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Chained Eagle

4.28  ·  Rating Details ·  39 Ratings  ·  3 Reviews
The first American pilot shot down over North Vietnam breaks years of silence about his ordeal to tell the gripping story of his eight and one half years as a POW--a chronicle of survival against all odds. Photos.
Hardcover, 308 pages
Published November 11th 1989 by Dutton Books
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Ruediger Landmann
Nov 26, 2014 Ruediger Landmann rated it it was ok
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Chained Eagle is a straightforward account of a brutal and horrific eight and a half years that US Navy pilot Lt Everett Alvarez spent as a prisoner in North Vietnam between 1964 and 1973. His captivity spanned practically the entire time of the United States' involvement in Vietnam. The book is mainly concerned with the torture to which Alvarez and his fellow prisoners were subjected, and what they did to stay alive and sane.

For me, the most interesting parts were Alvarez's recounting of two hi
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Sid
Sep 14, 2016 Sid rated it really liked it
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I found it to be a bit hard to start this book, but halfway I found it difficult to put it down.
Very welcome book about the atrocities POW's endured in Vietnam. Unbelievable how they did survive that hell on earth.
Lenore
Jul 02, 2011 Lenore rated it it was amazing
Written by Everette Alvarez, a Santa Clara University alum. I received a scholarship he established and had the opportunity to meet him when I lived in Washington, D.C.
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