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Titel: Spite House: The Last Secret of the War in ...
Verlag: W W Norton & Co Inc
Zustand des Schutzumschlags: Dust Jacket Included
Auflage: 1st Edition
0393040410 Fine in Fine dust jacket. First edition.* Quality, Value, Experience. Buchnummer des Verkäufers NT922SD0147
Inhaltsangabe: The author of Kiss the Boys Goodbye provides a thought-provoking account of Marine private Robert Garwood who, in 1965, was captured by the Vietcong and held prisoner for fourteen years, only to escape, return to the U.S., and be convicted of collaborating with the enemy. Tour.
Rezension: This book uses impressive spadework to tell the story of what its subtitle calls "the last secret of the war in Vietnam," namely, what really happened in the case of Marine Private Bobby Garwood, the last soldier to return from the war alive. He returned in 1979, after 14 years missing in action. Jensen-Stevenson, a former Sixty Minutes producer, managed to get on the record people who have spent years staying off it: several well-placed military intelligence figures and Garwood (court-martialed for consorting with the enemy upon his return) himself. The main contentions of the book are that Garwood didn't desert but was captured after a firefight, that despite the sorts of lapses that virtually all Vietnam POWs fell prey to from time to time, he remained a loyal American throughout an incredibly arduous captivity, and most explosively of all: that before his return, based on the idea that he was a defector, there was an organized effort by U.S. forces to assassinate him. Readers will conclude that the Garwood case needs re-opening.
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