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Title The war came home with him : a daughter's memoir / Catherine Madison.
Author Madison, Catherine, 1949- author.
Publication Minneapolis, MN : University of Minnesota Press, [2015]
Copyright date ©2015
Description xii, 243 pages ; 23 cm
Call # 951.90427 M
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"-- Provided by publisher.
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.
Subject Boysen, Doc, 1923-2002.
Madison, Catherine, 1949- -- Childhood and youth.
Korean War, 1950-1953 -- Prisoners and prisons, North Korean.
Ex-prisoners of war -- United States -- Biography.
Children of veterans -- United States -- Biography.
Fathers and daughters -- United States -- Biography.
Veterans -- Family relationships -- United States.
Ex-prisoners of war -- United States -- Psychology.
Korean War, 1950-1953 -- Veterans -- United States -- Biography.
United States. Army. Medical Corps -- Officers -- Biography.
Genre Biographies.
ISBN 9780816698776 (hardback : acid-free paper) :
0816698775 (hardback : acid-free paper)

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