"An eye-opener. I had developed a totally different picture of POW existence. Unexpected Prisoner is a must-read."
—Billy Thornton, PhD, Vietnam War Veteran
Navy pilot Robert Wideman spent six years as a prisoner of war in Vietnam, and for two years he has entrusted me with helping him write his unusual story of life in captivity. Now is your chance to read our book, Unexpected Prisoner: Memoir of a Vietnam POW (Graham Publishing Group, 2016). Unexpected Prisoner is a story of lost freedom, power-struggles with enemies, conflict with friends, and the heartbreaking, frustrating, sometimes funny results of being stuck in small cells with unexpected roommates. If you liked They Only Eat Their Husbands, I believe you'll love Unexpected Prisoner, which has inspired my proudest work yet. The story almost wrote itself thanks to Robert's willingness to lay it on the line and reveal long-unspoken secrets of the American POW experience. Please buy your copy of Unexpected Prisoner today, and share the strange journey of an unexpected American hero.
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"This is a truly remarkable account of experiences from within the walls of captivity."
—Rick Fischer, Vietnam War Veteran, Army Pathfinder shot down in 1969
Robert Wideman was born in Montreal, grew up in upstate New York, and has dual U.S.-Canadian citizenship. During the Vietnam War, he flew 134 missions for the U.S. Navy and spent six years as a prisoner of war. He earned a master's degree in finance from the Naval Postgraduate School. After retiring from the Navy, he graduated from the University of Florida College of Law, practiced law in Florida and Mississippi, and became a flight instructor. He holds a commercial pilot's license with an instrument rating. He belongs to Veterans Plaza of Northern Colorado and lives in Fort Collins near his two sons and six grandchildren.