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In A Mighty Heart, an astonishingly courageous woman tells the terrifying and unforgettable story of her husband's life and death. For five weeks the world watched and worried about Danny Pearl, a reporter for the Wall Street Journal, kidnapped in Karachi, Pakistan. And then came the news of his shocking and brutal murder. Danny's reasons for being in Karachi, the complete story of his abduction, and the intense effort to find him are told here for the first time.

Mariane and Danny Pearl were working in South Asia, as they had been elsewhere in the world, because they believed that good reporting is essential to our understanding of ethnic and religious conflict around the globe. They knew the risks inherent in the life they chose and took conscientious precautions.

The courage of Danny and Mariane is extraordinary, yet we are dependent on brave journalists everywhere to produce news coverage that educates us. There are many mighty hearts in the Pearl story, many brave people who helped Mariane in her search for her abducted husband. This account is riveting, illuminating, and heartbreaking. We learn, through the urgent tracing of Danny's last movements, about the terrorists' methods, ideologies, and ruthless violence. As soon as Pearl was discovered missing, a global effort began to locate him and identify his captors — a race against the clock that spanned the dangerous fissures of culture and politics and language that separate Islamic terrorists and America.

Only one person can tell this story: Danny Pearl's wife, Mariane, for it was she who initiated and helped direct the urgent search for her husband and she who can paint a moving portrait of a marriage built on the ideals of truth, justice, and love. Intensely suspenseful despite the known outcome, uplifting at the last, A Mighty Heart is essential reading for our time.

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"[Mariane] is unflinching, revealing every emotional detail with such honesty that to call the book heart-wrenching is to minimize its power." Publishers Weekly

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"Plenty of words have been written about the Pearl abduction, but these are by far the most personal and most poignant." Booklist

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"A Mighty Heart resists the obvious peril of falling into hackneyed sentimentality....Mariane Pearl is both sharp-eyed and practical, and at some points even mordantly amusing." The Washington Post

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"Mariane renders the hours and days of her husband's abduction with stomach-churning intensity, and the aftermath with an equally compelling mix of anguish and determination." Library Journal

About the Author

Mariane Pearl is an award-winning documentary film director who produced and hosted a daily radio show for Radio France International and has written for Télérama.

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Jefferssc, June 18, 2007 (view all comments by Jefferssc)
Beautiful. She is unbelievably strong. As a writer working at a newspaper, I cannot imagine the fear and disgust this woman felt when her husband did not return. She is a living memory of him, and she is beautiful.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780743244428
Subtitle:
The Brave Life and Death of My Husband Danny Pearl
Author:
Pearl, Mariane
With:
Crichton, Sarah
Author:
Pearl, Mariane
Author:
Crichton, Sarah
Publisher:
Scribner
Location:
New York
Subject:
Political
Subject:
United states
Subject:
Journalists
Subject:
Editors, Journalists, Publishers
Subject:
General Biography
Copyright:
Publication Date:
20030930
Binding:
Hardback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
288
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in 18.592 oz

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Product details 288 pages Scribner - English 9780743244428 Reviews:
"Review" by , "[Mariane] is unflinching, revealing every emotional detail with such honesty that to call the book heart-wrenching is to minimize its power."
"Review" by , "Plenty of words have been written about the Pearl abduction, but these are by far the most personal and most poignant."
"Review" by , "A Mighty Heart resists the obvious peril of falling into hackneyed sentimentality....Mariane Pearl is both sharp-eyed and practical, and at some points even mordantly amusing."
"Review" by , "Mariane renders the hours and days of her husband's abduction with stomach-churning intensity, and the aftermath with an equally compelling mix of anguish and determination."
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