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The Resource Six years in the Hanoi Hilton : an extraordinary story of courage and survival in Vietnam, Amy Shively Hawk ; with a foreword by Senator John McCain

Six years in the Hanoi Hilton : an extraordinary story of courage and survival in Vietnam, Amy Shively Hawk ; with a foreword by Senator John McCain

Label
Six years in the Hanoi Hilton : an extraordinary story of courage and survival in Vietnam
Title
Six years in the Hanoi Hilton
Title remainder
an extraordinary story of courage and survival in Vietnam
Statement of responsibility
Amy Shively Hawk ; with a foreword by Senator John McCain
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Author
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"In 1967, US Air Force fighter pilot James Shively was shot down over North Vietnam. After ejecting from his F-105 Thunderchief aircraft, he landed in a rice paddy and was captured by the North Vietnamese Army. For the next six years, Shively endured brutal treatment at the hands of the enemy in Hanoi prison camps. Back home, his beloved girlfriend Nancy eventually moved on and married another man. Bound in iron stocks at the Hanoi Hilton, unable to get home to his loved ones, Shively contemplated suicide. Yet somehow he found hope--and he became determined to help his fellow POWs survive. In a newspaper interview several years after his release, Shively said, "I had the opportunity to be captured, the opportunity to be interrogated, the opportunity to be tortured and the experience of answering questions under torture. It was an extremely humiliating experience. I felt sorry for myself. But I learned the hard way life isn't fair. Life is only what you make of it. "Written by Shively's stepdaughter Amy Hawk--whose mother Nancy ultimately reunited with and married Shively in a triumphant love story--and based on extensive audio recordings and Shively's own journals, Six Years at the Hanoi Hilton is a haunting, riveting portrayal of life as an American prisoner of war trapped on the other side of the world."--Jacket flap
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Hawk, Amy Shively
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1936-2018
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
McCain, John
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Shively, James R.
  • United States
  • United States
  • Fighter pilots
  • Government attorneys
  • Prisoners of war
  • Prisoners of war
  • Vietnam War, 1961-1975
  • Vietnam War, 1961-1975
  • Spokane (Wash.)
Target audience
general
Label
Six years in the Hanoi Hilton : an extraordinary story of courage and survival in Vietnam, Amy Shively Hawk ; with a foreword by Senator John McCain
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xxiii, 229 pages
Isbn
9781621575108
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2017275793
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some colour)
Ownership
*
System control number
  • pr02708170
  • (CaOWLBI)pr02708170
  • 429363
Label
Six years in the Hanoi Hilton : an extraordinary story of courage and survival in Vietnam, Amy Shively Hawk ; with a foreword by Senator John McCain
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xxiii, 229 pages
Isbn
9781621575108
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2017275793
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some colour)
Ownership
*
System control number
  • pr02708170
  • (CaOWLBI)pr02708170
  • 429363

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