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Riassunto: In Ransom, Ann Hagedorn Auerbach explores two years in the high-stakes realm of international kidnapping, beginning with the stunning 1995 kidnapping of an American couple on the banks of a Himalayan river in Kashmir. Seamlessly moving between this story and others equally heart-wrenching, the book shows how the post-Cold War global economic climate has encouraged the increasingly lucrative criminal enterprise of kidnapping for ransom. Exposing a shadowy underworld inhabited by private kidnap negotiators, unsuspecting travelers, and an array of professional kidnappers including former rebels, former terrorists, and even former soldiers, Auerbach uses hundreds of never-before-reported facts culled from interviews worldwide to disclose one shocking detail after another about this global crime, including trends that potentially threaten every businessperson and tourist.
Recensione: Ransom opens with the story of five men taken hostage in 1995 in Kashmir, the hotly disputed paradise that lies between India and Pakistan. The men--two Britons, an American, a German, and a Norwegian--were tourists hiking their way through the breathtakingly beautiful part of the Himalayan mountains that crosses through Kashmir, when men with weapons appeared and snatched the five hostages from their wives, girlfriends, and fellow tourists. Interweaving the story of the Kashmir abduction with accounts of other kidnappings and interviews with antikidnapping "risk" experts, Ann Hagedorn Auerbach weaves a mesmerizing tale of kidnapping on a massive scale: as many as 20,000 to 30,000 incidents occur annually, she claims, up from about 6,000 per year during the 1980s.
Although most modern kidnappings are motivated by profit, she says, many are baffling and senseless. Auerbach ascribes some of the blame for the rise in kidnappings to the end of the cold war, which brought a substantial number of uneducated but highly trained soldiers into the mercenary pool as demilitarization slashed military budgets worldwide. Ransom also details the countermeasures that have been put into effect to combat the kidnapping problem, from the FBI's own recent internal revolution on the issue to the rise of high-tech "risk consultants," freelancers who provide danger assessments for corporations and individuals and who, if necessary, will fly to the scene of a hostage taking to negotiate with the kidnappers.
As for the five in Kashmir, one is dead: the Norwegian, his body found dismembered barely a month after the group was taken hostage. Of the remaining four, no word of their situation has come since December 1995, when the four men were allowed to record a message for their families. --Tjames Madison
Casa editrice: Owl Publishing Company
Data di pubblicazione: 1999
Condizione libro: very good
Descrizione libro Owl Publishing Company, 1999. Paperback. Condizione libro: Very Good. Ransom This book is in very good condition and will be shipped within 24 hours of ordering. The cover may have some limited signs of wear but the pages are clean, intact and the spine remains undamaged. This book has clearly been well maintained and looked after thus far. Money back guarantee if you are not satisfied. See all our books here, order more than 1 book and get discounted shipping. . Codice libro della libreria 7719-9780805061260
Descrizione libro Owl Publishing Company, 1999. Condizione libro: Good. N/A. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Codice libro della libreria GRP10823603
Descrizione libro Owl. Paperback. Condizione libro: Good. Book shows a small amount of wear to cover and binding. Some pages show signs of use. Codice libro della libreria G0805061266I3N00
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Descrizione libro Owl Publishing Company. Paperback. Condizione libro: VERY GOOD. Cover and pages show some wear from reading and storage. May have light creases on the cover and binding. Some pages may contain writing and or highlighting. Codice libro della libreria 2721249343
Descrizione libro Owl Publishing Company. Condizione libro: Good. 1999 - Paperback - Used - Good - - Shows some shelf-wear. May contain old price stickers or their residue, inscriptions or dedications from previous owners in first few pages and remainder marks. - .-. Codice libro della libreria SN-06-7-0017
Descrizione libro Owl Publishing Company, 1999. Paperback. Condizione libro: Good. Codice libro della libreria mon0001455279
Descrizione libro Owl Publishing Company, 1999. Condizione libro: GOOD. book was well loved but cared for. Possible ex-library copy with all the usual markings and stickers. Some light textual notes, highlighting and underling. Codice libro della libreria 2726019209
Descrizione libro Condizione libro: Good. Book Condition: Good. Codice libro della libreria 97808050612604.0