The Desert and the Sea by Michael Scott Moore

The Desert and the Sea

Michael Scott Moore, a journalist and the author of Sweetness and Blood, incorporates personal narrative and rigorous investigative journalism in this profound and revelatory memoir of his three-year captivity by Somali pirates—a riveting,thoughtful, and emotionally resonant exploration of foreign policy, religious extremism, and the costs of survival.In January 2012, having covered a Somali pirate trial in Hamburg for Spiegel Online Internatio...

Details The Desert and the Sea

TitleThe Desert and the Sea
Release DateJul 24th, 2018
PublisherHarper Wave
GenreNonfiction, Autobiography, Memoir, Biography, Cultural, Africa

Reviews The Desert and the Sea

  • Ellen
    What a great read! Combine a gripping story and a good writer and you have a winner. A thrilling tale of kidnapping and survival under the harshest of conditions.
  • Calisto
    very well written.... the fears and the frustrations ..come out so very clearly
  • Renée
    Michael Scott Moore's "The Desert and the Sea: 977 Days Captive on the Somali Pirate Coast" is phenomenal. It is an incredible book of memoir and reportage, personal experience and historical context. The writing is thoughtful, insightful, and beautiful. I wish Moore had never had the experience of being taken hostage; nevertheless, since he did, I am grateful for his profound record. (And--enormous thanks to all those who worked to bring him hom...