Buried Alive: The True Story of Kidnapping, Captivity, and a Dramatic Rescue (NelsonFree)
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 timesUser 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
Review: Buried Alive: Kidnapped and Entombed in the Deserts of IraqUser 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
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21 No Smoking
24 Another Ransom Paid
25 Reward for Information
26 Buried Alive
27 Road Trip
9 Allah Akbar
10 Meanwhile Back at the Mosque
11 The Critter Shack and Fields of Rock
12 Exercise Bike
14 Rules of the House
16 Video Release
17 The Family Takes Action
18 Americas Funniest Home Videos
19 Carries Diary
28 Camp Snoopy
29 The Perfect Storm
31 Barbecue Whiskey and Cigars
32 Family Reunion
33 Iraqi Justice
34 American Flag
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