The Hostage's Daughter

The Hostage's Daughter

A Story of Family, Madness, and the Middle East

Book - 2016
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The author shares an intimate portrait of her father's captivity during the Lebanese Hostage Crisis and the effect of the surrounding political firestorm on both her family and the United States, sharing additional views about the role of the crisis in Middle East politics today.
Publisher: New York : Dey St., 2016
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9780062385499
0062385496
Branch Call Number: B ANDERSON 2016
Characteristics: xii, 272 pages ; 23 cm

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PJHammons
Feb 27, 2017

The parts of this book that more about Anderson's investigation into her father's kidnapping are compelling. Clearly more journalist than memoirist, Anderson is not particularly reflective when relaying the psychological problems she experienced growing up as Terry Anderson's daughter. But her courage in delving deeper into that history is amazing--and very informative--as she returns to Lebanon numerous times to interview Hezebollah figures as well as U.S government officials and other experts on the Middle East and terrorism

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miaone
Oct 29, 2016

I didn't read much of this book, as I couldn't get past her anger and blame she was hurling at her mother. Too much of Miss Anderson's angst, and too little about her father and his ordeal. Of COURSE the daughter suffered from her father being gone for the 1st 7 years of her life. Of course he was vague and distant after he came home. But what else?

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