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The Resource The shattered lens : a war photographer's true story of captivity and survival in Syria, Jonathan Alpeyrie with Stash Luczkiw and Bonnie Timmermann

The shattered lens : a war photographer's true story of captivity and survival in Syria, Jonathan Alpeyrie with Stash Luczkiw and Bonnie Timmermann

Label
The shattered lens : a war photographer's true story of captivity and survival in Syria
Title
The shattered lens
Title remainder
a war photographer's true story of captivity and survival in Syria
Statement of responsibility
Jonathan Alpeyrie with Stash Luczkiw and Bonnie Timmermann
Title variation
shattered lens
Title variation remainder
a war photographers 81 days of captivity in Syria -- a story of survival
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Discover a gripping and harrowing tale of war and torture from the man who lived it in this powerful memoir by the celebrated war journalist who not only documented over a dozen conflict zones worldwide but was also captured and held hostage by Syrian rebels in 2013. Capturing history was Jonathan Alpeyrie's job but he never expected to become a news story himself. For a decade, the French American photojournalist had weaved in and out of over a dozen conflict zones. He photographed civilians being chased out of their homes, military trucks roving over bullet-torn battlefields, and too many bodies to count. But on April 29, 2013, during his third assignment to Syria, Alpeyrie was betrayed by his fixer and handed over to a band of Syrian rebels. For eighty-one days he was bound, blindfolded, and beaten. Not too far away, President Bashar al Assad's forces and those in opposition continued their bitter and bloody civil war. Over the course of his captivity, Alpeyrie kept his spirits up and strived to see, without his camera lenses, the humanity in his captors. He took part in their activities, taught them how to swim, prayed with them, and tried learning their language and culture. He also discovered a dormant faith within himself, one that strengthened him throughout the ordeal. Captured by History is the firsthand account of a photojournalist who has always answered the next adrenaline-pumping assignment. Yet, during his headline-making kidnapping, he was left to consider the value and risks of his career, ponder the violent conflicts he had seen, and put the historical events over which we have no control into perspective"--Provided by publisher
Summary
A harrowing account co-written by a celebrated French-American war journalist who was held hostage by Syrian rebels in 2013 describes how he was betrayed by his fixer and bound, beaten and blindfolded by captors who introduced him to their language and culture, inadvertently helping him discover within himself a faith that helped him to survive
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Writing style
Biography type
autobiography
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10599467
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DLC
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Alpeyrie, Jonathan
Dewey number
956.91
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
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  • Luczkiw, Stash
  • Timmermann, Bonnie
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True
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  • Alpeyrie, Jonathan
  • Alpeyrie, Jonathan
  • Kidnapping
  • Torture
  • Survival
  • Photojournalists
  • War correspondents
  • French Americans
  • Syria
Target audience
adult
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a war photographer's 81 days of captivity in Syria -- a story of survival
Label
The shattered lens : a war photographer's true story of captivity and survival in Syria, Jonathan Alpeyrie with Stash Luczkiw and Bonnie Timmermann
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Publication
Note
Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • still image
  • text
Content type code
  • sti
  • txt
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
000060022435
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
First Atria Books hardcover edition.
Extent
260 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781501146503
Lccn
2017016403
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (chiefly color)
System control number
(OCoLC)989123818
Label
The shattered lens : a war photographer's true story of captivity and survival in Syria, Jonathan Alpeyrie with Stash Luczkiw and Bonnie Timmermann
Publication
Note
Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • still image
  • text
Content type code
  • sti
  • txt
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
000060022435
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
First Atria Books hardcover edition.
Extent
260 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781501146503
Lccn
2017016403
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (chiefly color)
System control number
(OCoLC)989123818

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