A Season in Hell

A Season in Hell

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Author/Contributor(s): Fowler, Robert
Publisher: Harper Perennial
Date: 11/13/2012
Binding: Paperback
Condition: NEW

Finalist for the B.C. National Award for Canadian Non-Fiction, the Arthur Ellis Award for Best Crime Non-Fiction, and the Ottawa Book Award for English Non-Fiction

Longlisted for the Charles Taylor Prize for Non-Fiction

National Bestseller

For decades, Robert R. Fowler was a dominant force in Canadian foreign affairs. In one heart-stopping minute, all of that changed. On December 14, 2008, Fowler, acting as the UN Secretary General's Special Envoy to Niger, was kidnapped by Al Qaeda, becoming the highest ranked UN official ever held captive. Along with his colleague Louis Guay, Fowler lived, slept and ate with his captors for nearly five months, gaining rare first-hand insight into the motivations of the world's most feared terror group. Fowler's capture, release and subsequent media appearances have helped shed new light on foreign policy and security issues as we enter the second decade of the "War on Terror."

A Season in Hell is Fowler's compelling story of his captivity, told in his own words, but it is also a startlingly frank discussion about the state of a world redefined by clashing civilizations.