For five weeks the world waited for news about Danny Pearl, the Wall Street Journal reporter who was kidnapped in Karachi, Pakistan....And then came the broadcast of his shocking murder. The complete account of his abduction, the intense effort to rescue him, and the aftermath are told here -- in astonishing detail, and with courage and insight -- by his surviving wife, Mariane.
A Mighty Heart is the unforgettable story of two journalists who fell in love with their work -- and with each other. Together, Mariane and Danny Pearl traveled across the globe, dedicated to journalism that increases the understanding of international politics and of ethnic and religious conflict. In the end, Danny was caught in the dangerous fissure where warring cultures, politics, and ideologies collide. A Mighty Heart is both a portrait of a partnership built on the ideals of love, truth, and justice and a critical look at the methods and structure of the Al Qaeda network.
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BRAVE AND BEAUTIFUL!
I REMEMBER HEARING OF HER HUSBANDS CAPTURE AND UNTIMELY DEATH, HOWEVER I DIDN'T FULLY UNDERSTAND THE AMAZING RELATIONSHIP AND THE INCREDIBLE WOMAN BEHIND IT ALL. MARIANE'S SPIRIT IS NOT ONLY RESOLUTE, BUT REMARKABLE AND HER STORY WILL FILL YOUR HEART. NOT ONLY DOES SHE TELL OF THE LOVE STORY BETWEEN SHE AND DANNY, BUT SHE PAINTS A TRUE PICTURE OF WHAT "REALLY" TOOK PLACE. SHE DESCRIBES THE CHALLENGES AND DANGERS MANY FACE DOING THEIR JOB IN A FOREIGN COUNTRY. MARIANE ALSO EDUCATES AND TEACHES, THAT THROUGH THIS INCONCEIVABLE TRAGEDY GROWS STRENGTH. SHE SHOWS THAT THE LOSS SHE AND DANNY'S LOVED ONES SUFFERED, TURNED INTO A VICTORY... AS THEY DENY THE EXECUTERS THE RIGHT TO TORMENT AND TERRORISE THEM FURTHER. MARIANE IS BOTH COMPASSIONATE AND DETERMINED. BEAUTIFULLY WRITTEN.