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The Resource A sliver of light : three Americans imprisoned in Iran, Shane Bauer, Joshua Fattal, Sarah Shourd

A sliver of light : three Americans imprisoned in Iran, Shane Bauer, Joshua Fattal, Sarah Shourd

Label
A sliver of light : three Americans imprisoned in Iran
Title
A sliver of light
Title remainder
three Americans imprisoned in Iran
Statement of responsibility
Shane Bauer, Joshua Fattal, Sarah Shourd
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Three young Americans captured by Iranian forces and held in captivity for two years tell their story. In summer 2009, Shane Bauer, Joshua Fattal, and Sarah Shourd were hiking in Iraqi Kurdistan when they unknowingly crossed into Iran and were captured by a border patrol. Accused of espionage, the three Americans ultimately found themselves in Tehran's infamous Evin Prison, where they discovered that pooling their strength of will and relying on each other were the only ways they could survive. In this poignant memoir, 'the hikers' finally tell their side of the story. They recount the deception that lured them into Iran in the first place and describe the psychological torment of interrogation and solitary confinement. We follow them as they make surprising alliances with their fellow prisoners and even some of their captors, while their own bonds with each other are tested and deepened. Told through a bold and innovative interweaving of the authors' three voices, here is a rare glimpse inside Iran and a timeless portrayal of hardship and hope"--
Summary
Americans Shane Bauer, Josh Fattal, and Sarah Shourd were hiking on vacation near the border between Iraq and Iran in 2009 when they were captured by Iranian soldiers and accused of illegally entering Iranian territory. Despite urgently explaining that they thought they were in Iraq, and that they weren't spies, they were locked up; Iran's government turned their accidental border crossing into a prolonged international incident. This gripping joint memoir details their arrest, the conditions in prison, and their families' and government's campaign for their release. -- Description by Katherine Bradley Johnson
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Assigning source
Provided by publisher
Biography type
contains biographical information
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10280935
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DLC
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Bauer, Shane
Dewey number
365/.45092313055
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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  • Fattal, Joshua
  • Shourd, Sarah
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True
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  • Bauer, Shane
  • Fattal, Joshua
  • Shourd, Sarah
  • Political prisoners
  • Ivīn (Prison)
  • Americans
  • Hikers
  • Iran
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY
Target audience
adult
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three Americans imprisoned in Iran
Label
A sliver of light : three Americans imprisoned in Iran, Shane Bauer, Joshua Fattal, Sarah Shourd
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Publication
Note
"An Eamon Dolan book."
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Shane Bauer -- Joshua Fattal -- Sarah Shourd
Control code
ocn864545848
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
339 pages
Isbn
9780547985534
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2013049037
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)864545848
Label
A sliver of light : three Americans imprisoned in Iran, Shane Bauer, Joshua Fattal, Sarah Shourd
Publication
Note
"An Eamon Dolan book."
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Shane Bauer -- Joshua Fattal -- Sarah Shourd
Control code
ocn864545848
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
339 pages
Isbn
9780547985534
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2013049037
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)864545848

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