John McCarthy (Journalist)

John McCarthy (Journalist)

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. John Patrick McCarthy OBE is a British journalist, writer and broadcaster, and one of the hostages in the Lebanon hostage crisis. He was kidnapped by Islamic Jihad terrorists in Lebanon in April 1986, and held hostage for more than five years. He was appointed a Commander of the Order of the British Empire in 1992. McCarthy was Britain's longest-held hostage in Lebanon, having spent over five years in captivity until his release on August 8, 1991. He shared a cell with the Irish hostage Brian Keenan for several years. At the time of his capture, McCarthy was a journalist working for United Press International Television News. Following his release, he co-authored, with Jill Morrell, a memoir of his years in captivity, entitled Some Other Rainbow. In 1995 he sailed around the coast of Britain with Sandi Toksvig, making a BBC documentary TV series and a book of the experience
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  • Paperback | 72 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 4mm | 118g
  • Ject Press
  • United States
  • English
  • 6135865986
  • 9786135865981