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.

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