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The war came home with him : a daughter's memoir, Catherine Madison

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The war came home with him : a daughter's memoir
Title
The war came home with him
Title remainder
a daughter's memoir
Statement of responsibility
Catherine Madison
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"During his years as a POW in North Korea, 'Doc' Boysen endured hardships he never intended to pass along, especially to his family. Men who refused to eat starved; his children would clean their plates. Men who were weak died; his children would develop character. They would also learn to fear their father, the hero. In a memoir at once harrowing and painfully poignant, Catherine Madison tells the stories of two survivors of one man's war: a father who withstood a prison camp's unspeakable inhumanity and a daughter who withstood the residual cruelty that came home with him. Doc Boysen died fifty years after his ordeal, his POW experience concealed to the end in a hidden cache of documents. In The War Came Home with Him, Madison pieces together the horrible tale these papers told--of a young captain in the U.S. Army Medical Corps captured in July 1950, beaten and forced to march without shoes or coat on icy trails through mountains to camps where North Korean and Chinese captors held him for more than three years. As the truth about her father's past unfolds, Madison returns to a childhood troubled by his secret torment to consider, in a new light, the telling moments in their complex relationship. Beginning at her father's deathbed, with all her questions still unspoken, and ending with their final conversation, Madison's dual memoir offers a powerful, intimate perspective on the suppressed grief and thwarted love that forever alter a family when a wounded soldier brings his war home"--
Assigning source
Provided by publisher
Biography type
collective biography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1949-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Madison, Catherine
Dewey number
  • 951.904/27
  • B
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Index
no index present
LC call number
DS921
LC item number
.M224 2015
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Boysen, Doc
  • Madison, Catherine
  • Korean War, 1950-1953
  • Ex-prisoners of war
  • Children of veterans
  • Fathers and daughters
  • Veterans
  • Ex-prisoners of war
  • Korean War, 1950-1953
  • United States
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Personal Memoirs
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Military
  • HISTORY / Military / Korean War
Label
The war came home with him : a daughter's memoir, Catherine Madison
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Prologue -- Yokohama, Japan, June 1950 -- Martinsburg, West Virginia, 1952 -- Pyongtaek, Korea, July 1950 -- San Antonio, Texas, 1954 -- Seoul, Korea, July 1950 -- San Antonio, Texas, 1957 -- Pyongyang, North Korea, July 1950 -- San Antonio, Texas, 1958 -- Manpo, North Korea, September 1950 -- En Route to Germany, 1959 -- The Cornfield, North Korea, October 1950 -- Bremerhaven, West Germany, 1960 -- Death March, North Korea, November 1950 -- Landstuhl, West Germany, 1962 -- By the Yalu River, North Korea, November 1950 -- Rockville, Maryland, 1963 -- Camp 7, North Korea, February 1951 -- San Antonio, Texas, 1964 -- Camp 2, P'anjung-ni, North Korea, November 1951 -- Atlanta, Georgia, 1965 -- Camp 2, P'anjung-ni, North Korea, January 1953 -- Atlanta, Georgia, 1966 -- Homeward Bound, September 1953 -- Minneapolis, Minnesota, 1970 -- Lawton, Oklahoma, January 1955 -- Athens, Georgia, 1995 -- Epilogue
Control code
1612950
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xii, 243 pages
Isbn
9780816698776
Lccn
2015012240
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 1612950
  • (OCoLC)907651183
Label
The war came home with him : a daughter's memoir, Catherine Madison
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Prologue -- Yokohama, Japan, June 1950 -- Martinsburg, West Virginia, 1952 -- Pyongtaek, Korea, July 1950 -- San Antonio, Texas, 1954 -- Seoul, Korea, July 1950 -- San Antonio, Texas, 1957 -- Pyongyang, North Korea, July 1950 -- San Antonio, Texas, 1958 -- Manpo, North Korea, September 1950 -- En Route to Germany, 1959 -- The Cornfield, North Korea, October 1950 -- Bremerhaven, West Germany, 1960 -- Death March, North Korea, November 1950 -- Landstuhl, West Germany, 1962 -- By the Yalu River, North Korea, November 1950 -- Rockville, Maryland, 1963 -- Camp 7, North Korea, February 1951 -- San Antonio, Texas, 1964 -- Camp 2, P'anjung-ni, North Korea, November 1951 -- Atlanta, Georgia, 1965 -- Camp 2, P'anjung-ni, North Korea, January 1953 -- Atlanta, Georgia, 1966 -- Homeward Bound, September 1953 -- Minneapolis, Minnesota, 1970 -- Lawton, Oklahoma, January 1955 -- Athens, Georgia, 1995 -- Epilogue
Control code
1612950
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xii, 243 pages
Isbn
9780816698776
Lccn
2015012240
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 1612950
  • (OCoLC)907651183

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