Fascinating account of US Navy aviator Dieter Dengler and his experiences as a POW and how is was able to escape, several times, from his captors.
The book lays the ground work for Dieter's amazing ability to survive and endure by relaying his childhood in WWII Germany and how he was able to immigrate to the US and eventually join the US Navy and learn to fly.
The, sometimes graphic, account of his escape through Laos and Vietnam is gruesome to imagine, making his feat all the more impressive
My only knock would be the lengthy back-story from his childhood in Germany, though important to set the stage I think it could have been shortened a bit without taking away from the story.
Always entertaining even if full of insider (to chefs and restaurant folk) details - but that's the point. Anthony writes for people like him and the rest of us just come along for the ride because he's such a good story teller.
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