Captured in by the enemy in early 1951, Medic Roy Calhoun spent the rest of the time in a POW camp. The title of this short booklet comes from a taunt by Captain Lue,
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the Chinese Commandant of the camp. The book is a flashback told to the author some years later.
Several months after Calhouns' internment, five paratroopers arrive in the camp, surly, cocky and gunning to escape. Pointing out the poor treatment blacks received in
America in the past and even to that present day, Lue tries to pry Calhoun to inform on his fellow POWs. Captain Lue even tries to get Calhoun to defect to China after the
Armistice is signed, luring him with tales of the glory of Chinese Socialized Medicine. Neither attempt is successful. Calhouns' tender encounters with the Chinese medic
assigned to the camp add a sombre note to the book.
The review of this Book prepared by Gary Jakacky