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Now hailed as a vintage, essentially the most unforgettable and heartbreaking books ever written concerning the Vietnam War.Glory Denied—the harrowing tale of America's longest-held POW, the wrenching agonies confronted through his relatives, and the bigger tale of a country divided—returns to Norton a decade after its much-heralded booklet. Excerpted within the New Yorker and later made into an opera, it's the heroic tale of Floyd "Jim" Thompson, captured in March 1964, who grew to become the longest-held prisoner of struggle in American heritage. Tom Philpott juxtaposes Thompson's seize, torture, and a number of break out makes an attempt with the pains of his younger spouse, Alyce, who, feeling trapped, made offerings that endlessly tied her destiny to the struggle she despised. "One of the main sincere books ever written approximately Vietnam" (Oliver Stone), Glory Denied calls for that we reconsider the definition of a real American hero.
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The king would see you, lord. ' I asked scornfully, pointing Serpent-Breath towards a corpse floating downriver. 'He would honour the victory over Guthrum, lord. ' I turned then, sheathed Serpent-Breath, and beckoned to Thorkild who untied his ship and rowed it upstream. I shouted to him across the water, telling him that Egbert's Saxons had risen against the Danes, but that these men promised they would leave him in peace if he came in friendship. ' Thorkild called back.
Ivarr, Kjartan and Ælfric, while beyond the hills in Cumbraland? ' He meant the west coast of Northumbria which faced the Irish Sea. 'There was a great Danish lord in Cumbraland,' he went on. 'Hardicnut, he was called, but I hear he was killed in a squabble. ' He shrugged. So that was Northumbria, a kingdom of rival lords, none of whom had cause to love me and two of whom wanted me dead. Yet it was home, and I had a duty there and that is why I was following the sword-path. It was the duty of the bloodfeud.
They had already heard the tale of the battle from Willibald, but his was a priest's version, heavy with prayers and miracles. I gave them what they wanted which was a warrior's story of dead Danes and sword-slaughter, and all the while a fierce-eyed priest with bristly hair and an unruly beard interrupted me with shouts of hallelujah. I gathered this was Father Hrothweard, the priest who had roused Eoferwic to slaughter. He was young, scarce older than I was, but he had a powerful voice and a natural authority that was given extra force by his passion.