Kiss the Boys Goodbye: How the United States Betrayed Its Own POWs in Vietnam

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Although America's ill-fated involvement in Vietnam ended over 25 years ago, this explosive book argues convincingly that hundreds of American soldiers and airmen were left in captivity in Indochina, victims of their government's abuse of power and secrecy. First published in 1990, Kiss the Boys Goodbye has become the classic on the subject. This new edition now features an afterword, which fills in the latest news on the scandal of the men knowingly abandoned.

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Read this book many years ago, and its story stays with you forever. This was one of the few books that made me cry. It gives evidence on soldiers/sailors being left behind in Vietnam for years. The stories are heart breaking. Read full review

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About the author (1999)

Jenson-Stevenson is a former Emmy Award-winning Producer for 60 Minutes on CBS.

William Stevenson was born in London, England on June 1, 1924. During World War II, he was a pilot who flew for the British. After the war, he worked briefly for newspapers in England before moving to Canada in 1947 and becoming a foreign correspondent for The Toronto Star. By the 1960s, he was working for the Near and Far East News Group, a propaganda arm of the British government. He also helped produce documentaries for Canadian television and the BBC. He wrote several books including A Man Called Intrepid, 90 Minutes at Entebbe, Intrepid's Last Case, and Past to Present: A Reporter's Story of War, Spies, People, and Politics. He died on November 26, 2013 at the age of 89.

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