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I'm No Hero (Signed)

Plumb, Charlie

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ISBN 10: 1881886026 / ISBN 13: 9781881886020
Published by Independence Press, Calabasas, CA, 1973
Condition: As New Soft cover
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Softcover in glossy pictorial wraps. Thirty-second printing of first edition. Calligraphically SIGNED and inscribed on half-title page by Charlie Plumb "To Jan, Thanks for your service!" Book is As New, crisp, clean, and unread. A memoir by a POW in Vietnam. Illustrated by Alta Adkins. Small 8vo. 287 pp. Bookseller Inventory # 88364

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Title: I'm No Hero (Signed)

Publisher: Independence Press, Calabasas, CA

Publication Date: 1973

Binding: Paperback

Book Condition:As New

Signed: Signed by Author(s)

Edition: 1st Edition

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I'm No Hero is the autobiography of Captain J. Charles Plumb. It is also the detailed story of American POW's in Viet Nam who faced an isolated world of degradation, loneliness, tedium, hunger and pain. More significantly, it is a story of hope for it deals directly with the techniques used by the POW's to survive, and how those same techniques can be used by each of us to overcome the riggers of everyday life. The story is not pretty. It tells of illness, of insanity, of the torture room with walls built to muffle human screams, of the "rope trick" and the "fan belt" - torture procedures designed to make a man talk. But it also tells of the ingenuity and creativity which allowed the men to outsmart their guards, to set up communication systems, educational classes, escape plans, and to maintain their chain of command. It is a revealing story of hope, validating the strength of the human spirit. Plumb is a living testimony to how overcoming adversity can propel us beyond self-imposed limits, making us stronger and more confident. He leaves his readers wanting to achieve and excel, no matter what the obstacles.

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Warwick Books, is an Internet-only bookseller that specializes in hard-to-find books for avid readers and collectors. Many of our books are out of print. Specialties include literature, signed firsts, art and photography, design, illustrated books, cookbooks, field guides, children's books, needlecraft books, and Americana. We recently acquired a large private collection of books on military history. The focus is on World War II as well as aviation history. Warwick Books is a member of IOBA, the Independent Online Booksellers Association.

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