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Vietnam

This section is dedicated to the Vietnam Air War and especially the Prisoners of War. This is a special collecting interest of mine because I was there and because many of my friends and colleagues were KIA, MIA or POW in air combat.

  • Escape from the Box - Hubbard

    SKU: 17-V-00010

    Hubbard, Col. Edward L.  Escape from the Box - The Wonder of Human Potential.  West Chester, PA, Praxis International, 1994.  160pp, illus, 6 x 9", dj.  Very good.  Inscribed by the author.  Shot down in 1966 while on an RB-66 mission, Hubbard's book is part narrative and part inspirational to support his motivational speaking career.

    Price: $15.00
    $15.00
    17-V-00010
  • Code Name "Bright Light" - Veith

    SKU: 17-V-00008

    Veith, George J.  Code Name Bright Light - The Untold Story of U.S. Rescue Efforts During the Vietnam War.  New York, The Free Press, 1998.  408pp, illus, dj in mylar.  VG but large missing piece at top/back of dust jacket.  Little known story of the extensive, but largely unproductive, efforts to rescue U.S. POWs in Vietnam.  A must read for the Vietnam Air War history buff.

    Price: $15.00
    $15.00
    17-V-00008
  • When Hell Was In Session (Large Paperback Edition) - Denton

    SKU: 17-V-00007

    Denton, Jeremiah A. Jr (with Ed Brandt).  When Hell Was in Session - A Personal Story of Survival as a POW in North Vietnam.  Clover, SC, Riverhills Plantation, 1976.  246pp, large 5 x 8" paperback.  About good +.  Signed by Denton inside front cover.  Earlier version of his story of nearly 8 years as a prisoner.  Subsequently a Rear Admiral USN and U.S. Senator.

    Price: $15.00
    $15.00
    17-V-00007
  • When Hell Was in Session - Denton

    SKU: 17-V-00006

    Denton, Jeremiah A. Jr.  When Hell Was In Session.  Mobile, AL, Traditional Press, 1982.  184pp, mass-produced paperback with facsimile Denton signature stamped inside front cover, 4 x 7".  Great tale by a retired USN admiral and former U.S. Senator.  (2) 

    Price: $8.00
    $8.00
    17-V-00006
  • Prisoner -Gostas

    SKU: 17-V-00005

    Gostas, Theodore.  Prisoner.  Western Publishing, 1974.  Unpaginated (about 120 pp), illus. 7 x 7", wrps, about good condition.  Odd little volume printed in author's handwriting with author's b&w drawings.  Pages on his family, his fears and his experiences as a POW 1968-1973.  A revealing peek into the terrifying experience of a Vietnam POW.  

    Price: $15.00
    $15.00
    17-V-00005
  • The Hanoi Commitment - Mulligan

    SKU: 17-V-00004

    Mulligan, Capt. Jim.  The Hanoi Commitment.  Virginia Beach, RIF Marketing, 1981.  298pp, illus, dj, about good (small closed tear in bottom of dj).  Inscribed and signed by author with his typical phrase..."Freedom is our most precious possession".  Shot down in 1966 while on a mission in his A4C from the USS Enterprise.  Highly decorated and respected POW based upon his record in 7 years of confinement.  (This is the first POW volume I acquired about 35 years ago and it kicked off what is now a very advanced and loved collection of mine.)

    Price: $25.00
    $25.00
    17-V-00004
  • P.O.W. Two Years With the Viet Cong - Smith

    SKU: 17-V-00002

    Smith, George E.  P.O.W. - Two Years with the Viet Cong.  Berkeley, Ramparts Press, 1971.  304pp, illus, dj in mylar.  6 x 8", hardcover.  Very good, light edge toneing of textblock.  Special Forces Sgt. in Vietnam 1963, captured and then released in 1965.  Poster-boy for anti-war activists; significant suspicions about his loyaties and early release.  An uncommon book; needs to be in every Vietnam War library...unfortunately.

    Price: $35.00
    $35.00
    17-V-00002
  • Why Didn't You Get Me Out? - Frank Anton

    SKU: 17-V-00003

    Anton, Frank (with Tommy Denton).  Why Didn't You Get Me Out?  Betrayal in the Viet Cong Death Camps...The Truth About Heroes, Traitors & Those Left Behind.  Arlington, TX, Summit Publ, 1997.  196pp, illus, dj.  About good condition; small tear in dj, some wrinkles in text.  Army WO helicopter pilot captured in S. Vietnam in 1968, marched north in 1971 to Hanoi (Plantation and Hilton) and then repatriated in 1973.  Critical of the lack of US efforts to get him out even though his location was known and of turncoat Garwood's behavior.

    Price: $15.00
    $15.00
    17-V-00003
  • Unforgettable Faces - Shary Aument

    SKU: 17-V-00001

    Aument, Shary.  Unforgettable Faces.  Kalamazoo, Leaders Press, 1972.  216pp, 98 full-page portraits of POWs/MIAs.  9 x 11", maroon cloth, about good with some corner bumping.  (Pictured is a classmate from USAFA '64, Guy Gruters.)  An especially touching tribute to Vietnam captives or missing.  Sketches by Shary are full page with a facing page letter from friends or family members.  Privately printed in small numbers, not often offered.  A heart-wrench read.

    Price: $40.00
    $40.00
    17-V-00001