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Open Doors: Vietnam POWs Thirty Years Later (Signed)

Howren, Jaime; Taylor Baldwin Kiland

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ISBN 10: 1597970204 / ISBN 13: 9781597970204
Published by Potomac Books, Washington DC, 2005
Condition: As New Hardcover
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Hardcover in dust jacket. First edition, second printing. SIGNED and inscribed by Taylor Baldwin Kiland on title page. Book and unpriced dust jacket are in fine, As New, gift-giving condition, crisp and clean, with tight binding and sharp corners. 8vo. 184 pp. including index. In protective Mylar. Bookseller Inventory # 83563

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Title: Open Doors: Vietnam POWs Thirty Years Later ...

Publisher: Potomac Books, Washington DC

Publication Date: 2005

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:As New

Dust Jacket Condition: As New

Signed: Signed by Author(s)

Edition: First Edition, Second Printing.

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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 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 men—the longest-held group of returned POWs in our nation”s history—as 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 “Hanoi Hilton,” the authors focused on commemorating the thirtieth anniversary of the POWs’ return to the United States and on celebrating the years of freedom and personal achievement that followed.

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Offers a unique look at America's survivors of the "Hanoi Hilton," in words and photographs; Examines their lives and contributions since their release and provides inspirational stories of overcoming adversity; Contains more than sixty photos showing the men before and after captivity.

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