for aerial combat, Thorsness engaged the MiG and destroyed it. Spotting four more MiGs, he fought his way through a barrage of North Vietnamese SAMs to engage them too, shooting down one and driving off the others. For this action, Thorsness was awarded the Medal of Honor. But he didn't learn about it until years later-by a "tap code" coming through prison walls-because on April 30, Thorsness was shot down, captured, and transported to the Hanoi Hilton. Surviving Hell recounts a six-year captivity marked by hours of brutal torture and days of agonizing boredom. With a novelist's eye for character and detail, Thorsness describes how he and other American POWs strove to keep their humanity. Thrown into solitary confinement for refusing to bow down to his captors, for instance, he disciplined his mind by memorizing long passages of poetry that other prisoners sent him by tap code. Filled with hope and humor, Surviving Hell is an eloquent story of resistance and survival. No other book about American POWs has described so well the strategies these remarkable men used in their daily effort to maintain their dignity. With resilience and resourcefulness, they waged war by other means in the darkest days of a long captivity
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Midwest
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1932-2017-
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Thorsness, Leo
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959.704/37
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no index present
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non fiction
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  • Fighter pilots
  • Prisoners of war
  • Prisoners of war
  • Thorsness, Leo
  • Vietnam War, 1961-1975
  • Vietnam War, 1961-1975
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adult
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Surviving Hell: : a POW'S Journey, (ebook)
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1 online resource
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Digital content provided by hoopla
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9781594035470
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(electronic bk.)
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MWT11836460
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remote
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11836460
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MWT11836460
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Mode of access: World Wide Web
Label
Surviving Hell: : a POW'S Journey, (ebook)
Link
Publication
Color
multicolored
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9781594035470
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Publisher number
MWT11836460
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
11836460
System control number
MWT11836460
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web

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