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Out of Captivity: Surviving 1,967 Days in the Colombian Jungle

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4 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

A Must Read For Obama Administration, Senators and Congressmen

Gonsalves, Stansell and Howes have done a great service to the United States of America and the Democracy of Colombia. This book should cement the relationship between the two countries. It brings the personal level of the Colombian Civil War home to any US Citizen th...
Gonsalves, Stansell and Howes have done a great service to the United States of America and the Democracy of Colombia. This book should cement the relationship between the two countries. It brings the personal level of the Colombian Civil War home to any US Citizen that reads about the confilict. The book is more exciting than a novel and every word is from the true life experience of three americans.

My wife is a Colombian who spent the first 61 years of her life in Colombia. I have been a tourist in Colombia many times and have never felt thretened as long as I didn't venture into the country side where the thug, terroists reside. Mr. Brozek shows how beautiful the country is through the eyes of Marc, Keith and Tom.

It is very disheartening to me to know that the U.S. Congress voted down the Colombia Free Trade Agreement at the same time these three Patriotic Americans were in captivity. The book depicts the patriotism of the Colombian Army and shows their respct for Americans. Many of our distinguished senators said they voted against the Colombian Free Trade Agreement because of Human Rights Issues in Colombia. This book shows the fallacy of this belief. The whole world should now know that the Colombian Revoloutionary Armed Forces (FARC) are inhuman in there treatment of themselves and all their hostages. Every decent law abiding person should help support any effort to free the remaining 700 hostages from the tyrannical FARC. The FARC are nothing but low life thugs and make up a very small portion of the Colombian population. The book proves what many of us have known for a long time, Hugo Chavez supports the FARC.

The whole world needs to help the Colombian Government eradicate the FARC guerrillas.

posted by 1151541 on March 25, 2009

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1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

Shocking, very real account of life in captivity!

To read of these mens' miserable lives and years of suffering in captivity brought chills to my being. Arriving in Columbia just weeks after their escape, and having worked there as an American, heavily watched and continuously guarded, it was to say the least revealing...
To read of these mens' miserable lives and years of suffering in captivity brought chills to my being. Arriving in Columbia just weeks after their escape, and having worked there as an American, heavily watched and continuously guarded, it was to say the least revealing. All I could imagine as i read the first hand accounts of their six years in captivity was how devastating the loss of time with my loved ones would be. How the fear, anger, despair, suffering, uncertainty all played terrible "games" with their minds and families. Thank God for their escape and pray that all those being held still, some going on ten years as captives may soon be released.

posted by Lucki1 on May 30, 2009

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 29, 2009

    Not a compelling read

    The writing was amatuerish. I did not like the angle of several people telling their sides of the story. The captives took what should have been a compelling story and made it boring and redundant. The writing would have benefitted greatly from some heavy editing. I couldn't finish it because I lost interest. I was excited to read it, but was greatly disappointed. I could not recommend this book to others.

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