A POW Diary: My Father's Struggle

Matta, George J. Jr.

ISBN 10: 0965808009 / ISBN 13: 9780965808002
Published by DarRyan Pr, Hoover, Alabama, 1997
Condition: Near Fine Soft cover
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Korean War era POW's story. Includes a list of over 1250 POW/MIAs discovered during the research conducted for this book. 403 pages illustrated with numerous b&w photos including portraits and landmarks. Clean throughout. Barking Dog Books and Art LLC has been an independent bookseller online since 2002. Orders are processed promptly, carefully packed, and shipped with delivery confirmation. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Bookseller Inventory # 008938

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Title: A POW Diary: My Father's Struggle

Publisher: DarRyan Pr, Hoover, Alabama

Publication Date: 1997

Binding: Trade Paperback

Book Condition: Near Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: No Jacket

Edition: First Printing (stated).

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A gripping, vivid and powerful true life story of the daily struggle to survive in the Prisoner of War (POW) Camps during the Korean War. Documented are the long march into captivity and over 800 days of desperation, treachery and brutality. It is presented in a manner that allows the reader to understand the human side of captivity. You will learn how the men coped with the knowledge that for them, the war was over and they may never get home again. Understand for the first time the affect the Chinese entry into the war had not only on the prisoners, but the North Korean civilians as well. Includes a list of over 1250 Korean War POW/MIAs found during the research conducted for the books.

From the Author:

I grew up never realizing the true character of the man who raised me. I had known that he was a prisoner during the war but like most repatriated POWs, the years spent in captivity were not a subject for discussion in our family. I wrote this book to honor my father's dream of documenting the experiences of Korean War POWs. But more importantly, it was written as his lasting tribute to all of those who gave their freedom, and in some cases their lives, so my family and many others can live free. It is intended to honor the over 1250 men listed in the back of the book and all of their comrades in arms. Their sacrifices have not been in vain and will not be forgotten.

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