In the Presence of Mine Enemies: 1965-1973 - A Prisoner of War is a memoir by American pilot Howard E. Rutledge, co-written with his wife, of his time in a Vietnamese POW camp during the Vietnam War. When it was published it was the first book-length firsthand treatment of the experiences of American prisoners of war in Vietnam. It was made into a documentary in the same year. After the war Rutledge was an unsuccessful candidate for Congress. He died of cancer in 1984.
^The New Guard 1973 Page 99 "That is most Americans still do not really know what the prisoners of war have gone through during the past decade of war. The first book length treatment of one POW's personal experiences. In the Presence of Mine Enemies", is now out."
^Best Sellers: From the U.S. Government Printing Office - Volume 33 1973 - Page 255-"It is hardly surprising that "In The Presence of Mine Enemies" is now a moving film documentary"
^New York Times: Howard Rutledge obituary 12 June 1984 "Howard E. Rutledge, a former prisoner of war in Vietnam who was an unsuccessful candidate for Congress, died of cancer Monday."[dead link]
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