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Five Years to Freedom: The True Story of a Vietnam POW | [James N. Rowe]

Five Years to Freedom: The True Story of a Vietnam POW

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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Publisher's Summary

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.

©1971 James N. Rowe (P)2003 Random House Audio

What the Critics Say

"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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    Charles LYNDON STATION, WISCONSIN, United States 01-28-13
    Charles LYNDON STATION, WISCONSIN, United States 01-28-13 Member Since 2015
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    An interesting enough book worth money. You wonder how many men will never return from POWs. I would recommend this book.


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    Vegan_MD 08-08-15
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    short story, but amazing all the same. Tells the very personal journey of men in captivity and changed the way the military approaches training for captured personnel.


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    Nick would randomly recall to me few of his thoughts of his time in captivity. Hearing these words now, bring a tear to my eye. He is greatly missed by so many.

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