Glory Denied by Tom Philpott
The Saga of Jim Thompson, America's Longest-Held Prisoner of War

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Glory Denied—the harrowing story of America’s longest-held POW, the wrenching agonies faced by his family, and the larger story of a nation divided.

 

About Tom Philpott

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Tom Philpott's weekly column, "Military Update", appears in fifty daily newspapers in the United States & overseas. He lives in Centerville, Virginia.
 
Published May 17, 2001 by W. W. Norton & Company. 496 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, History, War, Literature & Fiction. Non-fiction

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Thompson was psychologically and physically tortured for years, starved and beaten: “I was put into a horizontal cage maybe two feet wide, two feet high, and five feet long.

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Col. Floyd James "Jim" Thompson of the U.S. Army Special Forces was captured by the Vietcong in South Vietnam in March 1964 and held longer than any other prisoner of war in American histor

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One of the strongest elements of Tom Cipullo’s opera “Glory Denied” is the use of supertitles as a visual element, an integral part of the proceedings.

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The New York Times

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But Mr. Cipullo has split the roles among four singers: Younger Thompson (Brandon Snook) and Younger Alyce (Kate Oberjat) represent the couple during Colonel Thompson’s captivity;

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In an even more vérité manner than Mailer's The Executioner's Song or George Plimpton's Truman Capote, Philpott tells Thompson's story mainly through the verbatim testimony he gathered from Thompson's family, friends and colleagues, along with various newspaper articles and other ephemera that ha...

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On March 26, 1964, Floyd James "Jim" Thompson was shot down and captured by the Viet Cong, Vietnamese Communists who served in the People's Liberation Armed Forces in South Vietnam.

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Military.com

With Congress seemingly satisfied to let the defense budget take another $52 billion hit in the fiscal year that begins Oct. 1 – versus Republicans accepting higher taxes on the wealthy and Democrats agreeing to curb federal entitlements – Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel gave a preview Wednesday of...

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