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Author Rezaian, Jason, author, narrator.

Title Prisoner : my 544 days in an Iranian prison--solitary confinement, a sham trial, high-stakes diplomacy, and the extraordinary efforts it took to get me out / Jason Rezaian.| [Axis 360 electronic resource]

Edition Unabridged.
Publication Info. [New York] : HarperAudio, [2019]
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Summary The dramatic memoir of the journalist who was held hostage in a high-security prison in Tehran for eighteen months and whose release--which almost didn't happen--became a part of the Iran nuclear deal.In July 2014, Washington Post Tehran bureau chief Jason Rezaian was arrested by Iranian police, accused of spying for America. The charges were absurd. Rezaian's reporting was a mix of human interest stories and political analysis. He had even served as a guide for Anthony Bourdain's Parts Unknown. Initially, Rezaian thought the whole thing was a terrible misunderstanding, but soon realized that it was much more dire as it became an eighteen-month prison stint with impossibly high diplomatic stakes. While in prison, Rezaian had tireless advocates working on his behalf. His brother lobbied political heavyweights including John Kerry and Barack Obama and started a social media campaign--#FreeJason--while Jason's wife navigated the red tape of the Iranian security apparatus, all while the courts used Rezaian as a bargaining chip in negotiations for the Iran nuclear deal.In Prisoner, Rezaian writes of his exhausting interrogations and farcical trial. He also reflects on his idyllic childhood in Northern California and his bond with his Iranian father, a rug merchant; how his teacher Christopher Hitchens inspired him to pursue journalism; and his life-changing decision to move to Tehran, where his career took off and he met his wife. Written with wit, humor, and grace, Prisoner brings to life a fascinating, maddening culture in all its complexity."Jason paid a deep price in defense of journalism and his story proves that not everyone who defends freedom carries a gun, some carry a pen."--John F. Kerry, 68th Secretary of State
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Summary The former Tehran bureau chief for the "Washington Post" describes how he was kept hostage for eighteen months on trumped-up charges of espionage and made a pawn in high-stakes diplomatic talks that became a part of the Iran nuclear deal.
Subject Rezaian, Jason -- Imprisonment.
Journalists -- United States -- Biography.
Political prisoners -- Iran -- Biography.
Americans -- Iran -- Biography.
Iranian Americans -- Biography.
HISTORY / Middle East / Iran.
Americans. (OCoLC)fst00807488
Imprisonment. (OCoLC)fst00968277
Iranian Americans. (OCoLC)fst00978794
Journalists. (OCoLC)fst00984188
Political prisoners. (OCoLC)fst01069636
Iran. (OCoLC)fst01204889
United States. (OCoLC)fst01204155
Genre Audiobooks.
Downloadable audio books.
Audiobooks. (OCoLC)fst01726208
Biography. (OCoLC)fst01423686
Other Form: Electronic reproduction of (manifestation): Rezaian, Jason. Prisoner [New York] : HarperAudio, [2019] 9781982609511 (NjBwBT)bl2019001573 (OCoLC)1081176555
ISBN 9780062891839 :
0062891839 :
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