Saturday, November 19, 2016

#MMBBR #Review #FirstLine The Hostage's Daughter: A Story of Family, Madness, and the Middle East by @SulomeAnderson @HarperCollins


In this gripping blend of reportage, memoir, and analysis, a journalist and daughter of one of the world’s most famous hostages, Terry Anderson, takes an intimate look at her father’s captivity during the Lebanese Hostage Crisis and the ensuing political firestorm on both her family and the United States—as well as the far-reaching implications of those events on Middle Eastern politics today.
In 1991, six-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 her entire life by a Shiite Muslim militia associated with the Hezbollah movement.


#FirstLine ~ As far back as I can remember, maybe age three, I was aware of what was happening to my father.
A moving, thoughtful and brutally honest account of a life altering experience for a family and for the state of the world. It is heartbreaking and eye opening.  It was, at times, hard to read.  I found that the bravery in writing this book to be very commendable because it is important.  It is a story that needs to be told and really heard.  A outstanding read...I really cannot find the right words to capture my thoughts.

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