- Paperback: 248 pages
- Publisher: Frederic H. Martini (30 August 2017)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0999155806
- ISBN-13: 978-0999155806
- Product Dimensions: 21.6 x 1.4 x 27.9 cm
- Boxed-product Weight: 717 g
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Betrayed: Secrecy, Lies, and Consequences
About the Author
Frederic H. Martini has published ten undergraduate textbooks on human anatomy and physiology, five of which won Textbook of the Year awards. He is also the author of Exploring Tropical Isles and Seas, which was a selection of the Book of the Month Club in 1984. However, Martini's latest book, Betrayed, is especially dear to his heart. It is the story of his father-a POW in World War II-and a great historical wrong. Martini spent seven years securing declassified documents from archives in the United States, United Kingdom, France, and Germany to reconstruct the events detailed in this book.
Martini received a doctorate from Cornell in 1974. Now retired from teaching, he still retains a research affiliation with the University of Hawaii at Manoa. He is married with one son. He and his family split their time between Hawaii and New Zealand.
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Personal story of one American airman whose B-17 was downed over occupied France. Harrowing story of escape, capture, internment, torture and ultimately return to the U.S. and the parallels with the career of Von Braun that ultimately reflect dishonorably on all in the U.S. government involved. No "happy ending" for this saga, but a cautionary tale for all who have a healthy distrust for government security agencies for whom "the end justifies the means." That this could have happened in this country and remain unrectified for 70+ years is especially troubling today.