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The Resource The Hostage's Daughter

The Hostage's Daughter

Label
The Hostage's Daughter
Title
The Hostage's Daughter
Statement of responsibility
Sulome Anderson
Title variation
hostages daughter
Title variation remainder
a story of family, madness, and the Middle East
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In 1991, seven-year-old Sulome Anderson met her father, Terry, for the first time. While working as the Middle East bureau chief for the Associated Press covering the long and bloody civil war in Lebanon, Terry had been kidnapped in Beirut and held for more than six years by a Shiite Muslim militia associated by most with the Hezbollah movement.As the nation celebrated, the media captured a smiling Anderson family joyously reunited. But the truth was far darker. Plagued by PTSD, Terry was a moody, aloof, and distant figure to the young daughter who had long dreamed of his return—and while she smiled for the cameras all the same, she absorbed his trauma as her own.Years later, after long battles with drug abuse and mental illness, Sulome would travel to the Middle East as a reporter, seeking to understand her father, the men who had kidnapped him, and ultimately, herself. What she discovered was shocking—not just about Terry, but about the international political machinations that occurred during the years of his captivity.The Hostage’s Daughter is an intimate look at the effect of the Lebanese Hostage Crisis on Anderson’s family, the United States, and the Middle East today. Sulome tells moving stories from her experiences as a reporter in the region and challenges our understanding of global politics, the forces that spawn terrorism and especially Lebanon, the beautiful, devastated, and vitally important country she came to love.Powerful and eye-opening The Hostage’s Daughter is essential reading for anyone interested in international relations, this violent, haunted region, and America's role in its fate
Summary
A journalist and daughter of famous hostage Terry Anderson shares an intimate portrait of her father's captivity during the Lebanese Hostage Crisis and 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
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10530328
Cataloging source
BT
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Anderson, Sulome
Dewey number
920
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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  • Autobiography
  • Politics & Current Affairs
Target audience
adult
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a story of family, madness, and the Middle East
Label
The Hostage's Daughter
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Control code
BORROWBOX:HUS_287958
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9780062385512
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Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
The Hostage's Daughter
Control code
BORROWBOX:HUS_287958
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9780062385512
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk

Library Locations

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