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Captive in the Congo a Consul's Return to the Heart of Darkness

By: Hoyt, Michael P. E.

Price: $14.72

Publisher: Annapolis, MD, Naval Inst Pr: 2000

Edition: Second Printing

Seller ID: 003291

Condition: New in New dust jacket


Taken hostage by Congolese rebels at the U. S. Consulate he headed in Stanleyville, Michael Hoyt provides the first inside account of the 1964 seizure of the 1964 seizure of the American consulate staff and their 111 days of captivity. Their struggle to stay alive and dramatic rescue offer a gripping story of courage, frustration, and survival. The incident described here presents valuable lessons both for the future conduct of hostages and the policies that deal with th... View more info