(Pdf New) [Voices from Captivity: Interpreting the American Pow Narratives (Modern War Studies)] AUTHOR Robert C. Doyle

Voices from Captivity: Interpreting the American Pow Narratives (Modern War Studies)

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Hemes Capture incarceration isolation propaganda torture capitulation or resistance death spiritual uest escape liberation and repatriation *ARE RECURRENT KEY MOTIFS IN THESE *recurrent key motifs in these It is precisely these elements Doyle contends that have made this genre such a fascinating and enduring literary formDrawing from a this genre such a fascinating and enduring literary formDrawing from a array of sources including official documents first person accounts histories and personal letters in addition to folklore and fiction Doyle illustrates the timelessness of the POW story and shows why it has become central to our understanding of the American experience timelessness of the POW story and shows why it has become central to our understanding of the American experience ,
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Es during the Forest Wars; *Floating Hulks During The Hulks During The during the and War of 1812; slave bagnios in Algeria and Tripoli; hotels and haciendas during the Mexican War; large rural camps like Andersonville in the South or converted federal armories like Elmira in the North; stalags in Germany and death ridden tropical camps in the Philippines; frozen in North Korea; and the Hanoi Hilton and bamboo prisons of Vietnam But as Doyle demonstrates the remains the sameDoyle shows that though setting and circumstance may change POW stories share a common structure and are driven by similar Popularized by books and films Like Andersonville The Great Escape Andersonville The Great Escape The Hanoi Hilton and recounted in innumerable postwar memoirs the POW story holds a special place in American culture Robert Doyle's remarkable study shows why it has retained such enormous power to move and instruct usLong after wartime memories of captivity haunt former wartime prisoners their families and their *society witness the continuing Vietnam MIA POW controversies and raise fundamental uestions about human nature and survival under inhumane conditions *witness the continuing Vietnam MIA POW controversies and raise fundamental uestions about human nature and survival under inhumane conditions Prison Landscapes Have Varied landscapes have varied Indian villag. .

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