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by Jeremiah A. Denton

  • ISBN: 0883491125
  • Category: Biographies
  • Author: Jeremiah A. Denton
  • Subcategory: Leaders & Notable People
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  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Readers Digest Press (1976)
  • Pages: 246 pages
  • FB2 size: 1771 kb
  • EPUB size: 1134 kb
  • Rating: 4.6
  • Votes: 862
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When Hell Was in Session is a memoir by . Navy Rear Admiral Jeremiah Denton, recounting his experiences as an American prisoner of war (POW) during the Vietnam War.

When Hell Was in Session is a memoir by . A Navy pilot, Denton's jet was shot down over North Vietnam in July 1965. Denton and his navigator, Bill Tschudy, parachuted down and were soon taken prisoner. Both men spent seven years and seven months in North Vietnam as often-tortured POWs. In 1979, the book was made into a television movie starring Hal Holbrook

Amazing story - I have read several books telling the story of our POW's in South East Asia, especially North Vietnam. But this book was a personal story of a Navy pilot who got shot down in 1966 and spent many hard years in NVA POW camps.

Amazing story - I have read several books telling the story of our POW's in South East Asia, especially North Vietnam. His story verifies much of what I have previously read but also delivers his view of how he was captured, his treatment, his living conditions, torture, lack of essentials (food/medicine). The personal friendship that developed between POW's. The different personalities of the guards and leaders of the camps.

Jeremiah A. Denton Jr. slumped in a chair before the television cameras

Jeremiah A. slumped in a chair before the television cameras. It was the first confirmation that American prisoners of war were being subjected to atrocities during the Vietnam War. The commander was beaten all night.

Denton's unshakable faith On July 18, 1965, Admiral Jeremiah Denton of the . Navy was shot down during a combat mission over North Vietnam

Denton's unshakable faith On July 18, 1965, Admiral Jeremiah Denton of the . Navy was shot down during a combat mission over North Vietnam. In 1979, the book was made into a television movie starring Hal Holbrook

In 1965, Navy Commander Jeremiah Denton's jet is shot down over North Vietnam and he is captured by the enemy who holds him in various brutal POW camps for more than seven years. Brooks Wilson is in crisis

In 1965, Navy Commander Jeremiah Denton's jet is shot down over North Vietnam and he is captured by the enemy who holds him in various brutal POW camps for more than seven years. Brooks Wilson is in crisis. See full summary . Director: Irvin Kershner.

Denton's When Hell Was in Session, which describes his captivity, was .

Denton's When Hell Was in Session, which describes his captivity, was published in 1976 and was made into a film starring Hal Holbrook in 1979. He was the subject of the 2015 documentary Jeremiah produced by Alabama Public Television. Jeremiah Andrew Denton Jr. Operation Homecoming welcome home ceremony (Feb. 12, 1973). Office of Naval Intelligence that American POWs were being tortured. We are honored to have had the opportunity to serve our country under difficult circumstances.

A Navy pilot, Denton's jet was shot down over North Vietnam in July 1965. Both men spent seven years and seven months in North Vietnam as often-tortured POWs

A Navy pilot, Denton's jet was shot down over North Vietnam in July 1965. In 1979, the book was made into a television movie starring Hal Holbrook, it was adapted by screenwriter Jake Justiz, also known as Lee Pogostin.

Prisoner Of War Jeremiah Denton, who survived 7 years locked in a tiny . Prisoner of war Denton served as a United States Naval Aviator during the Vietnam War and was the Commanding Officer of Attack.

Prisoner Of War Jeremiah Denton, who survived 7 years locked in a tiny windowless cell in Hanoi during the Vietnam war, has passed away in hi. He was captured and recalled his captivity in a book titled ‘When Hell Was in Session. ‘They beat you with fists and fan belts,’ he told the Los Angeles Times in 1979. They warmed you up and threatened you with death. Prisoner of war Denton served as a United States Naval Aviator during the Vietnam War and was the Commanding Officer of Attack Squadron Seventy-Five aboard the aircraft carrier USS Independence.

On July 18, 1965, Admiral Jeremiah Denton of the U.S. Navy was shot down during a combat mission over North Vietnam. A prisoner of war for seven and a half years, Denton provided the first direct evidence of torture by the North Vietnamese. This special 25th anniversary edition of Denton's experience is sure to inspire a whole new generation of readers.
Reviews about When Hell Was in Session: A Personal Story of Survival as a P.O.W. in North Vietnam (7):
Runeterror
It is impossible to praise Admiral Denton's book too highly. First, it is the true account of the author's ordeal and heroism as a prisoner of the North Vietnamese, including his finding a way to let the US government know for certain that American POWs were being tortured. The book opens with air combat action as deadly as that in any thriller. But it grows in depth of meaning as Denton engages the commander of his prison camp in philosophical conversation. In the last analysis, it is Denton's wisdom in these conversations that distinguishes his book from others on similar subjects. Highly recommended not only for remembering Denton's heroism, but as a reminder of the stark contrast between American ideals and the cruel fanaticism of our communist enemies during the Vietnam War and, by extension, the Cold War overall.
Mariwyn
Amazing story - I have read several books telling the story of our POW's in South East Asia, especially North Vietnam. But this book was a personal story of a Navy pilot who got shot down in 1966 and spent many hard years in NVA POW camps. His story verifies much of what I have previously read but also delivers his view of how he was captured, his treatment, his living conditions, torture, lack of essentials (food/medicine). The personal friendship that developed between POW's. The different personalities of the guards and leaders of the camps. Denton blends in also a picture of his personal life, family, faith, perseverance, never ending loyalty to God and country. I enjoyed reading the book until the final parts describing what he did in Congress. I could have done without that part since it added nothing to the story of our American POWs and a government that took too long to bring North Vietnam to the table to end the war. Given the leadership President Nixon provided, had it been provided much earlier the brave POWs would not have had to spend so many years being tortured. It also serves as a message - WE DID NOT LOSE THE WAR IN VIETNAM. Although the liberal media likes to report it that way. We brought North Vietnam to its knees and could have completely destroyed it. But we let them go while abandoning the South of Vietnam and the results are well recorded. The loss of Vietnam to communist was an internal war between weak leadership and some cowardly soldiers in the south and a determined and well supplied from Russia and China North Vietnam.
Sinredeemer
I would like to think I would have the mental toughness and physical stamina that Admiral Denton displayed during his long imprisonment in North Viet Nam. I don't think I would have survived POW camp under the North Vietnamese. This is an incredible tale of moral fortitude and iron will. I don't care where you stand on our involvement in Viet Nam, you should read this book.
Samuhn
I first read this book in 1976 after going back into the Marine Corps. I will never forget the way it impressed upon me just how much it must have taken to survive what the POW's from Vietnam went through. I served in Vietnam from Oct 1967 thru June 1969. In 1982, while stationed at AAFB Andrews, I attended a brief by a Navy Commander that had been a POW. As he spoke, I visualized what he was describing. As a fellow warrior, I have often wondered if I could have survived what these men did. REVIEW: The story leaves no doubt what these men had to endure on a daily basis. Even though we have a Code of Conduct to guide us, this story fully demonstrated what to do and how to LIVE this same Code. When all is said and done, faith in God, belief in the USA and both physical and emotional support of your fellow man is all you have, The strength it took to fight to the point of breaking and then coming back for more the next day knowing what was in store for you is beyond human comprehension. This is a story of WINNER"S !! The saying "quitters never win and winners never quit" sums up the courage demonstrated by these American Hero's. Every military member should read this book and every leader should follow the leadership displayed by the POW's. These men not only existed, they survived by adhering to their training and their faith in God. Semper Fi to all of you.
Mohn
Every American, young and old, should read this book. It has themes too important to miss. The epilogues alone are worth their weight in gold, but are worth that much more considering their source and the history behind the man who wrote them.

Do we want America to remain? Do we value freedom? We can't sit back and wait for someone else to fix the problems we face as a nation. We need to consider what must be done. Then we must be brave and act. We have excellent examples from history, some recent as in the case of Denton. Thankfully, there are still a few good men who will stand for American freedom.

This book is a very good choice to be read alongside other books covering the twentieth century. It was read as part of the amblesideonline.org homeschool curriculum for year 11 students.
Whiteseeker
I finished this book last night - I couldn't put it down until I read the whole thing. What an amazing, wonderful man Admiral Denton was. I really appreciated getting his perspective on the Vietnam war. I often wondered why America fought a war and lost so many men only to turn around and give up South Vietnam to the communist North. This book details the war, his experiences in several POW camps, the people he met, and how he and the others survived. What an inspiration. After I finished the book, I googled him to see how he was doing only to find out he had passed away. I hope he had a good life after he got back home. I know he became a Senator and did good things for America but it's a shame he couldn't have had a seat in the white house. I wish I could have met him

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