Taps on the Walls: Poems from the Hanoi Hilton

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How did a prisoner of war survive six years and eight months of soul-crushing imprisonment and torture in the Hanoi Hilton during the Vietnam War? By writing poetry. And how did he do it without pencil or paper? Then-captain John Borling "wrote" and memorized poems to keep his mind sharp and his spirits up. He shared his creations with fellow captives by their only means of communication--the forbidden POW tap code. Rapping on the cell walls with his knuckles, Borling tapped poems--certainly of pain and despair, but also ...

Taps on the Walls: Poems from the Hanoi Hilton 2013, Master Wings Publishing LLC, Chicago, Illinois

ISBN-13: 9780615659053

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