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In Love and War: The Story of a Family's Ordeal and Sacrifice During the Vietnam Years, Revised and Updated Hardcover – June, 1990

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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 576 pages
  • Publisher: Naval Institute Press; Revised edition (June 1990)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0870213083
  • ISBN-13: 978-0870213083
  • Product Dimensions: 1.8 x 6.2 x 9.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (21 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,717,671 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Remember James Stockdale running for Vice President in the early 90's under the third party? He was perhaps the candidate with the greatest personal integrity in ages.
This book is just as genuine and is a vivid examination of what it's like to be a POW in brutal captivity for years. The book also has his reflections on the present-day U.S.. Here, he is refreshing, and can be brutally candid on such institutions as the South's best-known anachronistic walled military place.
Mostly though, it's the love story between what he and his wife have been though these years. No candy coating: A rare American hero with the straight story.
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The BEST book I have ever read. His recount of what he went through is outstanding. I cannot believe the personal, physical, emotional and spiritual strength it took to endure 8 years as a prisoner of War... and the ways in which he communicated with other POW's, his wife and the US government is unbelievable... brilliant. I read this book 2 years ago and gave it to a friend who gave it to another couple friends cross country... eventually I got it back and gave it to my brother who gave it to his buddy... I think either my dad or my uncle has it now. The best book I have read. I reccommend it to anyone. and I can't wait to read it again.
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Stockdale is an American Hero by measure of any and all definitions of that term.
Those of us who have not been tested this way should know the history of those who did.

This book should be required reading for US Presidents and all members of both houses of Congress.

The alternating chapters written by Jim and wife Sybil were a great way to get a complete picture of what took place.
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My father recently left us after a short but hard fought battle against cancer. We lived by our version of the Stockdale paradox and it helped us enormously to keep things in perspective - without ever giving up hope!
Sybil Stockdale was a woman before her time, her frank and honest approach was so refreshing.
Dame Marie Stubbs now has some serious competition as my all time 'Woman of Inspiration'
After Dad's passing I felt I needed to 'know' these people, who without being aware helped us so much.
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The late Vice Admiral Jim Stockdale was the highest ranking POW to return from captivity in North Vietnam. His wife Sybil kept the family focused and hope alive all throughout his long imprisonment.

They present alternating chapters that chronicle their personal challenges which are a microcosm of the nation's challenges at that time.

This should be required reading for all Americans.

For more on the plight of the families of those who were MIA in Vietnam, read Louis Stockstill's epoch-making article:

"The Forgotten Americans of the Vietnam War" By Louis R. Stockstill, at:

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An amazing story. You will not be disappointed. My husband, a USAF pilot was KIA in Laos. Only now can I read books written by our precious POW's. Do not deny yourself the opportunity to read this inspiring book. Sybil Stockdale is my hero. I give this book 10 stars.
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This book is a great read both as a war/POW story and a love story. The intelligence that was used for communication between the prisoners, the family, and the US government was really inspiring. It just goes to show that where there is a will, there is a way
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This was an excellent read because you were given both actions of ADM and Mrs. Stockdale at the same time. It broke the intensity of the Admirals experiences with the challenges his wife faced and how she coped.
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