By Jamie Howren, Taylor Baldwin Kiland
Open Doors is a tribute to Vietnam prisoners of struggle and their person choice in looking own happiness upon their liberate. A testomony to the energy of the human spirit and the facility of human will, it's also a party of freedom.
While their adventure in captivity has been good documented, historians have principally neglected the present lives of former Vietnam POWs. Combining photograph photographs and insightful profiles of thirty Vietnam-era POWs, Taylor Baldwin Kiland and Jamie Howren supply an intimate examine those men—the longest-held team of back POWs in our nation”s history—as husbands, fathers, sons, brothers, and grandfathers. topics contain the recognized (Sen. John McCain and previous vice presidential candidate Vice Adm. James Stockdale) and the not-so-famous. None got star remedy on their liberation; all resumed their lives as deepest electorate. such a lot of them have flourished within the face of significant demanding situations, pleased with their accomplishments.
The publication relies on a touring photographic convey that has been traveling the USA given that October 2003. instead of living at the torture and discomfort in their years within the infamous criminal complicated recognized to its population because the “Hanoi Hilton,” the authors occupied with commemorating the 30th anniversary of the POWs’ go back to the us and on celebrating the years of freedom and private fulfillment that undefined.