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A Mighty Heart: The Inside Story of the Al Qaeda Kidnapping of Danny Pearl

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For five weeks the world waited for news about Danny Pearl, the Wall Street Journal reporter who was kidnapped in Karachi, Pakistan....And then came the broadcast of his shocking murder. The complete account of his abduction, the intense effort to rescue him, and the aftermath are told here — in astonishing detail, and with courage and insight — by his surviving wife, Mariane.

A Mighty Heart is the unforgettable story of two journalists who fell in love with their work — and with each other. Together, Mariane and Danny Pearl traveled across the globe, dedicated to journalism that increases the understanding of international politics and of ethnic and religious conflict. In the end, Danny was caught in the dangerous fissure where warring cultures, politics, and ideologies collide. A Mighty Heart is both a portrait of a partnership built on the ideals of love, truth, and justice and a critical look at the methods and structure of the Al Qaeda network.

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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

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"A brave and beautifully written book....Mariane Pearl moves beyond horror and grief to write elegantly and knowledgeably about the vortex of religion, politics, and terrorism into which her husband was swept." The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

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"Pearl's book is a sort of mourning, a way of uniting language and memory that is private but also public....[A] riveting account of the kidnapping investigation mixed with the story of a shared life, a true love and a true loss." Chicago Tribune

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"Passionate, heartbreaking memoir....Mariane Pearl is spirited and refreshingly feisty....Her book reads like a tensely plotted thriller. We find ourselves hoping against hope that things will turn out differently." The Christian Science Monitor

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"[S]pare but eloquent....We are drawn to the committed Pakistani investigator who works through sleepless nights to track Pearl's kidnappers." The Oregonian (Portland, OR)

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"As a document of the nuts and bolts of seeing one's life break apart in a terrorist kidnapping, A Mighty Heart sears the soul." Philadelphia Inquirer

Synopsis:

Now in paperback and featuring a new Afterword. Mariane Pearl's compelling and informative story of her husband Danny's remarkable life, of the desperate efforts to save him, and the love of the ideas they shared.

Synopsis:

For five weeks the world waited for news about Danny Pearl, the Wall Street Journal reporter who was kidnapped in Karachi, Pakistan....And then came the broadcast of his shocking murder. The complete account of his abduction, the intense effort to rescue him, and the aftermath are told here — in astonishing detail, and with courage and insight — by his surviving wife, Mariane.

A Mighty Heart is the unforgettable story of two journalists who fell in love with their work — and with each other. Together, Mariane and Danny Pearl traveled across the globe, dedicated to journalism that increases the understanding of international politics and of ethnic and religious conflict. In the end, Danny was caught in the dangerous fissure where warring cultures, politics, and ideologies collide. A Mighty Heart is both a portrait of a partnership built on the ideals of love, truth, and justice and a critical look at the methods and structure of the Al Qaeda network.

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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Gentry, February 20, 2008 (view all comments by Gentry)
An amazing but dark story about the death of a devoted journalist in a time needing information. It is also an inspirational story about a woman with the words and strength to continue to hope and believe in the good in people when the worst of things have happened to her. This book is worth every penny and time spent reading it.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780743262378
With:
Crichton, Sarah
Publisher:
Scribner Book Company
With:
Crichton, Sarah
Author:
Pearl, Mariane
Author:
Crichton, Sarah
Subject:
Political
Subject:
Editors, Journalists, Publishers
Subject:
General Biography
Subject:
Biography - General
Copyright:
Edition Number:
Reprint ed.
Edition Description:
B102
Publication Date:
October 2004
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
288
Dimensions:
8.44 x 5.5 in 9.415 oz

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Product details 288 pages Scribner Book Company - English 9780743262378 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."
"Review" by , "A brave and beautifully written book....Mariane Pearl moves beyond horror and grief to write elegantly and knowledgeably about the vortex of religion, politics, and terrorism into which her husband was swept."
"Review" by , "Pearl's book is a sort of mourning, a way of uniting language and memory that is private but also public....[A] riveting account of the kidnapping investigation mixed with the story of a shared life, a true love and a true loss."
"Review" by , "Passionate, heartbreaking memoir....Mariane Pearl is spirited and refreshingly feisty....Her book reads like a tensely plotted thriller. We find ourselves hoping against hope that things will turn out differently."
"Review" by , "[S]pare but eloquent....We are drawn to the committed Pakistani investigator who works through sleepless nights to track Pearl's kidnappers."
"Review" by , "As a document of the nuts and bolts of seeing one's life break apart in a terrorist kidnapping, A Mighty Heart sears the soul."
"Synopsis" by , Now in paperback and featuring a new Afterword. Mariane Pearl's compelling and informative story of her husband Danny's remarkable life, of the desperate efforts to save him, and the love of the ideas they shared.
"Synopsis" by , For five weeks the world waited for news about Danny Pearl, the Wall Street Journal reporter who was kidnapped in Karachi, Pakistan....And then came the broadcast of his shocking murder. The complete account of his abduction, the intense effort to rescue him, and the aftermath are told here — in astonishing detail, and with courage and insight — by his surviving wife, Mariane.

A Mighty Heart is the unforgettable story of two journalists who fell in love with their work — and with each other. Together, Mariane and Danny Pearl traveled across the globe, dedicated to journalism that increases the understanding of international politics and of ethnic and religious conflict. In the end, Danny was caught in the dangerous fissure where warring cultures, politics, and ideologies collide. A Mighty Heart is both a portrait of a partnership built on the ideals of love, truth, and justice and a critical look at the methods and structure of the Al Qaeda network.

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