In 1965, then Lieutenant Colonel Robinson Risner was shot down on a bombing mission over North Vietnam. During his seven years in Hoa Lo Prison, the "Hanoi Hilton," he was sunjected to the most brutal tortures and suffered almost every imaginable deprivation, as his captors tried to break him and use him for propaganda.
Honest account. I'm sure he left a lot out, but what he does recount is chilling and should make people realize that their safe, sunny world isn't invioable.
To describe courage and bravery, strength and resilience, pride and professionalism, it only takes two words....Robinson Risner. In an ordeal that began in 1965 and lasted for a monumental seven and a half years, he was incarcerated in the Hanoi Hilton and Zoo prison compounds in North Vietnam after he was shot down.
Subjected to unspeakable tortures and barbaric conditions, Robinson Risner literally descended into a pit of hell from which he was eventually delivered out of by his relentless perseverance and his faith in God.
After reading The Passing of the Night, it reinforced my pride in America, our military, and the extraordinary stature of our convictions and beliefs in the most desperate of times.
Robison Risner's book is heartfelt, down to earth, and very moving in its portrayal and leaves a resounding message for everyone. No matter how difficult things may be in life, never lose faith in yourself and always know God will never give you more than you can handle.
This book comes highly recommended to anyone and everyone.
a sad dreary story, also true. this guy has guts to spare. hardback edition
One of the most riveting books I have ever read on courage, endurance beyond imagination, and above all faith in God through it all. He puts a tremendous human face to suffering and overcoming obstacles which are almost beyond belief as to the cruelty inflicted on them, that make us who have never faced the things these POW's faced, stand in awe of what faith in God can do to not only endure, but overcome. A book that will leave you with a greater appreciation of our freedoms in America, and for the men who fought and suffered for it.