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The Resource "My heart became attached" : the strange journey of John Walker Lindh, Mark Kukis

"My heart became attached" : the strange journey of John Walker Lindh, Mark Kukis

Label
"My heart became attached" : the strange journey of John Walker Lindh
Title
"My heart became attached"
Title remainder
the strange journey of John Walker Lindh
Statement of responsibility
Mark Kukis
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"What would cause an intelligent, well-educated, and, by all accounts, privileged Californian to forgo an easy life in the United States to struggle for survival in a land of strife and mortal danger? With this question in mind, journalist Mark Kukis retraces the personal and spiritual evolution of the most reviled American traitor since Lee Harvey Oswald. "My Heart Became Attached" provides a detailed biographical account of John Walker Lindh's odyssey, beginning with his time growing up in an affluent San Francisco suburb. Kukis then follows Lindh's footsteps to Yemen, where Lindh encountered radical Islam while studying Arabic, and on through the wild hinterlands of Pakistan and Afghanistan. The journey culminates with the violent prison uprising at Mazar-i-Sharif and ends with his military detention and criminal trial." "Searching for the truth about the enigmatic Lindh, Kukis himself traveled through Pakistan, Afghanistan, Yemen, and California, seeking out everyone Lindh had crossed paths with during his own now infamous journey. While conducting research, Kukis achieved unparalleled access to major players in Lindh's life. In Pakistan, Kukis talked to militants from the terrorist group Harkat ul Mujaheddin, who trained with Lindh in a Pakistani camp. In the hardscrabble Pakistani village where Lindh studied the Koran before journeying into Afghanistan, Kukis also conducted several rounds of interviews with Lindh's closest Pakistani friend, who had initially settled him into his Islamic boarding school, with Lindh's instructor, and with fellow pupils. In Afghanistan, Kukis interviewed Taliban soldiers who fought during the prison uprising in Mazar-i-Sharif and General Dostum, warlord of the region. Ex-roommates, teachers, and friends all contributed to Kukis's research, resulting in the most thorough portrait available of the character and exploits of "the American Taliban.""--Jacket
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
N$T
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Kukis, Mark
Illustrations
maps
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Lindh, John Walker
  • Taliban
  • Lindh, John Walker
  • Taliban
  • Lindh, John Walker
  • Terrorists
  • Muslim converts from Christianity
  • Americans
  • Americans
  • Jihad
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY
  • HISTORY
  • HISTORY
  • Americans
  • Jihad
  • Muslim converts from Christianity
  • Terrorists
  • Afghanistan
  • Arab countries
  • Terrorismus
  • Arabische Staaten
  • Amerikaner
Label
"My heart became attached" : the strange journey of John Walker Lindh, Mark Kukis
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 201-202)
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
From San Francisco to Sana'a -- Beginning of the journey -- A new kind of school -- Purity and piety on the northwest frontier -- Answering the call to arms -- The Taliban caravan -- An uncertain surrender -- Jihad's last cry -- Fame, fear, and a passage home -- The mercies of an anguished nation -- Faith and silence
Control code
ocn755577022
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
1st ed
Extent
1 online resource (xv, 203 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781612342696
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other physical details
map
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt1dk29rg
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
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unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)755577022
Label
"My heart became attached" : the strange journey of John Walker Lindh, Mark Kukis
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 201-202)
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
From San Francisco to Sana'a -- Beginning of the journey -- A new kind of school -- Purity and piety on the northwest frontier -- Answering the call to arms -- The Taliban caravan -- An uncertain surrender -- Jihad's last cry -- Fame, fear, and a passage home -- The mercies of an anguished nation -- Faith and silence
Control code
ocn755577022
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
1st ed
Extent
1 online resource (xv, 203 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781612342696
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other physical details
map
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt1dk29rg
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)755577022

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