My 544 Days in an Iranian Prison-Solitary Confinement, a Sham Trial, High-Stakes Diplomacy, and the Extraordinary Efforts It Took to Get Me Out
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Product Number: DD42170
Released: Jan 22, 2019
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ISBN: #9781982609528
Narrator/s: Jason Rezaian
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The dramatic memoir of the journalist who was held hostage in a high-security prison in Tehran for eighteen months and whose releaseA??which almost didnA??t happenA??became a part of the Iran nuclear deal. In July 2014, Washington Post Tehran bureau chief Jason Rezaian was arrested by Iranian police, accused of spying for America. The charges were absurd. RezaianA??s reporting was a mix of human interest stories and political analysis. He had even served as a guide for Anthony BourdainA??s Parts Unknown. Initially, Rezaian thought the whole thing was a terrible misunderstanding, but soon realized that it was much more dire as it became an eighteen-month prison stint with impossibly high diplomatic stakes. While in prison, Rezaian had tireless advocates working on his behalf. His brother lobbied political heavyweights including John Kerry and Barack Obama and started a social media campaignA??#FreeJasonA??while JasonA??s wife navigated the red tape of the Iranian security apparatus, all while the courts used Rezaian as a bargaining chip in negotiations for the Iran nuclear deal. In Prisoner, Rezaian writes of his exhausting interrogations and farcical trial. He also reflects on his idyllic childhood in Northern California and his bond with his Iranian father, a rug merchant; how his teacher Christopher Hitchens inspired him to pursue journalism; and his life-changing decision to move to Tehran, where his career took off and he met his wife. Written with wit, humor, and grace, Prisoner brings to life a fascinating, maddening culture in all its complexity. A??Jason paid a deep price in defense of journalism and his story proves that not everyone who defends freedom carries a gun, some carry a pen.A?A??John F. Kerry, 68th Secretary of State

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Author(s): Jason Rezaian
Narrator(s): Jason Rezaian
Product Number Z100139917
Released: Jan 22, 2019
Business Term: Purchase
Publisher: HarperAudio
ISBN: #9780062891839

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