Read Kiss The Boys Goodbye: How the United States Betrayed Its Own POWs In Vietnam by Monika Jensen-Stevenson William Stevenson Online


Two award-winning journalists contend that the U.S. government has knowingly suppressed evidence of American soldiers still held captive in Southeast Asia. Over the course of a five-year investigation, the authors became convinced that the safety and interests of these prisoners and their families were being sacrificed to American foreign policy. 16 pages of photographs....

Title : Kiss The Boys Goodbye: How the United States Betrayed Its Own POWs In Vietnam
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ISBN : 9780525249344
Format Type : Hardcover
Number of Pages : 493 Pages
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Kiss The Boys Goodbye: How the United States Betrayed Its Own POWs In Vietnam Reviews

  • Susan
    2019-02-12 11:40

    This was first non-fiction historical book I read on the cover-up and the mere fact that our government did indeed leave our POW's and MIA's behind for the sacrifice of American Foreign Policy and operations that were highly questionable and were concealed from the American public for decades. When evidence did surface that their were prisoners of war were still left in the jungles of Vietnam the government denied it and when a soldier came forward to say he was a prisoner of war and that there were countless others being held against their will the government disagreed and convicted him of basically what they called treason because they thought ex-marine Bobby Garwood was collaborating with the enemy and they convicted him on the grounds of treason.The government buried his story of the fact there were prisoners left behind. As the author examines Garwood's case she comes across a world of secret information, missing files, censored testimony, and official obstruction and even threats from government officials. I was shocked and enthralled by this unbelievable story of deception and outrage that our US government, the land of the free and democracy would abandon the men and women who fought for their country. They essentially ridiculed their validity of human value and were persecuted by their own government by using the cry of National Security to conceal their actions to whom they should be questioned as to why are intelligence bureaucrats running our country?Reading this book forever changed how I viewed our country and how they put our soldiers at stake for their own means and keeping the perception we leave no one behind when in fact we do.

  • Peggy
    2019-01-28 12:16

    I alternated between feeling angry and feeling a terrible sense of injustice and sadness.Written by a previous 60 minutes producer, Kiss the Boys Goodbye is a suberb and in depth look at a story no one wanted told, a story that people would do almost anything to supress, and others would sacrifice everything to have told. The research is excellent and very detailed. At times I had to stop reading, just to take a step back. What if, I kept asking myself, what if my father, uncle, brother, husband, cousin, nephew had been one of these men. The author mentions in her book having been in Viet Nam a few years ago, probably somewhere in the 2010 or 2011 and seeing a man she thought to be caucasion, living on the streets, treated like a unwanted beggar. Although the true accounting of living POW's in Vietnam has never been released it was deemed by the government that due to the conditions and the ages it was improbable that were any still alive. Close to 40 years have passed since we evacuated VietNam, if I do the math, if a young soldier was 18 in 1973, in chronological years he would only be 57 years old.....wouldn't you wonder too?

  • Nora
    2019-02-08 17:22

    Very good book, worth the time to get through this = = UNBELIEVABLE AND SHOCKING!! Second time I've read this which took me as long to read this time too. Takes a lot of concentration to stay with it. Difficult to read and take in all that goes on "under cover" in our government. Politicians covering up there "red faces" as one lie leads to another, etc. It's hard take!

  • Bill
    2019-01-18 16:24

    Now I know why Ross Perot spoke to George H W Bush with such disdain during the 1980 Presidential debates. GJWB, as CIA chief, left our MIAs there and BOTH knew it!!! Read it and you will understand why the 2,500 MIAs were never rescued. Shame on us!!

  • Mark
    2019-01-18 15:31

    I enjoyed this book. It’s seriously sad to know all the behind the scenes things taking place to hide the fact we had people still over there. It’s a eye opener for sure.

  • William
    2019-01-23 17:35

    Once again this book is another indictment of the US government knowingly abandoning it men at the conclusion of their wars in Southeast Asia. One of numerous books on the POW/MIA issue that everyone should read. When this book was being written and subsequently published these men were still leaving E&E (Escape and Evasion codes) for US satellites to find. The government was still getting credible reports of Americans imprisoned in Vietnam and Laos.

  • Tom Burden
    2019-01-17 12:12

    Excellent and Infuriating Look into Vietnam POWsCompiling years of research and clandestine meetings that would fit a Bond film, the authors present a compelling and dark look into a highly contentious issue.

  • Janet
    2019-01-22 17:31

    Hard information to swallow. Very eye opening!

  • Kathy
    2019-02-08 16:19

    Wow.........excellent and sickening and enlightening and sad......I have a grandson in the Marine Corps and one going into the Air Force..........I will keep praying

  • Beth in SF
    2019-01-26 18:25

    War is ugly, politics is uglier, and individual pain is both hidden and screamed. Commentaries on frustration and despair.

  • Tammy
    2019-01-31 12:14

    Hard to swallow but well-researched and well-done.