What are the best books about the POWs in the Vietnam War?

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    #1An Enormous Crime

    An Enormous Crime
    An Enormous Crime: The Definitive Account of American POWs Abandoned in Southeast Asia is a history book written by Bill Hendon and Elizabeth A. Stewart. It was released in 2007. It is about the abandonment of American POWs.

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    Helen Ray
    Written on April 27, 2018
    "An enormous crime delves into the horrors of the Vietnam war. The prisoners of war, left behind, though, were never forgotten a this writer would have you believe. A dedicated team worked to find them and bring them home. Read this one with a grain of salt. Having lived during the time of the Vietnam war, I know FIRST HAND of the extreme efforts that went on to recover our POW's, one was my neighbor. He was finally found and brought home. Don't think that America's past was one of utter brutality and hatefulness. There were good people working, during this war, to take care of our missing soldiers. "
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    #2Why Didn't You Get Me Out?

    Why Didn't You Get Me Out?
    Why Didn't You Get Me Out?: A POW's Nightmare in Vietnam is a memoir written by Frank Anton with help from Tommy Denton. It is about the author's anger with the U.S. Government because of their inaction with his captivity.

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    Jorge Luis Escamilla
    Written on May 5, 2018
    "Very good book well written and keeps you reading. I felt like this story had me on the edge at times and very nervous. I was hoping for the best most of the time, and you have to read it to get that. "
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    #3Kiss the Boys Goodbye

    Kiss the Boys Goodbye

    Kiss the Boys Goodbye: How the United States Betrayed Its Own POWs in Vietnam is an investigative book written by Monika Jensen-Stevenson and William Stevenson. It was released in 1990.


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    Navya Mehta
    Written on May 6, 2018
    "I dreaded reading this book because I knew it would break my heart. It was both enlightening and incredibly sad at the same time. "
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    #4Some Never Forget

    Some Never Forget
    Some Never Forget is the second book in the two-part true-to-life series written by R. Cyril West, A POW/MIA Truth series. It was released in April 2017 and was an honoree for the 2018 Indie B.R.A.G. Award.

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    Willie Garrett
    Written on April 30, 2018
    "Some Never Forget, is definitely something I'd suggest if you want to get into the head of a vet. Putting yourself into their shoes and understanding the things they went through, in a cinematic way. A colorful and descriptive lesson of the human psyche."
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    #5Five Years to Freedom

    Five Years to Freedom

    Five Years to Freedom: The True Story of a Vietnam POW is a true-to-life memoir authored by James N. Rowe. It was released in 1984. It is about the author's harrowing five-year captivity in a Vietcong camp.


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    Kevin Qiu
    Written on April 28, 2018
    "Five Years to Freedom is a real life story about Lieutenant James N. Rowe who was captured in 1963 in Vietnam, for 5 years. It's an eye-opening story and an absolute must-read for those wanting to read about POW experiences in Vietnam."


Best What are the best books about the POWs in the Vietnam War
1An Enormous CrimeBooks 11 Paid
2Why Didn't You Get Me Out?Books 7 Paid
3Kiss the Boys GoodbyeBooks 4 Paid
4Some Never ForgetBooks 4 Paid
5Five Years to FreedomBooks 1 Paid

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