Hostage: A Year at Gunpoint with Somali Pirates

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Chicago Review Press, Sep 1, 2012 - Biography & Autobiography - 384 pages
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On October 23, 2009, Somali pirates kidnapped Paul and Rachel Chandler from their sailing boat, the "Lynn Rival," in the Seychelles, an archipelago in the Indian Ocean. In this remarkable memoir, the Chandlers recount their terrifying ordeal, revealing the inspiring and poignant story behind the dramatic headlines. The book chronicles the aftermath of the attack, and how the Chandlers' captors held them in Somalia for more than a year while trying to extort millions of dollars from their middle-class family. It goes on to describe how despite enduring threats, intimidation, solitary confinement, and even whippings, their unshakable belief in each other and their determination to survive sustained them. With its detailed, day-to-day account of the experience of being held captive by pirates, this unique and inspiring story will resonate with travelers the world over.
 

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Contents

Glossary
9
Pirate attack
15
Aboard Kota Wajar
57
Safari in Somalia
70
Threats and lies
115
Alone but defiant
127
Not a merry Christmas
135
Whipped and separated
146
Three desperate months
211
Unbeknownst to Paul and Rachel
269
The long haul
305
Passage to freedom
350
Behind the scenes
374
The exhostage learning curve
381
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About the author (2012)

Paul Chandler is a Cambridge-educated civil engineer. Rachel Chandler is a former government economist. Sarah Edworthy is a journalist who has worked for the Daily Telegraph, Harpers & Queen, the London Daily News, and Times. She cowrote The Daily Telegraph Formula One Years, El Macca: Four Years at Real Madrid, and My Championship Year.

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