Full of action-packed experiences from world conflicts, this collection of war stories—some true, some not—tells tales of POWs surviving in Vietnam, World War II, and Cambodia. These stories of grit and strength put you in the middle of the action and will leave you with a respect for true war heroes.
Beyond Survival is a journey into the invincible human spirit that unites heart and mind in a compelling and unforgettable experience. Drawing from his seven years as a POW, Captain Gerald Coffee provides timeless lessons that apply to the physical, emotional, and ethical challenges of everyday life.
Without inflaming the wounds inflicted by America’s involvement in Vietnam, Beyond Survival explores an issue at the heart of every free society: the willingness of ordinary individuals to maintain a passion for freedom so compelling that adversity strengthens rather than weakens personal resolve in the worst of circumstances. Through Coffee’s story you will discover the universal principles of survival and triumph that empower anyone to overcome adversity.
The Cost of Courage is a work of military fiction based on the true story of two brothers who served in separate campaigns of World War II. After being shot down over Berlin, one brother is forced to endure both mental and physical torture as a POW at Stalag Luft III. As a defiant soul, he gains the respect of his comrades by making life difficult for his captors. However, things change after an ill-fated trip to solitary, where it is revealed by another airman that his brother has died in the Doolittle Raid over Tokyo. Devastated, he struggles with the will to survive while reminiscing about his brother.
Tomorrow I’m Dead is Būn Yom’s story of his capture by the Khmer Rouge at the age of fourteen—and the unmatched suffering, courage, and heroism that ensued. After three years as a killing-field slave, seventeen-year-old Būn Yom escaped from the Khmer Rouge and became a freedom fighter. Using his wisdom, courage, and infinite compassion, Būn rescued thousands of Cambodian people and soon became the Cambodian Freedom Fighters’ greatest soldier. Tomorrow I’m Dead is the only known firsthand account of the freedom fighters’ heroic liberation of slaves from the Khmer Rouge killing fields.