The Resource Blindfold : a memoir of capture, torture, and enlightenment, Theo Padnos

Blindfold : a memoir of capture, torture, and enlightenment, Theo Padnos

Label
Blindfold : a memoir of capture, torture, and enlightenment
Title
Blindfold
Title remainder
a memoir of capture, torture, and enlightenment
Statement of responsibility
Theo Padnos
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In 2012, American journalist Theo Padnos, fluent in Arabic, Russian, German, and French, traveled to a Turkish border town to write and report on the Syrian civil war. One afternoon in October, while walking through an olive grove, he met three young Syrians-who turned out to be al Qaeda operatives-and they captured him and kept him prisoner for nearly two years. On his first day, in the first of many prisons, Padnos was given a blindfold-a grime-stained scrap of fabric-that was his only possession throughout his horrific ordeal. Now, in Blindfold, Padnos recounts his time in captivity in Syria, where he was frequently tortured at the hands of the al Qaeda affiliate, Jebhat al Nusra. We learn not only about Padnos's harrowing experience, but we also get a firsthand account of life in a Syrian village, the nature of Islamic prisons, how captors interrogate someone suspected of being CIA, the ways that Islamic fighters shift identities and drift back and forth through the veil of Western civilization, and much more. No other journalist has lived among terrorists for as long as Theo has-and survived. As a resident of thirteen separate prisons in every part of rebel-occupied Syria, Theo witnessed a society adrift amid a steady stream of bombings, executions, torture, prayer, fasting, and exhibitions, all staged by the terrorists. Living within this tide of violence changed not only his personal identity but also profoundly altered his understanding of how to live
Tone
Writing style
Biography type
autobiography
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10944567
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1968-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Padnos, Theo
Dewey number
956.91
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Padnos, Theo
  • Qaida (Organization)
  • Political kidnapping
  • Torture
  • Hostages
  • Hostages
  • Journalists
  • Syria
  • Syria
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a memoir of capture, torture, and enlightenment
Label
Blindfold : a memoir of capture, torture, and enlightenment, Theo Padnos
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Publication
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent.
  • rdacontent.
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
First Scribner hardcover edition.
Extent
xv, 375 pages
Isbn
9781982120825
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
Specific material designation
regular print
Label
Blindfold : a memoir of capture, torture, and enlightenment, Theo Padnos
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent.
  • rdacontent.
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
First Scribner hardcover edition.
Extent
xv, 375 pages
Isbn
9781982120825
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
Specific material designation
regular print

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