A Year at Gunpoint With Somali PiratesBook - 2012
On October 23, 2009, Somali pirates kidnapped Paul and Rachel Chandler from their sailing boat, the Lynn Rival , in the Seychelles, an archipelago in the Indian Ocean. In this remarkable memoir, the Chandlers recount their terrifying ordeal, revealing the inspiring and poignant story behind the dramatic headlines. The book chronicles the aftermath of the attack, and how the Chandlers' captors held them in Somalia for more than a year while trying to extort millions of dollars from their middle-class family. It goes on to describe how despite enduring threats, intimidation, solitary confinement, and even whippings, their unshakable belief in each other and their determination to survive sustained them. With its detailed, day-to-day account of the experience of being held captive by pirates, this unique and inspiring story will resonate with travelers the world over.
Publisher: Chicago : Chicago Review Press, 
Edition: First U.S. edition.
Copyright Date: ©2012
Branch Call Number: 364.154092 CHA
Characteristics: 384 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 22 cm