Defiant: The POWs Who Endured Vietnam's Most Infamous Prison, The Women Who Fought for Them, and The One Who Never Returned

Defiant: The POWs Who Endured Vietnam's Most Infamous Prison, The Women Who Fought for Them, and The One Who Never Returned ≢ Hardcover ᥘ Defiant: The POWs Who Endured Vietnam's Most Infamous Prison, The Women Who Fought for Them, and The One Who Never Returned store ⊒ ePUB By Alvin Townley ⋏ You told it exactly like it was In this unexpected way, your book made it all worthwhile GEORGE MCKNIGHT, POW, 1965 1973 Defiant is a riveting tribute to the unyielding men who endured years of brutal captivity as POWs in Vietnam and the families they left behind The men of the Alcatraz Eleven are true American heroes and their extraordinary stories will serve as an inspiration for generations to come SENATOR JOHN MCCAIN, POW, 1967 1973These heroic men and women remind us how courage, devotion, and faith can triumph even in the darkest of times In Defiant, Alvin Townley masterfully tells the inspirational and unforgettable story of our Vietnam POWs and the Alcatraz Eleven PRESIDENT JIMMY CARTERAlvin Townley s story of the courage, valor and honor of eleven indomitable POWs and their wives is a new American classic that will be read as long as the breezes kiss Old Glory As I read it I wept STEPHEN COONTSA moving, must read of extraordinary courage and mutual support in facing unimaginable hardship and torture ANN MILLS GRIFFITHS, Chair, National League of POW MIA FamiliesThis stirring tale by Alvin Townley of resilience and leadership under unimaginable conditions is a must read JIM LOVELL, Commander of Apollo 13 Defiant is Unbroken meets Band of Brothers and then someThe devotion and undefeatable will of these courageous American heroes shines on every page and reminds us exactly what our great nation is made of CONGRESSMAN PETE SESSIONSThis moving and authentic epic of unrelenting heroism shines like the sun as an example of American men and women at their very best Medal of Honor recipient GEORGE BUD DAY, POW, 1968 1973Riveting Powerful Authentic I had tears in my eyes reading Defiant If I can still cry, I know others will too MIKE MCGRATH, POW, 1967 1973 Defiant will make you proud to be an American, and Alvin Townley s writing makes you feel as if you are there yourself It would be a wonderful textbook for a course on how to be a POW, but it is also a book for anyone on how to face and overcome adversity WESLEY D SCHIERMAN, POW, 1965 1973Alvin Townley has captured the individual accounts of these eleven men and woven them into a captivating story of resilience, courage and love of country ROBERT H SHUMAKER, POW, 1965 1973A unique American epic which must never be forgotten Thanks to Alvin Townley s ability to convert its heartbreaking reality into vivid prose, its men and women are alive as human beings as well as symbols of their commitment to each other and their country THOMAS FLEMING, author of The Officers Wives Defiant is a must read for those who seek to understand and honor the very best of America and its heroes Alvin Townley s exhaustive research shows us how our prisoners of war in Vietnam served with inspired bravery and unrelenting courage We can now know in detail how the most abused of them all survived years of brutality and solitary confinement MELVIN R LAIRD, Secretary of Defense 1968 1972 In Defiant, Alvin Townley reveals a moving, inspiring, untold story of courage and sacrifice that stands as a vivid testimony to what the human spirit can overcome This is an important and too often overlooked aspect of the Vietnam War s historyFor those interested in Vietnam s Band of Brothers, it is a must read JAY WINIK, bestselling author of April 1865 and The Great Upheaval Defiant is an astounding story that will capture your heart and mind proving once and for all that determination trumps circumstance ANDY ANDREWS, New York Times bestselling author of How Do You Kill 11 Million People , The Noticer, and The Traveler s GiftI carried this book from room to room and kept trying to put it down, but I couldn t stop reading Alvin Townley shows the heart of what it means to be American in this tale of some of our greatest heroes Defiant is superb GREGORY A FREEMAN, author of The Gathering Wind Hurricane Sandy, the Sailing Ship Bounty, and a Courageous Rescue at Sea Defiant is all about voices those that went unused for days by solitary prisoners of war, and those of silently suffering women back home who eventually felt no choice but to speak out Alvin Townley soberly evokes the terror, sadness, frustration, pain and inspiration they all felt, and along the way, gives us a Vietnam War most of us have never heard about, involving legions of American women and imprisoned men fighting together, thousands of miles apart ALAN HUFFMAN, author of Here I Am The Story of Tim Hetherington, War PhotographerThe story of human courage, individual and family perseverance, survival based on a warrior s code of honor Alvin Townley weaves the recollections of these remarkable men into a compelling narrative against the backdrop of war, freedom, forgiveness and reconciliation An inspirational account of POWs who served with honor while in captivity and returned home with a commitment to serve their country Larry Berman, author of Zumwalt The Life and Times of Admiral Elmo Russell Bud Zumwalt, Jr.If you have ever wondered how real courage and ultimate perseverance should be defined, all you need to do is read these pages If you have ever pondered whether Americans still have the grit and the guts to show the world what it takes to defend freedom, reading about the Alcatraz Eleven will bolster your confidence What these men endured nearly defies description, but Alvin Townley has managed to pull it off brilliantly The writing is hard hitting and powerful, dynamic and breath taking So, too, is his retelling of the stoic courage of the loved ones stuck at home with uncertainty and doubt uncertainty about their own abilities to bear up, then doubt in the fortitude and truthfulness of their own government What the families did from afar, and how they ultimately put backbone into their own leaders and pushed accountability onto the captors of the POWs, is a story heretofore largely untold It is a narrative as striking in its own right as the tales of the Alcatraz Eleven themselves PHIL KEITH, award winning author of Blackhorse Riders and Fire Base IllingworthAlvin Townley s Defiant is a compelling recounting of the horror, hope, hell, and humanity that was daily life for the American prisoners of war who struggled through existence at Hanoi s most brutal prison camp Expertly researched and compellingly written, Townley s account of the reality of life both in Hanoi s prisons and for the families of the prisoners at home is inspiring reading and should be part of any Vietnam War library ANDREW WIEST, author of The Boys of 67Alvin Townley has done a magnificent job of weaving together the powerful and complex story of eleven men who survived the unbelievable cruelty of their North Vietnamese captors Defiant honors the bravery and sacrifice of our prisoners of war and their families as no other reporting has done to date These men, many of whom I knew, deserve no less RICHARD G CAPEN, Assistant to the Secretary of Defense 1968 1971 Alvin Townley s work speaks volumes of America and our service men and women, and their spouses.their honor, steadfastness, perseverance, spirit, and love of countryand clearly illuminates the differences in our militaries and governments Reading today of their time in captivity, brings the same emotions Americans shed upon their release and return in 1973 GENERAL J.H BINFORD PEAY III, U.S Army Retired Superintendent, Virginia Military Institute former Commander in Chief, U.S Central CommandWith Defiant, Alvin Townley has done readers a huge favor By describing the POWs scenes of torture and deprivation in such detail to the point we can almost feel our own bones crack under pressure he reminds us that we should never take our civil liberties for granted This book is a testament to the human spirit and how, in the worst of conditions with the best of men, it can be bent but never broken DAVID ABRAMS, author of FobbitIn a fast flowing narrative replete with reconstructed dialogue, Townley writes reverently of these POWs Publishers WeeklyInspirational Kirkus Reviews Defiant is a significant document of human survival and endurance under unspeakable circumstances, and, in a time when the White House levels charges of torture against fellow Americans, provides a reality check World AffairsA gripping account of the Alcatraz Eleven, a group of American prisoners of war in North Vietnam who formed a tough core of heroic resisters despite brutal and relentless efforts to break them and convert them into fodder for the Communist propaganda machine Townley s telling of these important stories is fresh and vivid, thanks to his interviews with surviving prisoners and their family members Defiant is an excellent book for younger readers with little knowledge of this searing chapter in American history, when a brash United States stumbled its way deeper and deeper into the Indochina morass Townley also adds an important, and often overlooked, dimension to the prisoners stories that of their wives campaign at home to thrust the plight of the P.O.W s into the national spotlight The New York Times Book ReviewTownley shines a light on the POWs courage and what their families back home went through The New York PostTownley recounts, in detail, how Stockdale, Denton, and the other POWs endured years of almost unimaginable physical and mental torture, and the ways the men coped with the physical pain and emotional torment VVA Veteran Defiant is a page turner Defiant focuses on the prisoners war criminals to the Vietnamese who were upgraded from bad Hanoi Hilton to worse Alcatraz No one group endured any than the 11 brothers, Townley writes, and he proves his point We should not forget, and you won t Marine Corps TimesDefiant is an extremely accurate depiction of the miserable existence prisoners of the North Viet Nam NVN endured during the US war in Viet Nam I know his description is accurate because I was held prisoner in NVN prison camps in and around Hanoi for almost six years, from May 1967 to March 1973 Alvin Townley has done a remarkable job in portraying many aspects of the POW s situation and capturing his resolve to return with honor He has given a well researched look into the hearts and minds of these men and their wives Defiant will educate the serious military history student and the curious citizen I believe it will also be an inspiration to many Captain Robert J Naughton, U.S Navy Retired , Naval Historical FoundationALVIN TOWNLEY is the acclaimed author of Legacy of Honor The Values and Influence of America s Eagle Scouts, Spirit of Adventure Eagle Scouts and the Making of America s Future, and Fly Navy Discovering the Extraordinary People and Enduring Spirit of Naval Aviation He lives in his hometown of Atlanta, Georgia. 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  • Hardcover
  • 640 pages
  • Alvin Townley
  • English
  • 12 November 2016