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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (229 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: James N. Rowe Narrator: Reathel Bean Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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When Green Beret Lieutenant James N. Rowe was captured in 1963 in Vietnam, his life became more than a matter of staying alive.

In a Vietcong POW camp, Rowe endured beri-beri, dysentery, and tropical fungus diseases. He suffered grueling psychological and physical torment. He experienced the loneliness and frustration of watching his friends die. And he struggled every day to maintain faith in himself as a soldier and in his country as it appeared to be turning against him.

His survival is testimony to the disciplined human spirit.

His story is gripping.

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Quotes & Awards

  • The Most Important Book Ever Written About The Vietnam Experience.  The people of the United States can be immensely proud of Nick Rowe and Americans like him who have resisted and survived the worst abuse a brutal enemy could visit upon us. Robin Moore
  • If you can read this story and not weep, you are inhuman. The Cincinnati Post

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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Jeanie | 2/19/2014

    " AWESOME book! I highly recommend this to anyone who has an interest in Vietnam or war stories or just stories of amazing survival. It is very readable and gives a lot of background into the Vietnam culture and the politics of the war. The man kept a diary throughout his captivity and it showed an interesting side to the indoctrination/policies of the Vietnam people. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Keith | 2/16/2014

    " The autobiography of Vietnam POW Nick Rowe, this book is above and beyond what I had expected. Rowe does a great job sharing his story in a manner that keeps the reader wanting to turn to the next page. If you want a glimpse into what Vietnam POWs went through this book is for you. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Chrissy | 2/3/2014

    " I don't know what to say about this book other than Read It! The experiences this man went through as a POW for five years, and the fact that he was able to keep surviving is a testament to his character and human resolve in the face of adversity. If you think you're going through hardships and life is so tough on you, this book will put things into perspective. I can imagine it was difficult for the author to put all these things on paper and relive the experiences while writing, but it is to the benefit of the American people (and others as well) that he has. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Lahni Johnson | 1/19/2014

    " I really enjoyed this book and learning about everything he did to survive. "

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