Canada AM 'Best of 2011' list Winner
About the Book
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 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’s also a startlingly frank discussion about the state of a world redefined by clashing civilizations.
Educator and Librarian Resources
?What a remarkable book this is. The writing is clear, compelling, visceral. The analysis is formidable. The story leaves you gasping. Bob Fowler spares nothing: not himself, not Al Qaeda, not the Canadian response from the RCMP to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. It?s been eons since I?ve read a work of non-fiction where every page grabs your heart or your head or both. It?s an autobiographical tour de force.?
- Stephen Lewis () —
- ISBN: 9781443402040
- ISBN 10: 1443402044
- Imprint: HarperCollins Publishers Ltd
- On Sale: 10/31/2011
- Pages: 368
- List Price: 32.99 CAD
- BISAC1: BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Personal Memoirs
- BISAC2: POLITICAL SCIENCE / International Relations / General