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Author Joseph, Dilip, author.

Title Kidnapped by the Taliban : a story of terror, hope, and rescue by Seal Team Six / by Dilip Joseph, MD ; with James Lund. [Axis 360 electronic resource]

Publication Info. Nashville, Tennessee : W Publishing Group, an imprint of Thomas Nelson, [2014]
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Description 1 online resource (xix, 199 pages) : color illustrations
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Summary Back Cover Copy: 'Am I About to Die'' OnDecember 5, 2012, American medical doctor Dilip Joseph and two colleagues aredriving back to Kabul, Afghanistan, after serving villagers that morning at arural clinic. Suddenly a man waving an AK-47 blocks their path. More armed menjump out of hiding. For Dilip, it is the beginning of a nightmare'he's being kidnappedby the Taliban. Dilip and his friends endure anine-hour march into the mountains, gruesome images of torture and death, andrepeated threats of execution. Four days later Dilip is freed in a daring anddeadly rescue that claims the life of a SEAL Team Six operator. Yet this ismore than a story of desperation, survival, and loss. It is also a tale ofsurprising connection, compassion, and inspiration. As Dilip begins to view theTaliban not as monsters but as men, both he and his captors are challenged toreexamine everything that matters: courage, sacrifice, hope, and faith. Flap Copy: Witha jerk of his rifle, the leader points up the mountain on the left. There is nopath. I look higher and see more armed men at the top of a hill about twohundred feet above us. Apprehensionsurges up in me like black oil from a well. These aren't ordinary robbers. Thisis too systematic. I'vebeen kidnapped by the Taliban. Aswe walk, I fear the worst'that when we reach the top, they will shoot us. God, however this is going to end, pleasedon't let them torture me to death. Let it be one shot and done. Itis amazing how quickly everything we take for granted can be ripped away. Inthe space of a few minutes, I have lost all control of my life. All I can do istake a step, draw a breath, and hope I will be given the chance for another. Step. Breathe. Hope. 'Kidnapped by the Taliban is a story of both terror and triumph.After reading this dramatic and inspiring account, you will never viewAfghanistan or the Taliban in the same way again.
Recounts the author's harrowing experiences as a victim of kidnapping at the hands of the Taliban, recounting how he and his friends were abducted, the days he spent in captivity, and how he was rescued in a deadly SEAL Team Six operation.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references.
Subject Joseph, Dilip -- Kidnapping, 2012.
Joseph, Dilip -- Captivity, 2012.
Joseph, Dilip. (OCoLC)fst01986749
United States. Naval Special Warfare Development Group.
Taliban. (OCoLC)fst00743547
United States. Naval Special Warfare Development Group. (OCoLC)fst01929768
Chronological Term 2012
Subject Physicians -- Afghanistan -- Crimes against.
Americans -- Afghanistan -- Crimes against.
Rescues -- Afghanistan.
Special operations (Military science) -- Afghanistan.
Physicians -- Crimes against -- Afghanistan.
Americans -- Crimes against -- Afghanistan.
Americans -- Crimes against. (OCoLC)fst00807494
Captivity. (OCoLC)fst01198611
Kidnapping. (OCoLC)fst00987322
Physicians -- Crimes against. (OCoLC)fst01906130
Rescues. (OCoLC)fst01095149
Special operations (Military science) (OCoLC)fst01128975
Afghanistan. (OCoLC)fst01205406
Genre Electronic books.
Added Author Lund, James L., author.
Other Form: Electronic reproduction of (manifestation): Joseph, Dilip. Kidnapped by the Taliban Nashville, Tennessee : W Publishing Group, an imprint of Thomas Nelson, [2014] 9780718011284 (NjBwBT)bl2014043212 (OCoLC)875250600
ISBN 9780718011307 : $24.99
0718011309 : $24.99
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