Fiction

Letters from a Captive Heart

by Russell Lunsford
Publisher: iUniverse
Release Date: 2007-11-20
Genre: Fiction
Pages: 408 pages
ISBN 13: 0595903924
ISBN 10: 9780595903924
Format: PDF, ePUB, MOBI, Audiobooks, Kindle
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Synopsis : Letters from a Captive Heart written by Russell Lunsford, published by iUniverse which was released on 2007-11-20. Download Letters from a Captive Heart Books now! Available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Please, we have put Leo's loss to rest in our hearts. Let us continue to celebrate his life.” When Dan started relating Leo's last night, he hesitated, went silent, broke down and wept. Irene rushed to his side and gave him a big hug. -- The tragedy of war is measured by destruction, death, and heartache. In the end, politicians negotiate, and soldiers come home. But the seldom-discussed tragedy of captivity leaves deep and lasting scars in those who return as well as in their families. Prisoners of war suffer immeasurable humiliation and pain at their captors' hands. Historically, the mortality rate for American POWs averages 12 percent. The one exception was the POWs held in North Korea from 1950 to 1953; they died at a rate of 42 percent, nearly four times more than any other war. Letters from a Captive Heart is not a war story, as little of the tale takes places on the battlefield. It's a story of honor, strength, and heartbreak in the POW camps of North Korea and back home in America's heartland. This historical novel starkly portrays the contrast between the innocence of the early 1950s in rural Kentucky and the horrific reality of the POW camps. In this moving and poignant saga about the effects of war, we find there is nothing more fragile than a captive's heart and nothing more powerful than its story of survival.