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Author Moore, Michael Scott, author.

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

Publication Info. New York, NY : Harper Wave,, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, [2018]


Location Call No. Status
 Avon Free Public Library - Adult Department  364.154 MOORE    Check Shelf
 Berlin-Peck Memorial Library - Biographies  92 BIOGRAPHY MOORE    Check Shelf
 Bloomfield, Prosser Library - Adult Department  BIOG. MOORE, M.    Check Shelf
 Bristol, Main Library - Non Fiction  910.45 MOORE    Check Shelf
 Burlington Public Library - Adult Department  B MOORE    Check Shelf
 Canton Public Library - Adult Department  BIO MOORE    Check Shelf
 Cheshire Public Library - Adult Department  364.154 MOORE    Check Shelf
 Colchester, Cragin Memorial Library - Adult Department  364.15 MOORE, MICHAEL SCOTT    Check Shelf
 Cromwell-Belden Public Library - Adult Department  B MOORE M    Check Shelf
 Enfield, Main Library - Adult Department  364.15 MOO    Check Shelf

Edition First edition.
Description 451 pages ; 24 cm
Note Includes glossary of names.
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.
Summary Chronicles the author's three years of captivity by Somali pirates, offering an exploration of foreign policy, religious extremism, and the costs of survival in the process.
"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.
Subject Moore, Michael Scott.
Kidnapping victims -- Somalia.
Kidnapping -- Somalia.
Hostages -- Somalia.
Pirates -- Somalia.
ISBN 0062449176 (hardcover)
9780062449177 (hardcover)
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