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The Resource Hero found : [the greatest POW escape of the Vietnam War], Bruce Henderson, (electronic resource e-audio)

Hero found : [the greatest POW escape of the Vietnam War], Bruce Henderson, (electronic resource e-audio)

Label
Hero found : [the greatest POW escape of the Vietnam War]
Title
Hero found
Title remainder
[the greatest POW escape of the Vietnam War]
Statement of responsibility
Bruce Henderson
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Contributor
Author
Narrator
Performer
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In February 1966, U.S. Navy pilot Dieter Dengler was shot down over "neutral Laos." He crashed deep in territory controlled by North Vietnamese army regulars and the communist Pathet Lao, who would eventually capture him and hold him prisoner in a fortified jungle prisoner-of-war camp.But German-born Dengler was no ordinary prisoner. Already a legend in the Navy for his escape and evasion skills-amply demonstrated during training in the California desert-he would initiate, plan, and lead an organized escape from the POW camp, becoming the longest-held American to escape captivity during the Vietnam War. Caught in a most desperate situation, imprisoned not only by the enemy but by the jungle itself, Dengler's heroic impulse was to not only get himself out but to free all the other POWs-Americans, Thai, and Chinese-some of whom had been held for years.In a surreal scene of brotherhood and celebration, Dengler returned to his aircraft carrier, the USS Ranger, six months after being shot down-emaciated and ravaged with strange tropical illnesses, but very much alive and joyous to be so-only two weeks before the ship was due to leave the Gulf of Tonkin and return home.Bruce Henderson served with Dengler aboard Ranger off the coast of Vietnam and here tells Dengler's complete story for the first time, drawing on extensive interviews with the intrepid pilot, his squadron mates, friends, and family, as well as declassified military archival materials, some now available for the first time, and personal letters and journals. Henderson's riveting account amply demonstrates why Dengler's story of unending optimism, innate courage, loyalty, and survival against overwhelming odds remains for his fellow flyers and shipmates the best and brightest memory of their generation's war
Accompanying matter
technical information on music
Cataloging source
Midwest
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1946-
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Henderson, Bruce B.
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not applicable
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not applicable
Literary text for sound recordings
other
PerformerNote
Read by Todd McLaren
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • McLaren, Todd Parker
  • hoopla digital
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  • Vietnam War, 1961-1975
  • Prisoners of war
Target audience
general
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not applicable
Label
Hero found : [the greatest POW escape of the Vietnam War], Bruce Henderson, (electronic resource e-audio)
Link
https://www.hoopladigital.com/title/10756382
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Publication
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unknown
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digital storage
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
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not applicable
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unknown
Content category
spoken word
Content type code
  • spw
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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  • not applicable
  • unknown
Edition
Unabridged.
Extent
1 online resource (1 audio file (660 min.))
File format
unknown
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
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not applicable
Isbn
9781400197026
Isbn Type
(sound recording : hoopla Audio Book)
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not applicable
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unknown
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unknown
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computer
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rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
digital.
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
10756382
Publisher number
MWT10756382
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unknown
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access
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sound
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
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  • other
  • remote
Speed
other
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(MWT)MWT10756382
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Mode of access: World Wide Web
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Label
Hero found : [the greatest POW escape of the Vietnam War], Bruce Henderson, (electronic resource e-audio)
Link
https://www.hoopladigital.com/title/10756382
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Capture and storage technique
digital storage
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
not applicable
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Content category
spoken word
Content type code
  • spw
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
  • not applicable
  • unknown
Edition
Unabridged.
Extent
1 online resource (1 audio file (660 min.))
File format
unknown
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9781400197026
Isbn Type
(sound recording : hoopla Audio Book)
Kind of cutting
not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
not applicable
Kind of material
unknown
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
digital.
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
10756382
Publisher number
MWT10756382
Quality assurance targets
unknown
Reformatting quality
access
Sound
sound
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
  • other
  • remote
Speed
other
System control number
(MWT)MWT10756382
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable
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