Cold Days in Hell
American POWs in KoreaBook - 00A9}2012 | 1st ed
"Prisoners suffer in every conflict, but American servicemen captured during the Korean War faced a unique ordeal. Like prisoners in other wars, these men endured harsh conditions and brutal mistreatment at the hands of their captors. In Korea, however, they faced something new: a deliberate enemy program of indoctrination and coercion designed to manipulate them for propaganda purposes. ... Relying on memoirs, trial transcripts, debriefings, declassified government reports, published analysis, and media coverage, plus conversations, interviews, and correspondence with several dozen former prisoners, William Clark Latham Jr. seeks to correct misperceptions that still linger, six decades after the prisoners came home. Through careful research and solid historical narrative, Cold Days in Hell provides a detailed account of their captivity and offers valuable insights into an ongoing issue: the conduct of prisoners in the hands of enemy captors and the rules that should govern their treatment."--Jacket.
Publisher: College Station, Tex. : Texas A & M University Press, ©2012
Edition: 1st ed
Branch Call Number: 951.9042 LATHAM
Characteristics: xiii, 301 pages,  pages of plates : illustrations, maps, portraits ; 25 cm