CAPTIVE by Jere Van Dyk

August 6th, 2010.

If you want to read an AMAZING book, check out Captive, by Jere Van Dyk (Henry Holt, 2010.) The book was just released...Van Dyk tried to walk across the border into Pakistan and use his old contacts among the Mujehadin to report on the Taliban. He was taken prisoner by them insread and held for a many weeks while they decided whether to kill him or not. What this reporter lived through is, I think, pretty much the most frightening thing a journalist could be subjected to. He wrote a phenomenal book about it that I consumed in about a day. Please read it. This was during 2008, when I was just twenty miles away in the Korengal.

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