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The Bamboo Cage: The Full Story of the American Servicemen Still Missing in Vietnam Paperback – February 1, 1994


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Product Details

  • Paperback: 325 pages
  • Publisher: S.P.I. Books (February 1, 1994)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1561712418
  • ISBN-13: 978-1561712410
  • Product Dimensions: 4.9 x 6.8 x 0.9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 5.6 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (12 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,460,207 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

More About the Author

Nigel Cawthorne is the author of over a hundred books, from serious political works such as The Iron Cage to lightweight comic romps such as Sex Lives of the Popes. Sex Lives of the Presidents got him on the Joan Rivers Show. He was hauled in front of a Senate Select Committee for The Bamboo Cage. And "Read this book." was the last line of the Washington Post's review of his book Takin' Back My Name: The Confessions of Ike Turner. So there is plenty for everyone to enjoy.

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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By rambo on March 17, 2012
Format: Paperback
the best book on the subject proving the us left behind their own men in the vietnam war.its a shame and a disgrace what they did to those innocenmt men.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By TAP on October 22, 2011
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because it describes in detail, unlike other books, the efforts of a USAF sergeant who collected radio intercepts of downed airmen and the N. Vietnamese proving the pilots survived capture. He also collected radio intercepts of the N. Vietnamese and Laotions after Op. Homecoming that show some airmen were sent to Russia. His collection of radio signals during the war gave what he thought was a clear picture of the N. Vietnamese air defence system, which I thought was interesting since it was the first time I have ever heard the details of their defenses.

This was not by any means the main point of the book. The book discussed all political developments about the POWs thru the 70's and 80's.

The book does get bogged down in what I considered too many personal capture stories of the POWs. But I guess the author felt he needed all these to prove his point.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By "dtpfaff" on December 11, 2003
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This was the first book I had read that really opened my eyes to the public manipulation a government was capable of. Cawthorne pulls facts together from very credible sources and uses them to weave cohesive arguments that are difficult to refute. This book should be more widely read, and portions of it should be used in Civics classes across the United States to teach our youth to be more objective about political motivations.
If any fault can be found with the book, it's the amount of detail it provides. Though, given the prevailing public "knowledge" of American POW's, it serves the author well to support his statements from many angles.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Peter W. Gonzales on September 12, 2012
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Speedy delivery brought me this poular book about an unpopular war. Primarily it answered questions regarding American POW's/MIA's. A subject with which I have some familiarity it reenforced my belief that some have not come home. Those that have not,have stayed willingly or are staying forcibly in SEA or elsewhere.
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By Mark Grubbs on April 4, 2010
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I first read this book at the age of 23 while I was a Sergeant in the Marine Corps. I was angered, disgusted, and deeply disturbed by this book. I intentionally left the book in the Squad Room of the barracks and never saw it again. After 15 year of searching I finally found it here and ordered myself a new copy.

This book is still as disturbing to me as it was back when I first read it. It has a large number of "facts" however upon further research thanks to the internet
which was not available to me when I first read the book, I found numerous errors. I still believe that its a good book, but can not look upon this book as a definitive account. There are just too many errors.
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1 of 2 people found the following review helpful By David L. Eastman on March 13, 2005
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I have a lot of veteran friends who worked on this POW issue, and I mean by that, attempting rescues of men in Laotian prison camps toward the end of the war. By defining the VN war solely within its own borders, we not only lost this conflict, but left behind many Americans who we would not recognize that were somewhere else than Vietnam. Then, the Paris "Peace" Accords really sealed their fate. Nixon and Kissinger should have been shown with their pants down to their ankles for their miserable "accomplishments" to end the war. The North Vietnamese let us bring our remaining troops home, then attacked; Thieu knew it was going to happen.

Nigel Cawthorne shows what happened to South Vietnam and our POW's once they got rid of the pesky Americans, who had been an intrusion for 25 years, after they demolished the French. We have yet to respect this enemy, and also all our vets who worked so hard in this hopeless fracas. The most amazing part of the book to was about the 3.25 billion dollars of reparations that Nixon agreed to, on White House stationary; that was the bargaining chip to bring these poor souls home. We violated them as well as ourselves by the bozo's we had in the Nixon Administration, and are still paying the price, both at home and overseas in IndoChina. I am glad that I never got shot down and suffered the fate of our military men who were sadly betrayed by this country and continue to be so. More and more, the experiences I portray in OUTLAWS IN VIETNAM were thankfully the only ones I still have to report...!
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