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In love and war : the story of a family's ordeal and sacrifice during the Vietnam years

Author: James B Stockdale; Sybil Stockdale
Publisher: New York : Harper & Row, ©1984.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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"This is the true story of Jim Stockdale, a navy fighter pilot shot down and taken prisoner during the Vietnam War; and his wife, Sybil, who, back home in California, carried on a valiant fight on behalf of her husband and all other POWs during the eight years of his imprisonment. Vice Admiral Stockdale entered the fray as a commander in 1964, when the American commitment totaled about 16,00o men, and left it in  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Personal narratives, American
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Stockdale, James B.
In love and war.
New York : Harper & Row, ©1984
(OCoLC)644543217
Named Person: James B Stockdale; Sybil Stockdale; James B (Soldat) Stockdale
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: James B Stockdale; Sybil Stockdale
ISBN: 0060153180 9780060153182
OCLC Number: 10483777
Description: viii, 472 pages, [32] pages of plates : illustrations, maps, plans ; 25 cm
Contents: Prologue --
Three days in August --
The Navy wife --
Growing up in Illinois --
Japan reprieve --
Shootdown --
Getting the news --
Learning the ropes --
Making connections --
Strength in unity --
Going public with the truth --
Fighting hard --
Washington episode --
Alcatraz gang --
Premonitions of Jim's return --
Release --
Homecoming --
Epilogue --
Appendix 1. Aviators' immediate accounts of the Gulf of Tonkin Action --
Appendix 2. McNamara's use of radio intercepts --
Appendix 3. The fate of critical prisoner-gathered intelligence --
Appendix 4. International press coverage of Stockdale's appearance in downtown Hanoi --
Appendix 4. The fate of escapees --
Appendix 5. North Vietnam casualties during the B-52 raids.
Responsibility: Jim & Sybil Stockdale.

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"This is the true story of Jim Stockdale, a navy fighter pilot shot down and taken prisoner during the Vietnam War; and his wife, Sybil, who, back home in California, carried on a valiant fight on behalf of her husband and all other POWs during the eight years of his imprisonment. Vice Admiral Stockdale entered the fray as a commander in 1964, when the American commitment totaled about 16,00o men, and left it in 1973, when the number was about the same. In between, however, our commitment had shot up to over thirty times that number. The truth about the Tonkin Gulf incidents--and how they precipitated our huge investment of treasure and blood--is a story Jim Stockdale has protected for twenty years, almost eight of them at great risk in a Communist prison. Sybil and Jim tell their story in alternating chapters--Jim recounting his experiences in prison during those years; Sybil telling of her struggle to get the U.S. government to acknowledge the inhumane treatment of POWs in North Vietnam and to enforce the terms of the Geneva Convention--all the while raising four sons on her own. ... It will likely contain some surprises for American readers, but nothing is revealed here that is not already known by the North Vietnamese government."--Prologue.

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