Captured: An American Prisoner of War in North Vietnam by Alvin Townley

Captured: An American Prisoner of War in North Vietnam by Alvin Townley tells the story of Jeremiah Denton, an United States Prisoner-of-War in a North Vietnamese prison. While on a mission to drop bombs in North Vietnam, the plane that Jeremiah Denton was piloting exploded, giving Denton no choice but to eject from his plane. While on the ground, he was spotted by North Vietnamese soldiers, who accused him of relaying secrets to the enemy. He was placed in solitary confinement and refused to provide any identifying information even though his oppressors frequently tortured him. In his cell, he continued to resist and inspired others to do the same. When he was released in 1973, he gave a succinct speech congratulating himself and his country. 

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Review by Ryan D.


Published by on January 10, 2022
Last Modified August 12, 2022
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Teens