Beyond Survival
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Beyond Survival


In the blink of an eye, the impossible happens to naval officer Gerald Coffee--his plane is shot down and he becomes a POW. Here he narrates his own shocking story of what really happened in the prisons of North Vietnam....

Title:Beyond Survival
Edition Language:English
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:287 pages

    Beyond Survival Reviews

  • Relstuart
    Apr 15, 2017

    Great book. Very moving in parts as the author talks about his harrowing experiences as a POW. He is frank about some things a few other authors have left out in their stories. As an aside, it was int...

  • Brenda
    Jan 11, 2017

    Enlightening Story of SurvivalNavy Lieutenant Gerald Coffee, whose plane was shot down over North Vietnam, has written this excellent historical and enlightening story of his life during the seven yea...

  • Tom Schulte
    Mar 05, 2014

    One of the longest serving Vietnam POWs wrote one of the most compelling tales of POW survival I have read. It is really quite literary at time and is often refreshing honest. The story of routines an...

  • Sharon
    Oct 23, 2014

    This a wonderfully inspiring autobiographical account of Flt Lt Gerald Coffee's ability to overcome the odds and endure hardship and mistreatment, following his plane being shot down and being capture...

  • April
    Jan 15, 2013

    I rate this as my second favorite book I have ever read... however I didn't actually read the whole thing!! I know that sounds crazy. It is an amazing book but very hard to read because of the real vi...

  • Ann Smith
    Dec 29, 2013

    If ever a memoir should have been written, this is the one. Captain Gerald Coffee's has written an epic, and inspiring story of survival. There were many parts that had me in tears. Especially toward ...

  • Gail Driscoll
    Jan 31, 2014

    Powerful narrative of Captain Gerald Coffee's seven year ordeal as a POW in Hanoi, Vietnam. Proof positive of the invincible human spirit. Having visited Vietnam last summer and in particular Hai Lo P...

  • Doyle
    Aug 03, 2012

    A true tale of hardship and what it takes to overcome. Mr. Coffee did an excellent job of sharing his introspective views which he learned while a POW in the Hanoi Hilton. It never ceases to amaze me ...

  • Alice Lee
    Jul 23, 2008

    In persons, Coffee is a great speaker and presenter. His story is extremely inspiring. The book translates vividly for the reader what a 7 year experience as a POW in Vietnam can be like. It made me a...

  • Michael Pelligrini
    Feb 08, 2014

    InspirationalThis is a sorry of a true American and his great love of country and God. He sets the standard of what it means to be an American.His story will educate and inspire everyone to be a bette...