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The Trade

My Journey into the Labyrinth of Political Kidnapping

The Trade( )
Author: Van Dyk, Jere
Publication Date:Oct 2017
Book Format:Hardback
List Price:USD $28.00
Book Description:

A former hostage in the tribal areas of Pakistan returns to meet his kidnappers and uncover how political kidnappings and ransomings take place in the shadows of the world's most lawless territories. In 2014, Jere Van Dyk traveled to Afghanistan to try to discover the motives behind a kidnapping that had occurred six years earlier--his own. He was haunted by questions about why he was taken and why he was released, and troubled by the refusal of his...
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Van Dyk, Jere (Author)
Jere Van Dyk is a journalist and author. He has been a consultant on Afghanistan, Pakistan, and al-Qaeda for CBS News. In 2008, Van Dyk was captured and imprisoned by the Taliban in the no-man's-land between Afghanistan and Pakistan. He tells the story of his 45-day ordeal in his book, Captive (2010). His articles in The New York Times, which included a three-part story in the paper's Sunday magazine, were nominated for a Pulitzer Prize. He also wrote, In Afghanistan, a book on his experiences with the mujahideen as they fought the Soviet Army.


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