David Rohde’s Harrowing Escape from the Taliban

This site often features authors or filmmakers that create exceptional works of fiction. However, we can conceive of no more harrowing – dare we say “thrilling” – story than the true story posted by New York Times journalist David Rohde, who recently escaped from the Taliban after being held hostage for several months.

New York Times journalist David Rohde

New York Times journalist David Rohde

The story is called Held by the Taliban. Rohde’s journey is described in five brilliantly written parts, beginning with his quest to write an objective book about the political and military state of Afghanistan and Pakistan, closely followed by his abduction, his imprisonment and finally his escape. You’ll find his plight full of political intrigue, international politics, brutality, bravery and nobility.

Incredibly, this wasn’t the first time that Rohde had been abducted in a war zone. Previously, he had put himself in harm’s way during the war in the Balkans in the 1990s.

Someday soon, we hope that a gifted filmmaker will do him the honor of creating a feature film about his story.

Bella Wright

Bella Wright blogs about books, film and media.

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