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- DescriptionOpen Doors is a tribute to Vietnam prisoners of war and their individual determination in seeking personal and professional happiness upon their release. A testament to the strength of the human spirit and the power of human will, it is also a celebration of freedom. While their experience in captivity has been well documented, historians have largely overlooked the current lives of former Vietnam POWs. Combining photo portraits and insightful profiles of thirty Vietnam-era POWs, Taylor Baldwin Kiland and Jamie Howren offer an intimate look at these men-the longest-held group of returned POWs in our nation s history-as husbands, fathers, sons, brothers, and grandfathers. Subjects include the famous (Sen. John McCain and former vice presidential candidate Vice Adm. James Stockdale) and the t-so-famous. None received celebrity treatment on their liberation; all resumed their lives as private citizens. Most of them have flourished in the face of great challenges, proud of their accomplishments. The book is based on a traveling photographic exhibit that has been touring the United States since October 2003. Rather than dwelling on the torture and suffering of their years in the torious prison complex kwn to its inhabitants as the Hai Hilton, the authors focused on commemorating the thirtieth anniversary of the POWs' return to the United States and on celebrating the years of freedom and personal achievement that followed.
- Author BiographyTaylor Baldwin Kiland, a former lieutenant in the US Navy, is the third generation in her family to serve. A resident of Arlington, Virginia, she is the coauthor of two other books with military themes.
- Author(s)Taylor Baldwin Kiland
- PublisherPotomac Books Inc
- Date of Publication30/12/2005
- SubjectMilitary History
- Place of PublicationDulles
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintPotomac Books Inc
- Content Noteillustrations
- Weight431 g
- Width176 mm
- Height254 mm
- Spine10 mm
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