Coverart for item
The Resource American hostage : a memoir of a journalist kidnapped in Iraq and the remarkable battle to win his release, Micah Garen and Marie-Hélène Carleton

American hostage : a memoir of a journalist kidnapped in Iraq and the remarkable battle to win his release, Micah Garen and Marie-Hélène Carleton

Label
American hostage : a memoir of a journalist kidnapped in Iraq and the remarkable battle to win his release
Title
American hostage
Title remainder
a memoir of a journalist kidnapped in Iraq and the remarkable battle to win his release
Statement of responsibility
Micah Garen and Marie-Hélène Carleton
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
A story of hope, love, survival,and the struggle to bring back alive a hostage in Iraq. Micah Garen and Marie-Hélène Carleton were journalists and filmmakers working on a documentary about the looting of Iraq's archaeological sites, with their Iraqi translator Amir Doshi. In the late summer of 2004, Marie-Hélène returned home while Micah remained for a final two weeks of filming. Then something went horribly wrong: Micah and Amir were kidnapped. This is the memoir of Micah's harrowing abduction and survival in captivity, as well as the heroic and successful struggle of Marie-Hélène, along with family and friends, to win Micah's and Amir's release. Marie-Hélène took a risky step: instead of relying on the authorities, she used her experience in Iraq to construct a massive grassroots effort to reach out to Micah's captors and plead for his release. The world watched and waited as the drama unfolded, but the authors, now safely home and engaged, detail the untold story.--From publisher description
Summary
Micah Garen and Marie-Helene Carleton were journalists and filmmakers working in Iraq on a documentary with their Iraqi translator Amir Doshi. In the late summer of 2004, they began to wrap up their work, and Marie-Helene returned home while Micah remained for a final two weeks of filming. As Micah and Amir were filming in a Nasiriyah market, something went horribly wrong: Micah was unmasked as a foreigner and kidnapped by militants in southern Iraq. Home in New York, Marie-Helene awoke to a gut-wrenching phone call from Micah's mother with word of his abduction. She promised Micah's mother the impossible-- that together they would bring Micah back alive
Biography type
autobiography
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
189560
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
  • 956.7044/37
  • B
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Target audience
adult
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
a memoir of a journalist kidnapped in Iraq and the remarkable battle to win his release
Label
American hostage : a memoir of a journalist kidnapped in Iraq and the remarkable battle to win his release, Micah Garen and Marie-Hélène Carleton
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xii, 273 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780743276603
Lccn
2005050041
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations, map
System control number
  • ocm60839460
  • OCoLC
Label
American hostage : a memoir of a journalist kidnapped in Iraq and the remarkable battle to win his release, Micah Garen and Marie-Hélène Carleton
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xii, 273 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780743276603
Lccn
2005050041
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations, map
System control number
  • ocm60839460
  • OCoLC

Library Locations

    • Greenwell Springs Road Regional Branch LibraryBorrow it
      11300 Greenwell Springs Rd., Baton Rouge, LA, 70814, US
      30.493828 -91.057497
    • Zachary Branch LibraryBorrow it
      1900 Church St., Zachary, LA, 70791, US
      30.653561 -91.184684
Processing Feedback ...