The Resource A disappearance in damascus : A Story of Friendship and Survival in the Shadow of War., Deborah Campbell, (electronic resource)

A disappearance in damascus : A Story of Friendship and Survival in the Shadow of War., Deborah Campbell, (electronic resource)

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A disappearance in damascus : A Story of Friendship and Survival in the Shadow of War.
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A disappearance in damascus
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A Story of Friendship and Survival in the Shadow of War.
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Deborah Campbell
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eng
Summary
In the midst of an unfolding international crisis, the renowned journalist Deborah Campbell finds herself swept up in the mysterious disappearance of Ahlam, her guide and friend. Her frank, personal account of a journey through fear, and the triumph of friendship and courage, is as riveting as it is illuminating. The story begins in 2007 when Deborah Campbell travels undercover to Damascus to report on the exodus of Iraqis into Syria following the overthrow of Saddam Hussein. There she meets and hires Ahlam, a refugee working as a "fixer"—providing Western media with trustworthy information and contacts to help get the news out. Ahlam, who fled her home in Iraq after being kidnapped while running a humanitarian centre, not only supports her husband and two children through her work with foreign journalists but is setting up a makeshift school for displaced girls. She has become a charismatic, unofficial leader of the refugee community in Damascus, and Campbell is inspired by her determination to create something good amid so much suffering. Ahlam soon becomes her friend as well as her guide. But one morning Ahlam is seized from her home in front of Campbell's eyes. Haunted by the prospect that their work together has led to her friend's arrest, Campbell spends the months that follow desperately trying to find her—all the while fearing she could be next. Through its compelling story of two women caught up in the shadowy politics behind today's conflict, A Disappearance in Damascus reminds us of the courage of those who risk their lives to bring us the world's news.From the Hardcover edition
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Campbell, Deborah
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non fiction
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  • Nonfiction
  • Biography & Autobiography
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A disappearance in damascus : A Story of Friendship and Survival in the Shadow of War., Deborah Campbell, (electronic resource)
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online
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9780345809315
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(electronic bk)
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ODN0002138716
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A disappearance in damascus : A Story of Friendship and Survival in the Shadow of War., Deborah Campbell, (electronic resource)
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Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780345809315
Isbn Type
(electronic bk)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
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db645001-c478-4310-9d8b-00ee9f5a45a1
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Electronic reproduction.
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remote
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ODN0002138716

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