Buried Alive: The True Story of Kidnapping, Captivity, and a Dramatic Rescue (NelsonFree) (Google eBook)

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Thomas Nelson Inc, Jan 12, 2010 - History - 272 pages
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A true-life adventure sure to shock as well as inspire.

AK47s, masked thugs, and brutal urgency erupt from Roy Hallums' account of his abduction in Iraq, shredding through those frequently sterile cable news reports revealing that another "American contractor is being held hostage . . ."

Hallums was the everyman behind that report―a 56-year-old retired Naval commander working as a food supply contractor in Baghdad's high-end Mansour District.

His abduction was transacted in a matter of minutes, amidst a hail of gunfire and a handful of casualties. For the first few months of his captivity, Hallums endured beatings and psychological torture while being shuffled from one ramshackle safe house to another.

From the four-foot-tall crawlspace where he carried out the bulk of his nearly year-long abduction, Hallums established a surprising degree of normalcy―a system of routines and timekeeping, along with an attention to the particulars that defined his horrific ordeal. His experience is recreated here, rich with harrowing specifics and surprising observations.

  

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Honest recounting of unimaginable times

User Review  - Haelie - Christianbook.com

What would you do if you were kidnapped in a foreign country knowing practically none of their language nor their intentions behind your kidnapping? Would you - could you survive? Considering torture ... Read full review

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User Review  - S. Harrell - Goodreads

I was very interested in reading this book, though I found it disappointing. Despite being conversationally written, the narrative is very emotionally detached, as one would expect the voice of a ... Read full review

Contents

1 Kidnapped
1
2 Shootout at the Compound
9
3 Captive
13
4 The Family Is Notified
19
5 The Mosque
25
6 Prayers
31
7 Breakfast and Beatings
35
8 The Kidnapping Business
43
20 The Romanians
129
21 No Smoking
137
22 AirConditioning
143
23 Munaf
151
24 Another Ransom Paid
155
25 Reward for Information
161
26 Buried Alive
173
27 Road Trip
179

9 Allah Akbar
49
10 Meanwhile Back at the Mosque
53
11 The Critter Shack and Fields of Rock
61
12 Exercise Bike
71
13 Underground
81
14 Rules of the House
89
15 January
99
16 Video Release
105
17 The Family Takes Action
111
18 Americas Funniest Home Videos
117
19 Carries Diary
123
28 Camp Snoopy
187
29 The Perfect Storm
193
30 Rescued
201
31 Barbecue Whiskey and Cigars
211
32 Family Reunion
219
33 Iraqi Justice
231
34 American Flag
237
Acknowledgments
243
Notes
245
About the Author
249
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About the author (2010)

Roy Hallums, a retired U.S Navy Commander worked as a civilian contractor in Iraq where his company provided food for the American army in Baghdad. He was taken captive in 2004 and was freed by coalition forces in 2005.

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