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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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Contributor
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
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Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1967-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Rohde, David
Illustrations
maps
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Mulvihill, Kristen
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Rohde, David
  • Mulvihill, Kristen
  • Taliban
  • Hostages
  • Journalists
  • Afghan War, 2001-2021
Label
A rope and a prayer : a kidnapping from two sides, David Rohde and Kristen Mulvihill
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [347]-352) and index
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
A blood message to Obama -- "Fun fearless female" -- Millions -- Crash course -- The emirate -- The Taliban call collect -- All three of us -- Human resources -- Speak good words to an enemy -- Video games -- Futility -- Multitasking -- The Taliban trust the Red Cross -- Love letters -- Words and pictures -- A French street gang -- Are you there? -- My funny valentine -- Golden chance -- Midnight -- Gift from God -- Peace be upon you -- An alternate universe -- A goat will never be a cow -- Birthday wishes -- Greeting cards for the mujahideen -- A stone will not become soft -- The girl with the sad story -- Lies -- Home movies -- Pashtunwali -- Answered prayers -- The glorious Islam -- Gratitude -- Intelligence -- Feed the beast -- Return -- Reunion
Control code
535490480
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xvii, 362 pages
Isbn
9780670022236
Lccn
2010024534
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
map
Label
A rope and a prayer : a kidnapping from two sides, David Rohde and Kristen Mulvihill
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [347]-352) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
A blood message to Obama -- "Fun fearless female" -- Millions -- Crash course -- The emirate -- The Taliban call collect -- All three of us -- Human resources -- Speak good words to an enemy -- Video games -- Futility -- Multitasking -- The Taliban trust the Red Cross -- Love letters -- Words and pictures -- A French street gang -- Are you there? -- My funny valentine -- Golden chance -- Midnight -- Gift from God -- Peace be upon you -- An alternate universe -- A goat will never be a cow -- Birthday wishes -- Greeting cards for the mujahideen -- A stone will not become soft -- The girl with the sad story -- Lies -- Home movies -- Pashtunwali -- Answered prayers -- The glorious Islam -- Gratitude -- Intelligence -- Feed the beast -- Return -- Reunion
Control code
535490480
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xvii, 362 pages
Isbn
9780670022236
Lccn
2010024534
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
map

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