Publisher: The University Press of Kentucky
Number of pages: 296
Weight: 525 g
Dimensions: 229 x 152 x 20 mm
" The Longest Rescue is a fine contribution to US military history in general and to POW studies in particular." -- Michigan War Studies Review
" The Longest Rescue is an incredibly moving account of the brutal captivity and honorable return home of a big man with an even bigger spirit, William Andrew Robinson. I had the distinct pleasure to meet Bill this past year when our Enlisted Heritage Research Institute unveiled a Vietnam POW exhibit paying tribute to him and his fellow captives. He shared his remarkable story with us, and what struck me most was his ability to forgive those who treated him so inhumanely. I greatly respect this American Airman, and am forever grateful for his tremendous contributions to the proud heritage, tradition of honor, and legacy of valor we celebrate in our Airman's Creed. This well-written book has deepened my admiration of and gratitude for Bill Robinson even more." -- Lt. General Dave Fadok, USAF, Commander & President, Air University
" The Longest Rescue is one of the most detailed and meaningful descriptions of what it means to be a prisoner of war." -- Lewis H. Carlson, author of Remember Prisoners of a Forgotten War and We Were Each Other's Prisoners
"A very interesting account of how one POW not only came to terms with his Vietnam experience, culminating in a return to the country where he was imprisoned, but even more strikingly, how he eventually reconciled himself to his own status as a POW." -- Craig Howes, author of Voices of the Vietnam POWs: Witnesses to Their Flight
"This fine book tells the story of William Robinson's heroic life before, during, and after his captivity experience in North Vietnam. It talks about real people working together to survive perhaps the longest and most severe POW experience since the Civil War. A very personal kind of story, one that touches the emotions deeply, I hope that readers will find it fascinating, especially in the horrific details of Robinson's captivity, his family difficulties, and his basic and genuine goodness of character." -- Robert C. Doyle, author of The Enemy in our Hands: American Treatment of Enemy POWs from the Revolution to the War on Terror
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