ROCHESTER, N.Y., (Hinton News) – Indigo 15, LLC proudly presents the long-awaited release of Forest of Darkness, a harrowing and deeply moving memoir written by the late James E. Jackson, a U.S. Special Forces soldier captured in 1966 by the National Liberation Front of South Vietnam [Viet Cong] and held in captivity for 16 months. Although the author passed away in 2019, his remarkable story, penned nearly 50 years ago, stands as a testament to the courage and resilience of those who served during the Vietnam War.
About Forest of Darkness:
Set against the backdrop of the civil rights and peace movements, Forest of Darkness is an emotionally gripping novel that transports readers into the heart of Jackson’s struggle for survival, hope and humanity behind enemy lines during the Vietnam conflict. His spellbinding account offers a firsthand perspective of the unimaginable challenges he and his fellow prisoners faced as they navigated the horrors of captivity deep within the U Minh Forest.
- A Riveting Tale of Survival: Forest of Darkness takes readers on a visceral journey, vividly describing the physical and psychological trials endured by author James E. Jackson and the camaraderie that kept hope alive in the bleakest of circumstances.
- Exploration of the Human Spirit: This book delves deep into the resilience and strength of the human spirit. Through Jackson’s story, readers witness the power of faith, a positive outlook and unwavering character in overcoming unimaginable adversity. It serves as a reminder of the indomitable nature of human will.
- Unforgettable Encounters: Forest of Darkness also recounts the exchanges with fellow prisoners and captors, shedding light on the complexities of human nature amidst the chaos of war.
- Historical Significance: Forest of Darkness provides a unique perspective on a pivotal era in American history. It offers insights into the challenges faced by soldiers and the impact of war on individuals and society.
Forest of Darkness is available for purchase on Amazon. The book is currently offered in hardcover, with additional formats planned.
Forest of Darkness Virtual Book Launch:
To mark the release of Forest of Darkness, a special virtual book launch event is being planned. During this event, attendees will hear personal insights and experiences, followed by a live Q&A session with the audience. Sign up for updates by following the instructions below.
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