Retail pak Random House Audio 2002
CS ISBN 0553755862 $9.99 Two cassettes
To many people, the Vietnam War remains an American failure. To these critics, the unsuccessful 1970 effort to rescue American POWs housed at the Son Tay prison camp is another black mark on this chapter of American history. Benjamin F. Schemmer's book offers a revealing look at this mission, not just from a historical perspective, but also from the perspective of the people involved, including military leaders and the prisoners held in camps throughout North Vietnam. Narrator Dick Rodstein's resonant voice is ideal for this smoothly flowing abridgment. Rodstein reads with authority, clearly conveying the concerns and confidence of everyone involved in the planning, and the flawed execution of what turned out to be a mission that could not succeed. D.J.S. (c) AudioFile 2002, Portland, Maine [Published: DEC 02/ JAN 03]
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