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The Ways We Choose: Lessons for Life from a POW's Experience

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Retired Navy pilot Dave Carey tells the story of how he and his fellow POWs survived more than five years in the prisons of North Vietnam. He analyzes the strengths and strategies that made their survival possible and shows how these forms of faith--in self, others, country, and God--can carry everyone through personal and business crises. A moving epilogue tells of his wi ...more
Paperback, 136 pages
Published May 1st 2005 by Arnica Publishing (first published 2000)
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C.L. Hoang
Mar 03, 2014 C.L. Hoang rated it it was amazing
A wonderful book: This is a tale of incredible courage and unwavering faith in the face of unimaginable adversity. Deeply moving and truly inspirational, it proves that heroes do walk among us.
Amy Thompson
Sep 15, 2013 Amy Thompson rated it it was amazing
The author is a personal family friend. I grew up with his children, spending many holidays and vacations with his family. He is far and away the most inspirational person I know. However, he usually imparts his wisdom, not through words but through subtle actions, waiting until there is a relevant opportunity for slipping something in. He spoke to many of his children's classes over the years. When I worked in juvenile hall as a psychologist, he came and spoke to the kids. I often recommended t ...more
Jo
Jul 26, 2008 Jo rated it really liked it
Recommended to Jo by: parents
My parents gave me this book for my birthday. I'm very glad that I finally got around to reading it. The author was
shot down over North Viet Nam, and spent five and a half years as a POW in several vietnamese prison camps. Dave Carey takes the reader through these experiences, the terror, disappointments, and even the humor. I've always liked reading stories of how people get through tough times. It gives me inspiration to get through my own, lesser, tough times. In the telling of an experience
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Doyle
Oct 21, 2012 Doyle rated it liked it
Shelves: military, survival
This was more of an inspirational book with life lessons from being a POW in Vietnam. The true value is in the last few chapters.
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