The Resource Blindfold : a memoir of capture, torture, and enlightenment, Theo Padnos

Blindfold : a memoir of capture, torture, and enlightenment, Theo Padnos

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Blindfold : a memoir of capture, torture, and enlightenment
Title
Blindfold
Title remainder
a memoir of capture, torture, and enlightenment
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Theo Padnos
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eng
Summary
An award-winning journalist's searing, extraordinary account of being kidnapped and tortured in Syria by al Qaeda for two years'a revelatory memoir about war, human nature, and endurance. In 2012, American journalist Theo Padnos, fluent in Arabic, Russian, German, and French, traveled to a Turkish border town to write and report on the Syrian civil war. One afternoon in October, while walking through an olive grove, he met three young Syrians'who turned out to be al Qaeda operatives'and they captured him and kept him prisoner for nearly two years. On his first day, in the first of many prisons, Padnos was given a blindfold'a grime-stained scrap of fabric'that was his only possession throughout his horrific ordeal. Now, in Blindfold, Padnos recounts his time in captivity in Syria, where he was frequently tortured at the hands of the al Qaeda affiliate, Jebhat al Nusra. We learn not only about Padnos's harrowing experience, but we also get a firsthand account of life in a Syrian village, the nature of Islamic prisons, how captors interrogate someone suspected of being CIA, the ways that Islamic fighters shift identities and drift back and forth through the veil of Western civilization, and much more. No other journalist has lived among terrorists for as long as Theo has'and survived. As a resident of thirteen separate prisons in every part of rebel-occupied Syria, Theo witnessed a society adrift amid a steady stream of bombings, executions, torture, prayer, fasting, and exhibitions, all staged by the terrorists. Living within this tide of violence changed not only his personal identity but also profoundly altered his understanding of how to live. Offering fascinating, unprecedented insight into the state of Syria today, Blindfold is an astonishing portrait of courage that combines the emotional power of a captive's memoir with a journalist's account of a culture and a nation in conflict that is as urgent and important as ever
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Padnos, Theo
Dewey number
956.910423092
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unknown
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  • Padnos, Theo
  • Qaida (Organization)
  • Political kidnapping
  • Torture
  • Syria
Label
Blindfold : a memoir of capture, torture, and enlightenment, Theo Padnos
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http://link.overdrive.com/?websiteId=246&titleId=5042311
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OverDrive eBook
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unknown
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online resource
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rdacarrier
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multicolored
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text
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rdacontent
Contents
Intro -- Title Page -- Dedication -- Prologue -- Chapter 1: My Plan -- Chapter 2: A Kidnapping -- Chapter 3: The Falcons of the Land of Sham -- Chapter 4: Into the Darkness -- Chapter 5: Their News -- Chapter 6: The Villa Basement -- Chapter 7: Matt's Escape -- Chapter 8: A Voyage into Darkness -- Chapter 9: The Farmhouse Prison -- Chapter 10: The Caliphate Lives -- Chapter 11: A Voyage with Jebhat al-Nusra -- Chapter 12: My Way Out -- Acknowledgments -- About the Author -- Copyright
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1 online resource
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online
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9781982120849
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computer
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rdamedia
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  • c
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EB00778153
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not applicable
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remote
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638B2761-CD2B-4B8F-9F20-365EFC0CDDE6
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  • (OCoLC)1164731540
  • on1164731540
Label
Blindfold : a memoir of capture, torture, and enlightenment, Theo Padnos
Link
http://link.overdrive.com/?websiteId=246&titleId=5042311
Publication
Note
OverDrive eBook
Antecedent source
unknown
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Intro -- Title Page -- Dedication -- Prologue -- Chapter 1: My Plan -- Chapter 2: A Kidnapping -- Chapter 3: The Falcons of the Land of Sham -- Chapter 4: Into the Darkness -- Chapter 5: Their News -- Chapter 6: The Villa Basement -- Chapter 7: Matt's Escape -- Chapter 8: A Voyage into Darkness -- Chapter 9: The Farmhouse Prison -- Chapter 10: The Caliphate Lives -- Chapter 11: A Voyage with Jebhat al-Nusra -- Chapter 12: My Way Out -- Acknowledgments -- About the Author -- Copyright
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781982120849
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Publisher number
EB00778153
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
638B2761-CD2B-4B8F-9F20-365EFC0CDDE6
System control number
  • (OCoLC)1164731540
  • on1164731540

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