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The Resource Freeing Peter, Peter Greste, Juris Greste, Michael Greste, Louis Greste, Andrew Greste ; Malcolm Knox (editor)

Freeing Peter, Peter Greste, Juris Greste, Michael Greste, Louis Greste, Andrew Greste ; Malcolm Knox (editor)

Label
Freeing Peter
Title
Freeing Peter
Statement of responsibility
Peter Greste, Juris Greste, Michael Greste, Louis Greste, Andrew Greste ; Malcolm Knox (editor)
Creator
Contributor
Author
Editor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"When Peter Greste's family learned he'd been arrested in Egypt, they were shocked but not panicked. Peter had been a foreign correspondent for two decades in numerous dangerous countries, and been arrested before. Moreover, he was only in Egypt on temporary assignment - he couldn't have got into too much trouble. Quickly, though, the gravity of his situation became apparent. Peter was put into solitary confinement and eventually charged with threatening national security. No evidence was ever produced, but after a sham trial he was given a seven-year sentence. Peter's family, meanwhile, went to work on the campaign to free him. Where others might have waited on official channels, the Grestes were soon managing an international media campaign, with such intensity that for the 400 days Peter spent in prison his plight was seldom out of the headlines. The process was by no means plain sailing, nor was there always agreement, but the Grestes were galvanised rather than paralysed by the crisis. Here each of them writes frankly and movingly about how they worked as a family, and the times they didn't: about the daily uncertainty, the paucity of information, the strain of decision-making, the emotional visits to Peter in prison, the incomprehensible Egyptian legal system, and, most importantly, the overwhelming support from every level of Australian society. For his part, Peter superbly depicts the effects of incarceration on his state of mind, and his battle not to construct a mental prison within the physical one. Freeing Peter is an inspirational story about fortitude, resilience, and a highly functional family whose unity proved to be the saving of them."
Cataloging source
AU@
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Greste, Peter
Dewey number
B
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1966-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Greste, Juris
  • Greste, Michael
  • Greste, Louis
  • Greste, Andrew
  • Knox, Malcolm
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Greste, Peter
  • Greste, Peter
  • Journalists
  • Journalists
  • Imprisonment
  • Prisoners' families
  • Prisoners
Target audience
adult
Label
Freeing Peter, Peter Greste, Juris Greste, Michael Greste, Louis Greste, Andrew Greste ; Malcolm Knox (editor)
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
000057439196
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
279 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780670079315
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
colour illustrations, colour portraits
System control number
(OCoLC)950572974
Label
Freeing Peter, Peter Greste, Juris Greste, Michael Greste, Louis Greste, Andrew Greste ; Malcolm Knox (editor)
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
000057439196
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
279 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780670079315
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
colour illustrations, colour portraits
System control number
(OCoLC)950572974

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