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100 days in the jungle /
Shawn Ohler and Vicki Hall.
imprint
Toronto : Key Porter, c2000.
description
224 p. : map ; 23 cm.
ISBN
1552632822 (pbk.) :
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imprint
Toronto : Key Porter, c2000.
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1552632822 (pbk.) :
general note
On cover: The exclusive story of an extraordinary kidnapping in the jungle of Ecuador, in all its terrifying-- and triumphant-- details".
catalogue key
4251136
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About the Author
Author Affiliation
Shawn Ohler has worked as a reporter for four daily newspapers in Canada, including the National Post. He is a reporter for the Edmonton Journal, for which he covered this story, and lives in Edmonton with his wife and two sons Vicki Hall, a reporter for the Edmonton Journal, covered this story from the day the men were kidnapped. She has worked as a reporter for three daily newspapers in Canada and now lives in Edmonton
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Quill & Quire, September 2000
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Summaries
Main Description
On September 11, 1999, eight oil workers-seven Canadians and one American-in Ecuador on a routine mission to repair a stretch of corroded pipe for United Pipeline Systems were taken hostage by fifteen armed guerrillas. One hundred days later they finally emerged from the bush, emaciated and feverish. First published in 2000, 100 Days in the Jungle is now reissued with a new epilogue that tracks the fate of the eight kidnapped men and their captors. This reissue coincides with the release of the CTV movie of the same title. shawn ohler has worked as a reporter for four daily newspapers in Canada, including the National Post.He is a reporter for the Edmonton Journal, for which he covered this story, and lives in Edmonton with his wife and son. Vicki Hall, a reporter for the Edmonton Journal, covered this story from the day the men were kidnapped. She has worked as a reporter for three daily newspapers in Canada and now lives in Edmonton.
Main Description
A grueling story of hostage-taking. In Ecuador, on September 11, 1999, eight oil workers -- seven Canadians and one American -- on a routine repair mission for United Pipeline Systems were taken hostage by fifteen armed guerrillas. At gunpoint, the hostages were marched through the dense, snake-infested jungle. Constantly on the move, they fought hunger, sickness, hopelessness, and despair as death loomed. One hundred days later the hostages finally emerged from the bush, emaciated and feverish. This book includes an epilogue that tracks the fate of the workers to the present day. 100 Days in the Jungle tells a story beyond the newspaper headlines and into the heart of the jungle.
Table of Contents
Prologuep. 9
The Capturep. 13
A Routine Assignmentp. 20
Fear and Disbeliefp. 38
Repercussionsp. 46
Questions of Identityp. 57
Politics and Cigarettesp. 69
Enfermop. 87
Night Marchesp. 103
Mr. and Mrs. Tiger Toothp. 118
Guerrilla Dividep. 134
A Glimmer of Hopep. 149
Ghost Storiesp. 163
Three Bangs on a Treep. 176
Cold Cervesasp. 190
Aftermathp. 209
Epiloguep. 223
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