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ISBN: 0312573421 / ISBN-13: 9780312573423

Captive: My Time as a Prisoner of the Taliban

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An American reporter's chilling account of being kidnapped and imprisoned by the Taliban, in the no-man's-land between Afghanistan and Pakistan.

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    by Jere Van Dyk

    Captive: My Time as a Prisoner of the Taliban

    Trade paperback, Griffin
    2011
    English
    269 pages

    ISBN: 0312573421
    ISBN-13: 9780312573423

    Jere Van Dyk was on the wrong side of the border. He and three Afghan guides had crossed into the tribal areas of Pakistan, where no Westerner had ventured for years, hoping to reach the home of a local chieftain by nightfall. But then a dozen armed men in black turbans appeared over the crest of a hill. Captive is Van Dyk's searing account of his forty-five days in a Taliban prison, and it is gripping and terrifying in the tradition of the best prison literature. The main action takes place in a single room, cut off from ... Show more

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pac492

A Story of Survival in Captivity

by pac492 on Aug 26, 2010

An interesting tale of the hows and whys of the author's curiosity leading to his being captured by the Taliban. After his capture it becomes the story of his fears and questions about fellow prisoners motives. A truly engrossing book. More

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