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Solitary Survivor: The First American Pow in Southeast Asia

Lawrence R., Jr. Bailey

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ISBN 10: 1574880047 / ISBN 13: 9781574880045
Published by November 1995, Washington, 1995
Condition: Very Good Hardcover
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214 pages. INSCRIBED BY AUTHOR ON FRONT ENDPAPER. Black boards, illustrated dust jacket. Slight rubbing to dust jacket, clean covers, pages crisp and unmarked; a clean, tight copy. Record # 451788. Bookseller Inventory # 451788

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Title: Solitary Survivor: The First American Pow in...

Publisher: November 1995, Washington

Publication Date: 1995

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Very Good

Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good

Signed: Signed by Author(s)

Edition: 1st Edition

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On March 23, 1961, Lawrence R. Bailey Jr, then a major serving as assistant Army attache in Laos, became America's first prisoner of war in Southeast Asia when the unarmed C-47 in which he was riding was shot down over the Plain of Jars. Of the eight men on the aircraft, Bailey was the only one to survive. Suffering from crippling injuries, he was captured by the Pathet Lao and held in solitary confinement in an unlit cell for 17 months. Of the more than 600 Americans captured or unaccounted for in Laos during the war in Southeast Asia, only 15 escaped or were released. This book provides a look at a different aspect of the war - the very early days in Laos - and describes how one man overcame the most physically demeaning and mentally challenging of circumstances.

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Lawrence R. Bailey, Jr. is a retired U.S. Army colonel.

Ron Martz writes on defense issues for the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. His books include Solitary Survivor: The First American POW in Southeast Asia (with Lawrence R. Bailey, Jr.; Brassey’s, Inc., 1995) and White Tigers: My Secret War in North Korea (with Ben Malcom; Brassey’s, Inc., 1996), which Publishers Weekly praised as "exciting reading." He lives in Roswell, Georgia.

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