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My Father's Captivity: Reader Comments

My Father's Captivity by Al R. Young
My Father's Captivity by Al R. Young
This book is destined to become the classic POW story. If you want one of the five best books ever written about the POWs, this has to top your list. . . . It is a literary gem that places you not just on the scene but in the soul of a POW.  It is that rare book that I know I will re-read again and again.
- R. Mansell

I sat down and spent four hours straight reading it-- it's truly a wonderful job.  You have a gift.
- F. Carney

I love it.  It is the best and most beautifully written WWII memoir I have ever read.
- M. Pachaski

Having just concluded my reading (thanks for the sleepless night) I ventured to the computer to write a short note. . . . While the final pages might be permanently stained with tears of gratitude, I can honestly say that this book will forever have it's place of significant impact in my heart.  I haven't been this emotionally moved since I looked into my wife's eyes after the birth of our twin children.
- G. Gunn

How does one read through the tears?
- R. Cummings

I finished your absolutely powerful book!  It was marvelous!
- K. Clopton

You write of your dad's experiences so beautifully and poetically (and accurately, of course!)
- W. Bartsch

It was so well written and descriptive that you can't help but put yourself in the story.
- L. B. Cole

The contents of this book will someday have an impact within the walls of government, acadamia, museums, and more. . . .Your conclusion had a great impact on me and I wept. . . . This book will certainly be a cherished item in our collection.
- M. Wallace

It is a real contribution to the literature on World War II in the Philippines (and on the homefront) and the POW experience, as well as a moving tribute to your dad.  High quality production, too.
- R. Meixsel

I have times when I am so interested in the story I cannot put it down and then there are times that I get to wondering how [your dad] survived and I have to take a break and think about that for awhile.
- V. Potter

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