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The passing of the night : my seven years as a prisoner of the North Vietnamese

Author: Robinson Risner
Publisher: New York : Ballantine Books, 1975, ©1973.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The real story of what went on in the prison camps in North Vietnam, it was a nightmare that required incredible endurance to survive. He describes the days of screaming or in tears, of the monotony and despair and six weeks when he was confrontedby a torture he could not deal with.
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Genre/Form: Personal narratives, American
Named Person: Robinson Risner
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Robinson Risner
ISBN: 0345242777 : 9780345242778
OCLC Number: 2514934
Description: x, 246 pages ; 18 cm
Contents: Premonitions --
A prisoner of the North Vietnamese --
First day in a North Vietnamese prison cell --
Shaping of the future --
Korea --
From Korea to Vietnam --
"How do you pray for a broom in Latin?" --
A hero left behind --
The "human and lenient treatment" begins --
"I thought I could take anything they could dish out" --
Christmas in Hanoi --
What do you tell your buddies when you spill your guts? --Tryouts for Radio Hanoi --
The Hanoi march --
The longest six weeks of my life --
Burning my bridges --
My first roommate --
Meeting the delegations --
The passing of the night --
Tortured as a spy --
Passing the time --
Three who paid with their lives --
"Who is in command?" --
The move to Camp Unity --
The first church service --
We will talk regardless --
Intimations of peace --
Free at last --
My candle in the window --
Home.
Responsibility: by Robinson Risner.

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The real story of what went on in the prison camps in North Vietnam, it was a nightmare that required incredible endurance to survive. He describes the days of screaming or in tears, of the monotony and despair and six weeks when he was confrontedby a torture he could not deal with.

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