A Rope and A Prayer

A Rope and A Prayer

A Kidnapping From Two Sides

Book - 2010/11/30
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A "New York Times" journalist and his wife share the story of his 2008 abduction by the Taliban, a seven-month imprisonment marked by jihadist fervor, shifting alliances, and frantic negotiations for his release.
Publisher: New York : Viking, 2010/11/30
ISBN: 9780670022236
Branch Call Number: 958.1047 ROH
Characteristics: 362 p. : map ; 24 cm
Additional Contributors: Mulvihill, Kristen


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Nov 01, 2013

Very, very interesting, especially in that it gives a glimpse of the Islam version of the religious right. Very clever how they escaped in the end (that's not a spoiler - it's mentioned very early on, maybe even on the jacket flap, that David escapes :o). My one big problem with this book - and it's a doozy - is how ANNOYING it is to read. It's all written in the first person - no problem - but also in the present tense, which I find incredibly off-putting. I nearly put it down several times and I skimmed chunks of it. Still - the story is engaging enough that in the end, I put up with the style.

Mar 10, 2011

excellent story told by both David Rohde and his wife, Kristen Mulvihill, about his 7-months in captivity after being kidnapped by a Taliban chief. weaves in historical and current facts about the tribal territories at the border of Afghanistan and Pakistan. Enlightening and shocking.

debwalker Jan 08, 2011

A couple's seven month ordeal when New York Times journalist David Rohde is kidnapped by the Taliban.


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