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The Resource The desert and the sea : 977 days captive on the Somali pirate coast, Michael Scott Moore

The desert and the sea : 977 days captive on the Somali pirate coast, Michael Scott Moore

Label
The desert and the sea : 977 days captive on the Somali pirate coast
Title
The desert and the sea
Title remainder
977 days captive on the Somali pirate coast
Statement of responsibility
Michael Scott Moore
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"In January 2012, having covered a Somali pirate trial in Hamburg for Spiegel Online International—and funded by a grant from the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting—Michael Scott Moore traveled to the Horn of Africa to write about piracy and ways to end it. In a terrible twist of fate, Moore himself was kidnapped and subsequently held captive by Somali pirates. Subjected to conditions that break even the strongest spirits—physical injury, starvation, isolation, terror—Moore’s survival is a testament to his indomitable strength of mind. In September 2014, after 977 days, he walked free when his ransom was put together by the help of several US and German institutions, friends, colleagues, and his strong-willed mother. Yet Moore’s own struggle is only part of the story: The Desert and the Sea falls at the intersection of reportage, memoir, and history. Caught between Muslim pirates, the looming threat of Al-Shabaab, and the rise of ISIS, Moore observes the worlds that surrounded him—the economics and history of piracy; the effects of post-colonialism; the politics of hostage negotiation and ransom; while also conjuring the various faces of Islam—and places his ordeal in the context of the larger political and historical issues."--Page [2] of cover
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
YDX
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Moore, Michael Scott
Dewey number
364.15/4092
Index
no index present
LC call number
HV6604.S58
LC item number
M66 2018
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Moore, Michael Scott
  • Kidnapping victims
  • Kidnapping
  • Hostages
  • Pirates
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Personal Memoirs
  • HISTORY / Africa / East
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE / Human Rights
Label
The desert and the sea : 977 days captive on the Somali pirate coast, Michael Scott Moore
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
Includes glossary of names
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The rumor kitchen -- Underworld -- Living in civilization keeps us civilized -- The ambiguous Asian fishing boat -- Flight -- No God but God -- The hostage cookbook -- Stronger than dirt -- Fugue
Control code
ocn967079760
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
451 pages
Isbn
9780062449177
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
(OCoLC)967079760
Label
The desert and the sea : 977 days captive on the Somali pirate coast, Michael Scott Moore
Publication
Copyright
Note
Includes glossary of names
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The rumor kitchen -- Underworld -- Living in civilization keeps us civilized -- The ambiguous Asian fishing boat -- Flight -- No God but God -- The hostage cookbook -- Stronger than dirt -- Fugue
Control code
ocn967079760
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
451 pages
Isbn
9780062449177
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
(OCoLC)967079760

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