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Captured : an American prisoner of war in North Vietnam / by Alvin Townley.

Townley, Alvin, (author.).
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  • 13 of 13 copies available at Evergreen Indiana.

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0 current holds with 13 total copies.

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Culver-Union Twp PL - Culver YNF 959.704 TOWNLEY (Text) 34304000918708 YA - Nonfiction Available -
Eckhart PL - The Third Place Teen Library T 959.704 TOW (Text) 840191002749622 Teen - Nonfiction Available -
Fayette Co PL - Connersville YA 959.7043 TOW (Text) 39230031962754 Young Adult Books Available -
Greenwood PL - Greenwood TEEN 959.7043 TOW (Text) 36626104079108 1st Floor Teen Room Available -
Hagerstown Jefferson Twp PL - Hagerstown YA 959.7043 TOWN (Text) 39213000866875 Young Adult Nonfiction Available -
Newburgh Chandler PL - Bell Road Library TEEN 921 TOWNLEY (Text) 39206021622129 Teen NF Available -
Newburgh Chandler PL - Chandler Branch Library TEEN 921 TOWNLEY (Text) 39206021621774 Teen NF Available -
Newburgh Chandler PL - Downtown Newburgh TEEN 921 TOWNLEY (Text) 39206021622327 Teen NF Available -
Perry Co PL - Bookmobile BYA 959 TOW (Text) 70621000567412 BKM-Young Adult Available -
Plainfield-Guilford Twp PL - Plainfield J 959.704 Townley (Text) 31208912626746 children non-fiction Available -
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  • ISBN: 9781338255669
  • Physical Description: xvi, 239 pages : illustrations, maps ; 22 cm
  • Edition: First Edition
  • Publisher: New York : Scholastic Focus, [2019]

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 213-217) and index.
Summary, etc.:
"Naval aviator Jeremiah Denton was 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 keep up their spirits. Later, he would endure 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 1973 after the longest and harshest deployment in U.S. history. Denton's story -- including that of the men he led, and of his wife, who fought for prisoners' rights while he was held captive -- 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 readers."--Provided by publisher.
Target Audience Note:
880L Lexile
Subject: Denton, Jeremiah A., Jr. (Jeremiah Andrew), 1924-2014. > Juvenile literature.
Vietnam War, 1961-1975 > Prisoners and prisons, North Vietnamese > Juvenile literature.
Prisoners of war > United States > Juvenile literature.
Prisoners of war > Vietnam > Juvenile literature.
Vietnam War, 1961-1975 > Personal narratives, American > Juvenile literature.

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