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Thursday, July 03, 2008

Kidnapping and Hostage-Taking

Yesterday came news of the release, in Columbia, of 15 hostages who had been held for more than six years by the rebel group FARC.

Three of the released were Americans. Anyone want to bet that within a year one or more books will be issued chronicling the events of their captivity? Or that within six months, shooting will commence on a made-for-television movie? Probably starring some fabulously buff, up and coming young actors and actresses.

Our shelves are littered with tales of kidnappings and hostage-taking situations. Some real, some fiction. Some in print and some on film. Have you seen any of these?

Air Force One. [VIDEO AIR]

Bowden, Mark. Guests of the Ayatollah: The First Battle in America's War with Militant Islam. [955.0542 BOW]

Brockmann, Suzanne. Breaking Point. [F BRO]

Garcia Marquez, Gabriel. News of a Kidnapping. [364.1 GAR]

Griffin, W.E.B. The Hostage. [F GRI]

Kurzman, Dan. A Special Mission: Hitler's Secret Plot to Seize the Vatican and Kidnap Pope Pius XII. [940.5487 KUR]

Lowell, Elizabeth. The Wrong Hostage. [F LOW]

Ludlum, Robert. The Bancroft Strategy. [F LUD, also AB/CD LUD]

Maryam. [DVD MAR]

Smart, Ed and Lois. Bringing Elizabeth Home: A Journey of Faith and Hope. [164.15 SMA]

The Wind and the Lion

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