A Rope and A Prayer

A Rope and A Prayer

A Kidnapping From Two Sides

Book - 2010
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In November 2008, David Rohde, a Pulitzer Prize-winning correspondent for The New York Times, was kidnapped by the Taliban and held captive for seven months in neighboring Pakistan. In New York, David's wife, Kristen, together with his family and the staff of The New York Times, Kept the kidnapping secret for David's safety as they struggled in vain to secure his safe release.--publisher description.
Publisher: New York : Viking, 2010
ISBN: 9780670022236
Characteristics: [xix], 362 p. : map ; 24 cm
Additional Contributors: Mulvihill, Kristen.


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Nov 01, 2013

Very, very interesting, especially in that it gives a glimpse of the Islam version of the religious right. Very clever how they escaped in the end (that's not a spoiler - it's mentioned very early on, maybe even on the jacket flap, that David escapes :o). My one big problem with this book - and it's a doozy - is how ANNOYING it is to read. It's all written in the first person - no problem - but also in the present tense, which I find incredibly off-putting. I nearly put it down several times and I skimmed chunks of it. Still - the story is engaging enough that in the end, I put up with the style.

Mar 10, 2011

excellent story told by both David Rohde and his wife, Kristen Mulvihill, about his 7-months in captivity after being kidnapped by a Taliban chief. weaves in historical and current facts about the tribal territories at the border of Afghanistan and Pakistan. Enlightening and shocking.

debwalker Jan 08, 2011

A couple's seven month ordeal when New York Times journalist David Rohde is kidnapped by the Taliban.


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