American Patriot: The Life and Wars of Colonel Bud Day

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Little, Brown, 2007 - Biography & Autobiography - 400 pages
During the course of his military career, Bud Day won every available combat medal, escaped death on no less than seven occasions, and spent 67 months as a POW in the infamous Hanoi Hilton, along with John McCain. Despite sustained torture, Day would not break. He became a hero to POWs everywhere--a man who fought without pause, not a prisoner of war, but a prisoner at war.

Upon his return, passed over for promotion to Brigadier General, Day retired. But years later, with his children grown and a lifetime of service to his country behind him, he would engage in another battle, this one against an opponent he never had expected: his own country. On his side would be the hundreds of thousands of veterans who had fought for America only to be betrayed. And what would happen next would make Bud Day an even greater legend.

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You'll be blown away by the strength of character in Colonel "Bud" Day. A Prisoner of War in the Hanoi Hilton for 67 months, he never broke, never quit fighting, and never ceased being a leader and ... Read full review

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One of America's finest men. Sad that only a few people know about his life and what he sacrificed for us. Well worth reading. Read full review

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About the author (2007)

Robert Coram is the author of four nonfiction books and seven novels. His articles have appeared in the New Yorker and other national magazines, and he was twice nominated for the Pulitzer Prize for his work as a reporter for the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

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