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Bibliography: POWs of Other Conflicts

The books listed on this page include the following topics:
Revolutionary War | World War I | World War II | Korean War | Vietnam War | Persian Gulf War & Iraq War


Revolutionary War
Burroughs, Edwin G. Forgotten Patriots: The Untold Story of American Prisoners During the Revolutionary War. Basic Books, 2008.


World War I
Messimer, Dwight R. Escape. Naval Institute Press, 1994.


World War II
Ash, William & Foley, Brenden. Under the Wire. Thomas Dunne Books, 2005.

Hillenbrand, Laura. Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience, and Redemption. Random House, 2010.

Kershaw, Alex. The Longest Winter. Da Capo Press, 2004.

Knox, Donald. Death March: The Survivors of Bataan. Harvest/HBJ Book, 2002.

Lawton, Manny & Toland, John. Some Survived. Algonquin Books, 2004.

Olson, John E. O'Donnell, Andersonville of the Pacific. Private publication, 1985.

Vonnegut, Kurt. Slaughter House-Five. Random House, 1969.

Whitlock, Flint. Given Up for Dead. Westview Press, 2005.


Korean War
Matta, George J. Jr. A POW Diary, My Father's Struggle. DarRyan Press, 1997.

Fornes, William S. Walking Through a Spider's Web. Athen Pr. Publishing Co., 2001.


Vietnam War

Allen, Michael J. Until the Last Man Comes Home: POWs, MIAs, and the Unending Vietnam War. University of North Carolina Press, 2009.

Alvarez, Everett Jr. Chained Eagle: The Heroic Story of the First American Shot Down over North Vietnam. Potomac Books, 2005.

Hirsh, James S. Two Souls Indivisible. Houghton Mifflin, 2004.

Johnson, Sam. Captive Warriors: A Vietnam POW's Story. Texas A&M University Press: 1992.

McGrath, John M. Prisoner of War: Six Years in Hanoi. Naval Institute Press, 1975.

Rowe, James N. Five Years to Freedom. Presidio Press, 1984.

Rochester, Stuart I. and Kiley, Frederick. Honor Bound: American Prisoners of War in Southeast Asia 1961-1973. Naval Institute Press, 1999.


Persian Gulf War
Cornum, Rhonda. She Went to War. Presidio Books, 1992.  

Bragg, Rick. I Am a Soldier, Too: The Jessica Lynch Story. Vintage, 2004.

Did You Know?

Photograph of Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl

Sgt Bowe Bergdahl, US Army, captured in Afghanistan on June 30, 2009 is now free. He was exchanged on May 31, 2014.