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Title Impossible odds : the kidnapping of Jessica Buchanan and her dramatic rescue by SEAL Team Six / Jessica Buchanan and Erik Landemalm with Anthony Flacco.
Author Buchanan, Jessica.
Publication New York : Atria Books, 2013.
Edition First Atria Books hardcover edition.
Description vii, 310 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 24 cm
Call # 364.154 B
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (p. 287) and index.
Summary In 2006, 27-year-old Jessica Buchanan arrived in Nairobi, Kenya, with long-held dreams of helping to educate African children. By 2009, she had met and married a Swede named Erik Landemalm, who worked to coordinate humanitarian aid with authorities in Africa. They moved to Somalia with hopes of starting a family. Then on October 25, 2011, Jessica and a colleague were kidnapped and held for ransom by a band of Somali pirates. For the next three months, Jessica was terrorized by more than two dozen gangsters, held in filthy conditions, and kept on a starvation diet. Every terrifying moment she spent suffering in captivity was matched by that of her adoring husband working behind the scenes to deal with her captors. After 93 days of fruitless negotiations, and with Jessica's medical state becoming a life-or-death issue, President Barack Obama ordered Navy SEAL Team Six to attempt a rescue. On January 25, 2012, the team of twenty-four SEALs attacked and killed all nine heavily armed hostiles. In riveting detail, this book chronicles Jessica and Erik's mutual journey during those torturous months.
Subject Buchanan, Jessica -- Kidnapping, 2011-2012.
Landemalm, Erik.
United States. Navy. SEALs.
United States. Navy -- Commando troops.
Kidnapping victims -- Somalia.
Kidnapping -- Somalia.
Rescues -- Somalia.
United States -- Armed Forces -- Search and rescue operations -- Somalia.
Addl. Author Landemalm, Erik.
Flacco, Anthony.
ISBN 1476725160 (hardcover) :
9781476725161 (hardcover) :
1476725187 (pbk.)
9781476725185 (pbk.)

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