By David Rohde
The compelling and insightful account of a New York Times reporter's abduction by means of the Taliban, and his wife's fight to loose him.
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Rohde, David—Captivity, 2008-2009. 2. Hostages—Afghanistan—Biography. 3. Journalists—United States—Biography. 4. Afghan War, 2001—Personal narratives, American. 5. Taliban. 6. Mulvihill, Kristen. I. Mulvihill, Kristen. II. Title. 104’7—dc22 [B] 2010024534 Ward Without limiting the rights under copyright reserved above, no part of this publication may be reproduced, stored in or introduced into a retrieval system, or transmitted, in any form or by any means (electronic, mechanical, photocopying, recording or otherwise), without the prior written permission of both the copyright owner and the above publisher of this book.
Pashto saying ACKNOWLEDGMENTS For Pashtunwali: Tahir Luddin and Captain Nadeem. For countless hours: Mary Jane Mulvihill, Lee Rohde, David McCraw. For never giving up: Arthur Sulzberger, Jr. For steadfast support and encouragement: Bill Keller, Jill Abramson, John Geddes, William Schmidt, Craig Whitney, Susan Chira, Matt Purdy, Christine Kay, and so many other longtime friends at The New York Times. For friendship, insight, and bravery in Afghanistan: Afghan colleagues and friends, Carlotta Gall, Chris Chivers, Tyler Hicks, Dexter Filkins, Rich Oppel, and many others.