The Hostage's Daughter

The Hostage's Daughter

A Story of Family, Madness, and the Middle East

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"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."
Published: New York, NY :, Dey St.,, [2016]
Copyright Date: ©2016
ISBN: 9780062385499
0062385496
Branch Call Number: 364.154 AND
Characteristics: xii, 272 pages ;,24 cm

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PJHammons
Feb 27, 2017

The parts of this book that more about Anderson's investigation into her father's kidnapping are compelling. Clearly more journalist than memoirist, Anderson is not particularly reflective when relaying the psychological problems she experienced growing up as Terry Anderson's daughter. But her courage in delving deeper into that history is amazing--and very informative--as she returns to Lebanon numerous times to interview Hezebollah figures as well as U.S government officials and other experts on the Middle East and terrorism

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miaone
Oct 29, 2016

I didn't read much of this book, as I couldn't get past her anger and blame she was hurling at her mother. Too much of Miss Anderson's angst, and too little about her father and his ordeal. Of COURSE the daughter suffered from her father being gone for the 1st 7 years of her life. Of course he was vague and distant after he came home. But what else?

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