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Now in paperback: the New York Times and Book Sense bestseller by the renowned anchorman and novelist, about the difficult World War II experiences of an American bomber pilot. John Quincy Watson was a young bomber pilot flying the new B-29 Superfortress in a mission over Japan when he was shot down and taken prisoner. Designated a "special prisoner," as were all Allied airmen, he, along with his comrades, suffered and almost indescribably brutal POW experience under a vicious camp commandant that Watson, with his friends, dubs the "the Hyena." When a chance encounter years after the war brings Watson, now Bishop Watson, into contact with a man he believes to be the Hyena, the Bishop must struggle with an anger and a desire for vengeance he thought he had long put aside. The Special Prisoner is a taut and dramatic novel.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781586480424
ISBN-10: 1586480421
Format: Paperback
(210mm x 140mm x 17mm)
Pages: 240
Imprint: PublicAffairs,U.S.
Publisher: The Perseus Books Group
Publish Date: 19-Apr-2001
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Jim Lehrer

Jim Lehrer began his career as a newspaper reporter, political columnist, and editor in Dallas, Texas. Since 1975, he has been a news anchor at PBS, where he is currently the anchor and executive director of "The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer." Lehrer has won numerous awards for journalism, including most recently the 1999 National Humanities Medal.

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