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    Even Silence Has an End: My Six Years of Captivity in the Colombian Jungle (Hardback) By (author) Ingrid Betancourt

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    DescriptionIngrid Betancourt's story - her exemplary courage, spirit and resilience - has captured the world's imagination. A politician and presidential candidate celebrated for her determination to combat the corruption and climate of fear endemic in Colombia, in 2002 she was taken hostage by FARC, a terrorist guerrilla organisation. She was held captive in the depths of the jungle for six and a half years, chained day and night for much of that time, constantly on the move and enduring gruelling conditions. She was freed and reunited with her children and relatives in 2008. It is Betancourt's indomitable spirit that drives this important and deeply moving book, telling in her own words the extraordinary drama of her capture and eventual rescue, and describes her fight to survive, mentally and physically. As she confronts the horror of what she went through, her story also goes beyond the specifics of her own confinement to offer an intensely intelligent, thoughtful and compassionate reflection on what it means to be human.


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    Title
    Even Silence Has an End
    Subtitle
    My Six Years of Captivity in the Colombian Jungle
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Ingrid Betancourt
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 608
    Width: 160 mm
    Height: 242 mm
    Thickness: 42 mm
    Weight: 928 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781844086269
    ISBN 10: 1844086267
    Classifications

    BIC E4L: BIO
    BIC subject category V2: BGH
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T4.2A
    BIC subject category V2: BGHA, JPQB, JPVR
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1KLSC
    BIC time period qualifier V2: 3JMC
    BISAC V2.8: HIS033000
    DC22: 986.10635092
    BIC subject category V2: 3JMC, 1KLSC
    Thema V1.0: JPQB, DNBH1, JPVR
    Illustrations note
    0pp of b/w photos
    Publisher
    Little, Brown Book Group
    Imprint name
    Virago Press Ltd
    Publication date
    21 September 2010
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Author Information
    Ingrid Betancourt lived in France and New Zealand before returning to Colombia to campaign for the presidency, when she was kidnapped.