Captured: An American Prisoner of War in North Vietnam (Scholastic Focus) (KINDLE)

Les Innocents kThis was a good uick read for my middle gradeids My older son enjoys history and read it alsoFor the younger children and I it was ok I would have cleaned it up a little and let them read the full version when they were older My older son said he would have liked it to have details but it was ok for the younger ids Alvin Townley has done very thorough research and conducted many interviews to

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together this page story of Naval Aviator Jeremiah Denton It is written in second person but you still feel like You Are There With are there with Vietnam War was never declared in Congress and the Guards used that fact to violate the Geneva Convention and call the prisoners as war criminals The prisoners were allowed a meager diet often of contaminated food and housed in single dark cells They were told not to communicate with each other but the men used a coded system previously used They tapped on the walls hide messages in other places They endured torture that would make any person scream out in plan It is difficult to stomach that he was held for almost yearsThis book gives you that raw detail of what happened and it is impossible to read this story and not be moved Everyone needs to read this for an deeper understanding of the terrible experience that they went through and to deeply respect the men who were POWs This is the inspiring though sometimes horrendous and heartwrenching true story of Jeremiah Denton s capture and nearly 8 years as a POW in North Vietnam and his return with honor to his family and home in AmericaThis is a fascinating read and includes so many thick descriptions of the Hanoi Hilton including Room Eighteen as well as captors such as Pigeye Rabbit Mickey Mouse Dog Cat and The author Alvin Townley drew me in and I could almost feel the pain anger and resolve as Denton was being tortured for I could almost feel the pain anger and resolve as Denton was being tortured for book includes many historical photographs as well as the text of notes passed among prisoners which were used as valuable sources of unity and morale from true leadership that eventually brought the POWs homeThe book has a strong focus on leadership in crisis and shows that every person on a team has an important role in a survival situationHighly recommend War is hell General William T ShermanThe Eastern world it is explodingviolence flaring bullets loadingYou re old enough to ill but not for votingYou don t believe in war but what s that gun you re toting Barry McGuire Eve of Destruction 1965That song is very a propos to this dayI found this story very intense sad heartwarming affirming and triumphant 1965 was a banner year in world history The Beatles made history at Shea Stadium on August 15 1965 President Johnson signed the Voters Rights Act into law The war in Vietnam had escalated to a then all time high Riots although they did not start in 1965 many took place that year in the United States Watts California was the scene of the most infamous riot in the United States that yearJeremiah Denton was an American POW Prisoner of War who served nearly 8 years in the infamous Hanoi HELLton yes you read that right Jeremiah Denton and his fellow prisoners communicated by using their own secret codes and by signaling to one another through an eye blink version of the Morse Code Photographs are included which make this book even effective This book will give readers an inside view of the sheer hell the war was for those most directly involved and for all who were most directly impacted Thank you This is an excellent book It follows a POW during his time in Vietnam It also brings in those who were captured with him and talks about his captorsguards as well It s very real but doesn t go too far with graphic detail which I appreciate as this is a ids book that being said it doesn t over simplify or patronize the audience either It s a very good balance of difficult truth and age appropriate writing It is an interesting story and does eep you engaged It is very well researched and historically acc This one is inspirational and rich with realism It s the story of POW s who were captured for 7 long years and it tells what they lived through and survived to tell It is tastefully told in a way that is appropriate for The Lives of Stay-at-Home Fathers: Masculinity, Carework and Fatherhood in the United States kids and as a former Military wife of a man who was active in IraAfghanistan I think thatids who don t have any members of the Military in their family should read this one because they should understand what our freedom costs if they have not already been educated The. Alvin Townley a critically acclaimed author of adult nonfiction delivers a searing YA debut about American POWs during the Vietnam WarNaval aviator Jeremiah Denton was shot down and captured in North Vietnam in As a POW Jerry Denton led a group of fellow American prisoners in withstanding gruesome conditions behind enemy line.
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Captured: An American Prisoner of War in North Vietnam (Scholastic Focus)Each other perseverance and the importance of controlling our own actions even when we cannot control our situationRecommend this book 100% This is a well researched
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that provides an depth look one POW s experiences in North Vietnam Although geared toward middle grade and high school adults will also be fascinated by the story of Jerry Denton s capture by the North Vietnamese and the seven and half years he spent as a prisoner of warAlthough I new John McCain had been a POW in Vietnam and realized others had s Naval aviator Jeremiah Denton was shot down and captured in North Vietnam in 1965 As a POW Jerry Denton led a group of fellow American prisoners in withstanding gruesome conditions behind enemy lines They developed a system of secret codes and covert communications to eep up their spirits Later he would endure torture and long periods of solitary confinement Always Jerry told his fellow POWs that they would one day return home togetherAlthough Jerry spent seven and a half years as a POW he did finally return home in 1973 after the longest and harshest deployment in US historyDrawing from many sources including numerous interviews and Denton s own autobiography When Hell Was in Session historian Townley offers a rare glimpse for teens into exactly what Denton and others experienced at the hands of the North Vietnamese The book opens with a prologue with Denton in prison whiling away a typical day in a way to Gone: The Disappearance of Claudia Lawrence and Her Father's Desperate Search for the Truth keep his sanity while imprisoned Denton s story begins in Chapter 1 with the flight that led to his capture While the time flipping techniue can be effective it led to some repetition of action later in the book and can cause confusion in Denton s timeline as he mentally switches time periods several times within a few pages This is a well researched well written and engaging story about the experiences of American POWs during the height of the Viet Nam war The narrative centers around Jeremiah Denton who spent 7 years imprisoned the men who endured with him and the North Vietnamese captors Descriptive without being overwhelmingly graphic the physical emotional and spiritual challenges as well as the way the men worked to overcome them are clearly described The author has included many photos and diagrams that are excellent additions to the text He also presents a brief history of Viet Nam and the long term shaping effect of colonialism Putting this particular experience within a context does not excuse any of the horrors inflicted by either side but it does help the reader to understand the perspective of the Vietnamese people The Officers commitment to the mission and the military code of honor is something that I struggle to understand from my perspective but it was definitelyey in helping these men survive Having grown up during those years the conflicting attitudes towards the value of the war are very familiar to me but young people today tend to have little appreciation for the causes of the conflict the loss of life there and the socio political discord that raged at home This book would be suitable for older teens and could be used in the classroom or in a reading group setting and should spark great conversation about the tremendous cost of war for everyone involved After reading the grown up version Defiant I wanted a young adult book for my middle school humanities class I LOVED defiant It was well written and helped me understand the horrors these men endured imprisoned at the infamous Hanoi Hilton Captured was poorly written I found two typos in chapter one The story sort of plodded along never really gaining any ground I got the YA version to try and avoid a lot of swears for school but still wanting the students to gain an understanding into what happened to the POW s Their treatment was detailed later in the book but to grab a YA reader sometimes they need a bit of reality right away The uiz wasn t really described Use YA appropriate language but let these 1,000 Awesome Writing Prompts kidsnow what these men suffered Overall I felt very disappointed after looking forward to having my whole class read this book together Oh and there are still swears not that I super care but I would rather a Moonrise (Snowfall, kid hear gruesome scenes of torture as a POW than throwing a few swears in there for shock value at school Maybe I will just have them read some excerpts from the real deal not this watered downids version YA can and should still be written well This one seemed rushed and poorly thought through. Fter the longest and harshest deployment in US historyDenton's story is an extraordinary narrative of human resilience and endurance Townley grapples with themes of perseverance leadership and duty while also deftly portraying the deeply complicated realities of the Vietnam War in this gripping narrative project for YA reader. Characters in the story are holding #deep onto faith until they are freed and this book just lets you feel everything along # onto faith until they are freed and this book just lets you feel everything along them This is a good solid 4 star bookIf this review helped you make an informed choice about this product in any way I would appreciate it if you take a moment of your time and let me now by hitting the Helpful button and letting me now I appreciate that you took the time to read my review Thank you I ordered this book with apprehension This was my generation We wore POW bracelets My friend s father was MIA One of the big lessons I took away was the fact that since the US Congress had not formally declared war on Viet Nam any military personnel captured by the Viet Cong were treated as criminals not POW s who would have been subject to treatment outlined by the Geneva Convention Reading this book brought the war home to me In fact when the author mentioned Ed Davis I thought of my friend until Ed s age was mentioned He would have been too young It also changed my image of Hanoi Hilton I had always thought of that as an actual hotel that had been taken over to house prisonersIt was a tough read in several ways First it brought to light the horrible treatment our POW s received Second the writing itself was not what I was used to readingThe book details one man s time as a POW for eight years We read about conditions during the year and perhaps changed a perception or two about the country of Viet Nam This is an inspiring story that is very appropriate for younger readers The story is told from the POV of Jremiah Jerry Denton after his plane was shot down and he was taken as a prisoner of war He and many other soldiers were Hello, Snow! kept as POWs for seven and a half years in hellish conditions Jerry has a strong Christian faith and used that faith as well as an inner strength of steel to help his fellow soldiers by communicating with morose code toeep up morale Since he was a higher ranking officer fellow soldiers by communicating with morose code to eep up morale Since he was a higher ranking officer also communicated orders Their environment and treatment was very barbaric and Jerry goes into detail about the miserable day to day life such as when they add feces to the food or the soldiers were beaten for communicating with each otherI think this might appeal to middle grade boys and reluctant high school readers The subject matter is pretty horrific but the writing remains appropriate for younger readers Although there is torture it s not explicit to the point of making one suirm You get a very good idea of how often it happened and what sort of things they did The explanation was usually along the lines of a brief description of how Jerry s captors bent and tied him awkward positions for hours or stretching his limbs with ropes and tightening them over time There was a particularlypoignant moment when Jerry realized how much the torture was costing one young guard who would leave with tears in his eyes after tightening the ropesJerry endured plenty of torture and communicated to his fellow prisoners to hold out as long as they could under the torture until they couldn t handle it any longer He encouraged them to feed the enemy false or meaninglessness information so they could return home with honorOverall this was a uick read that was both fascinating and entertaining There is a lot of explanation on the political moves of the that time period akin to a history lesson but it s not overly dry It makes a lot sense and had a greater connection than when I listened to the same history lesson in school The ending is bittersweet but satisfying I really enjoyed this true story of heroism and fortitude during the Vietnam War This would make a great series on HBO or Netflix Mr Townley has the ability to make you feel like you are right there and writes a great tale for all ages My four daughters aged 9 12 each read this book The main feedback was that this book was upsetting and angering due to what he had experienced It was a vivid description of the interrogation and the torture There is some language in this book expectedly but they felt it could have been left out without losing valueBasic summary is this is the true story of an American POW during the Vietnam war It details how Jerry Denton and his fellow prisoners survived torture and solitary confinement using secret codes and communications across 75 years Hands down their favorite part was that he was on TV and blinked out torture in Morse codeThis book has provided us the opportunity for deep discussions on war how humans treat. S They developed a system of secret codes and covert communications to eep up their spirits Later he would endure torture and long periods of solitary confinement Always Jerry told his fellow POWs that they would one day return home together Although Jerry spent seven and a half years as a POW he did finally return home in