Lessons from the Hanoi Hilton: A Vietnamese Prison and the Triumph of the Human Spirit. DALLAS, March 27, 2014 — “Lessons from the Hanoi Hilton” is the poignant, sometimes heartbreaking, and awe-inspiring story of the American POW’s who survived Hoa Lao prison in Vietnam.
Hoa Lao prison, otherwise known as “the Hanoi Hilton,” was the notorious North Vietnamese prison where more than 650 American servicemen were held during the Vietnam War. Captives endured endless cycles of interrogation and torture, and crushing loneliness. The North Vietnamese kept the Prisoners of War in almost complete isolation, rarely seeing or speaking to other POWs. Almost all of the POWs at Hoa Lao were American pilots shot down over North Vietnam. Senator John McCain, Vice Admiral James Stockdale, Brigadier General Robinson Risner, Colonel Bud Day, Lieutenant Colonel Orson Swindle and Colonel Leon Ellis were all prisoners in Hoa Lao.
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Aldiss's father ran a department store that his grandfather had established, and the family lived above it.
At the age of 6, Brian was sent to board at West Buckland School in Devon, which he attended until his late teens. In 1943, he joined the Royal Signals regiment, and saw action in Burma; his encounters with tropical rainforests at that time may have been at least a partial inspiration for Hothouse, as his Army experience inspired the Horatio Stubbs second and third books. After World War II, he worked as a bookseller in Oxford. Besides short science fiction for various magazines, he wrote a number of short pieces for a booksellers trade journal about life in a fictitious bookshop, and this attracted the attention of Charles Monteith, an editor at the British publishers Faber and Faber. Apocalyptic Discourse in Contemporary Culture: Post-Millennial Perspectives ... This interdisciplinary collection of essays focuses on critical and theoretical responses to the apocalypse of the late twentieth- and early twenty-first-century cultural production.
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Huge, out-of-control fires rage through the forests of Indonesia – and the source of many is the practice of deliberately burning the land to clear it for palm oil and paper products. Thousands of fires have been lit to clear land simply because it is 75% cheaper than other methods. By burning down forests companies can get access to the land and can commence industrial pulp and palm oil plantations. Depressed and Waiting for Motivation to Arrive. Amazon opens physical bookshop in Seattle.
Image copyright Amazon Amazon is opening a bookshop in Seattle in a move it described as a "physical extension" of its business.
It will stock the most popular books from Amazon.com, and the prices will be the same as those offered on the website. Customers will also be able to try out Amazon's devices, including the Kindle and its Fire TV. Rival bookseller Waterstones said it hoped the venture "falls flat on its face". Amazon Books vice-president Jennifer Cast announced the online giant would open its "real, wooden doors" at the Seattle University Village on 3 November.
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