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Alvin Townley

Biography

Alvin Townley

Bestselling author Alvin Townley has traveled the world to discover inspiring stories of leadership, adventure, purposeand personal triumph. He is the author of the adult books LEGACY OF HONOR, SPIRIT OF ADVENTURY, FLY NAVY and DEFIANT, and was part of the Emmy Award-winning team behind the documentary film Jeremiah. He speaks often, to both youth and adults, about subjects he holds dear, including veterans, character, perseverance and citizenship. He lives in Atlanta with his wife; learn more at AlvinTownley.com.

Alvin Townley

Books by Alvin Townley

by Alvin Townley - Adventure, Biography, Children's Nonfiction, History, Military, Nonfiction, Young Adult 12+

Naval aviator Jeremiah Denton was shot down and captured in North Vietnam in 1965. As a POW, Jerry Denton led a group of fellow American prisoners in withstanding gruesome conditions behind enemy lines. Always, Jerry told his fellow POWs that they would one day return home together. Although Jerry spent seven and a half years as a POW, he did finally return home in 1973 after the longest and harshest deployment in US history. Denton's story is an extraordinary narrative of human resilience and endurance.