Open Doors: Vietnam POWs Thirty Years Later Taylor Baldwin Kiland

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Published: December 31st 2005

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184 pages


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Open Doors: Vietnam POWs Thirty Years Later  by  Taylor Baldwin Kiland

Open Doors: Vietnam POWs Thirty Years Later by Taylor Baldwin Kiland
December 31st 2005 | Kindle Edition | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, AUDIO, mp3, ZIP | 184 pages | ISBN: | 4.19 Mb

Open Doors is a tribute to Vietnam prisoners of war and their individual determination in seeking personal and professional happiness upon their release. A testament to the strength of the human spirit and the power of human will, it is also aMoreOpen Doors is a tribute to Vietnam prisoners of war and their individual determination in seeking personal and professional happiness upon their release.

A testament to the strength of the human spirit and the power of human will, it is also a celebration of freedom. While their experience in captivity has been well documented, historians have largely overlooked the current lives of former Vietnam POWs. Combining photo portraits and insightful profiles of thirty Vietnam-era POWs, Taylor Baldwin Kiland and Jamie Howren offer an intimate look at these menùthe longest-held group of returned POWs in our nationös historyùas husbands, fathers, sons, brothers, and grandfathers. Subjects include the famous (Sen. John McCain and former vice presidential candidate Vice Adm.

James Stockdale) and the not-so-famous. None received celebrity treatment on their liberation- all resumed their lives as private citizens. Most of them have flourished in the face of great challenges, proud of their accomplishments.The book is based on a traveling photographic exhibit that has been touring the United States since October 2003. Rather than dwelling on the torture and suffering of their years in the notorious prison complex known to its inhabitants as the ôHanoi Hilton,ö the authors focused on commemorating the thirtieth anniversary of the POWsÆ return to the United States and on celebrating the years of freedom and personal achievement that followed.



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