Glory Denied: The Saga of Jim Thompson, America's Longest-held Prisoner of War
He was Born in New Jersey in 1933 and only dreamed of being a military man. Marrying shortly after high school, he joined the army in 1956 and was dispatched to Vietnam in 1963 when America still seemed innocent. Jim Thompson would have led a perfectly ordinary, undistinguished life had he not been captured four months later, becoming the first American prisoner in Vietnam and, ultimately, the longest-held prisoner of war in American history. Forgotten Soldier is Thompson's epic story, a remarkable reconstruction of one man's life and a searing account that questions who is a real American hero. Examining the lives of Thompson's family on the home front, as well as his brutal treatment and five escape attempts in Vietnam, military journalist Tom Philpott weaves an extraordinary tale, showing how the American government intentionally suppressed Thompson's story.
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GLORY DENIED: The Saga of Jim Thompson, America's Longest-Held Prisoner of WarUser Review - Jane Doe - Kirkus
An excruciating oral history of the life of the longest-held American prison of the Vietnam War, from Military Update columnist Philpott.Thompson was held prisoner in Vietnam from 1964 until 1973 ... Read full review
Glory denied: the saga of Jim Thompson, America's longest-held prisoner of warUser Review - Not Available - Book Verdict
As in Jeremiah A. Denton's When Hell Was in Session (1976. o.p.), the odyssey of America's longest-held prisoner, Special Forces Col. Floyd "Jim" Thompson, is told through a series of interviews with ... Read full review