Jim Stockdale endured - like other US aviators and military personnel - hardships so brutal as to verge on the unspeakable while a prisoner of the North Vietnamese. the fact he survived is amazing enough; the fact he gained from the experience is something else. an excellent book.
Engaging the wisdom of the Stoics with the demands of the modern battlefield of modern reality. This book is as relevant today as was when it was written. The character building lessons honed by Stockdale in Vietnam and in life in general. Make this book a timeless classic.