I have never read a POW account before and found it hard to put down. I was amazed at how these men communicated, tried to keep their spirits up through "American humor" that their captors could not understand, and later shared skills or knowledge with each other in their "university".
Although Col. Curtis faced incredible hardship, his faith saw him though, as so with so many other POW's. His testimony makes our troubles seem so small and insignificant.
My only criticism, if you will, is that for such an incredibly horrific experience, I really didn't "feel" that in his memoir. Col. Curtis seems like such a matter-of-fact kind of guy, that most of the emotion that you might expect from a book of this nature was missing, whether that is just from his strong faith or just who he is as a person, or both.
I received a complimentary copy of this book from the publisher for my honest opinion.