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By Tom Hargrove

Running past due for paintings one morning in September 1994, Tom Hargrove, communications director for a world agricultural relief association in Cali, Colombia, was once mildly pissed off while he noticed a roadblock, or retén, manned via squaddies in fatigues. He chafed on the hold up, yet instructed himself that guerrillas and kidnappers didn’t function on a major street in huge daylight.

yet Hargrove have been dreadfully wrong. regardless of his assertions that he labored for a non-profit agricultural employer, he used to be compelled at gunpoint right into a car and pushed into the mountains through communist narco-terrorists who believed he was once a helpful hostage.

for nearly a yr, Hargrove was once held by means of the guerillas and moved from one distant position to a different. to keep up his grip on sanity, he recorded his day-by-day reports in makeshift journals: in a checkbook; on children’s notebooks; and on scraps of paper scrounged in the course of his ordeal.

Hargrove’s tale, initially released in 1995, used to be the root for the main movie facts of existence, starring Russell Crowe and Meg Ryan. Now on hand back in paperback, lengthy March to Freedom chronicles one man’s lively selection to hold onto existence and religion amid approximately most unlikely circumstances.

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