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The Resource A rope and a prayer : a kidnapping from two sides, David Rohde and Kristen Mulvihill

A rope and a prayer : a kidnapping from two sides, David Rohde and Kristen Mulvihill

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A rope and a prayer : a kidnapping from two sides
Title
A rope and a prayer
Title remainder
a kidnapping from two sides
Statement of responsibility
David Rohde and Kristen Mulvihill
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Invited to an interview by a Taliban commander, New York Times reporter David Rohde and two Afghan colleagues were kidnapped in November 2008 and spirited to the tribal areas of Pakistan. For seven months, they lived in an alternate reality, ruled by jihadists, in which paranoia, conspiracy theories, and shifting alliances abounded. Held in bustling towns, they found that Pakistan's powerful military turned a blind eye to a sprawling Taliban mini-state that trained suicide bombers, plotted terrorist attacks, and helped shelter Osama bin Laden. In New York, David's wife of two months, Kristen Mulvihill, his family, and the Times struggled with the labyrinth of issues that confront relatives of hostages. Their methodical approach made little impact on the complex mix of cruelty, irrationality, and criminality that characterizes the militant Islam of David's captors. In the end, the experience strengthened Mulvihill and Rohde's relationship and exposed the failures of American effort in the region.--From publisher description
Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1967-
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Rohde, David
Dewey number
  • 958.104/7
  • B
Illustrations
maps
Index
index present
LC call number
DS371.43.R64
LC item number
A3 2010
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Mulvihill, Kristen
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  • Rohde, David
  • Mulvihill, Kristen
  • Hostages
  • Journalists
  • Afghan War, 2001-
  • Taliban
Label
A rope and a prayer : a kidnapping from two sides, David Rohde and Kristen Mulvihill
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [347]-352) and index
Control code
ocn535490480
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xvii, 362 p.
Isbn
9780670022236
Lccn
2010024534
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A rope and a prayer : a kidnapping from two sides, David Rohde and Kristen Mulvihill
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [347]-352) and index
Control code
ocn535490480
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xvii, 362 p.
Isbn
9780670022236
Lccn
2010024534
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