Wheelers Books
Out of Captivity: Surviving 1967 Days in the Colombian Jungle
  

Out of Captivity: Surviving 1967 Days in the Colombian Jungle (Paperback)

By Gonsalves, Marc
By Howes, Tom
By Stansell, Keith
By Brozek, Gary

  • Imp. $46.50
  • $37.20
  • Save $9.30
  • No availability locally

On February 13, 2003, a plane carrying three American military contractors - Marc Gonsalves, Tom Howes, and Keith Stansell - crashed in the mountainous jungle of Colombia. This work presents their tale of survival, friendship, and rescue, revealing the details of their crash, wha... read full description below.

ISBN 9780061769535
Barcode 9780061769535
Published 9 April 2010 by HarperCollins Publishers
Format Paperback
Availability
Internationally sourced; usually ships 2-3 weeks

... view full title details below.

Full details for this title

ISBN-13 9780061769535
ISBN-10 0061769533
Stock Available
Status Internationally sourced; usually ships 2-3 weeks
Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
Imprint William Morrow Paperbacks
Publication Date 9 April 2010
International Publication Date 9 February 2010
Publication Country United States United States
Format Paperback
Author(s) By Gonsalves, Marc
By Howes, Tom
By Stansell, Keith
By Brozek, Gary
Category True Stories: War / Combat / Elite Forces
Crime & Criminology
Number of Pages 480
Dimensions Width: 203mm
Height: 134mm
Spine: 23mm
Weight 416g
Interest Age 14+ years
Reading Age 14+ years
Library of Congress Hostages - United States, Hostages - Colombia, Fuerzas Armadas Revolucionarias de Colombia, Colombia - Foreign relations - United States, United States - Foreign relations - Colombia
NBS Text Social Issues, Services & Welfare
ONIX Text General/trade
Dewey Code 364.15
Catalogue Code Not specified

Description of this Book

On February 13, 2003, a plane carrying three American military contractors - Marc Gonsalves, Tom Howes, and Keith Stansell - crashed in the mountainous jungle of Colombia. Dazed and shaken, they awoke covered in blood with automatic rifles pointing at their faces. As of that moment they belonged to the Colombian terrorist organization known as the FARC, American captives in Colombia's volatile conflict that has stretched over the last half century. Now in Out of Captivity , Gonsalves, Howes, and Stansell recount their amazing tale of survival, friendship, and ultimately rescue in its entirety for the first time. Revealing the details of their crash, their horrific treatment at the hands of the FARC, what they witnessed as captives, and how they survived their experiences, this book provides vivid firsthand accounts of their five and half years in the jungle. A story of life, death, survival, and the saving power of friendship - and a glimpse inside one of the world's most notorious terrorist organizations - Out of Captivity is a remarkable look at the unbreakable bonds between friends and indomitable strength of the human spirit.

^ top

Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

There are no reviews for this title.

^ top

Author's Bio

Marc Gonsalves is a former member of the United States Air Force who worked as a civilian military contractor for four years before the crash. He has a daughter, Destiney, and two stepsons, Cody and Joey. He lives in Connecticut. Tom Howes has been a pilot working in the United States and South America for thirty-seven years. He currently lives with his son, Tommy, in Merritt Island, Florida. Keith Stansell is a former Marine in the United States Marine Corps. He lives with his daughter, Lauren, his son Kyle, his twins Keith Jr. and Nick, and his fiancee, Patricia, in Bradenton, Florida. Gary Brozek is a freelance writer and the author of more than 20 books, including 6 New York Times bestsellers. He lives in Colorado.

^ top