Tuesday, May 4, 2010
Buried Alive by Roy Hallums is the story of his kidnapping by Iraqis in 2004. He was one of many hostages taken in kidnappings for ransoms to support the Iraqi terror efforts. This book is the story of the 311 days he spent as a hostage and his rescue by American Special Forces. The book also describes the feelings and activities of his family while he was gone. This is not usually the sort of book I read but I found myself drawn in to his story. The descriptions of life as a hostage and of the others imprisoned with Mr. Hallums are vivid. Pictures in the book help when trying to imagine what it must have been like. The hope and optimism that Mr. Hallums was able to hang on to even as his imprisonment continued is inspiring.