Book Reviews of Five Years to Freedom : The True Story of a Vietnam POW

Five Years to Freedom : The True Story of a Vietnam POW
Five Years to Freedom The True Story of a Vietnam POW
Author: James N. Rowe
ISBN-13: 9780345314604
ISBN-10: 0345314603
Publication Date: 5/12/1984
Pages: 480
Rating:
  • Currently 4.4/5 Stars.
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4.4 stars, based on 24 ratings
Publisher: Presidio Press
Book Type: Paperback
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A great story. Nick was an inspiration to all he worked with - including my husband. He died far too soon.
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When Green Beret Lieutenant James N. Rowe was captured in 1963 in Vietnam, his life became more than a matter of staying alive.

In a Vietcong POW camp, Rowe endured beri-beri, dysentery, and tropical fungus diseases. He suffered grueling psychological and physical torment. He experienced the loneliness and frustration of watching his friends die. And he struggled every day to maintain faith in himself as a soldier and in his country as it appeared to be turning against him.

His survival is testimony to the disciplined human spirit.
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My son tried to get me to read it for years. One of the most gripping stories I've read. Makes you appreciate all that we take for granted. I was at the crucial moment of the book at my niece's wedding - fortunately she was delayed coming down the aisle. Lt. Col Nick Rowe is one of my heros. May God bless his memory.
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Great read. COL Rowe takes you from the days of fighting to his desperate escape and rescue.
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This guy suffered and made it through.