I must start this review by saluting you, sir.
This book should be read by every politician and citizen of any country. It’s the story of the longest-held POW of the Vietnam War era. Commander Alvarez endured EIGHT AND ONE HALF YEARS of deprivation, torture, filth, vermin, parasites, sadistic jailers, insects, cold, heat, fear, starvation; and through all that, he didn’t lose his faith or his mind. He made it home, finally.
You cannot even begin to know what this man endured for his country. Only those who were there with him can understand. The ones who did manage to make it home arrived as changed men. They were not the young, idealistic boys they had been in the earlier stage of their lives.
Regardless of your beliefs or feelings about that era in our history, Everett Alvarez –and all the others who suffered as POWs, grunts in the jungles, nurses in the field hospitals, and their families– deserve the utmost respect and gratitude from the citizens of the United States of America. They were called. They obeyed. All gave some; some gave ALL.
Read this book!