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“Genuinely riveting.” (Newsweek)
“A remarkable story.” (Wall Street Journal)
Mohammed Odeh al-Rehaif is a 33-year-old Iraqi attorney who plunged into the middle of the biggest story of the recent war in Iraq: the rescue of Pvt. Jessica Lynch. Granted asylum in the U.S. in April for his extraordinary act of courage, Mohammed is now employed by The Livingston Group, a lobbying firm in Washington, DC. He resides outside the city with his wife, Iman, and their six-year-old daughter, Abir.
So many reviews seem to center around whether the events were true or not or with they agree with Lynch's account. Read morePublished on May 31 2004
This book is destined to be a classic, in several genres. If you start reading it, be sure you can afford the time to read it all the way through -- it's hard to set down. Read morePublished on Nov. 26 2003 by D. Fafarman
Fasciating and beautifully written story about a real hero Mohammed Odeh al-Rehaief, who put his life and the life of his family in tremendous jeopardy to save the life of an... Read morePublished on Nov. 20 2003 by nilda del ciello
Wonderful book and it gives you hope that everyone in the world is not evil. That there are still those who care about others. Read morePublished on Nov. 15 2003
Mohammed's account, of course, is verified by many eyewitnesses. The only part that can't be verified by eyewitnesses is where he said he saw Ms. Lynch slapped. Read morePublished on Nov. 15 2003
If you have seen the recent interview of Jessica Lynch by Diane Sawyer....you will realize that Mohammed is a downright LIAR and has fabricated his story to make himself out to be... Read morePublished on Nov. 13 2003 by Bixbey
I read this book in a couple of sittings because it was surprisingly good. I liked finding out about life in Iraq through this good man's life. Read morePublished on Nov. 12 2003 by Jean Bennett
I bought this book figuring the author did something profoundly decent and it wouldn't kill me to boost his income in way of thanks. It turned out to be a surprisingly good book. Read morePublished on Nov. 12 2003 by B. L. Vakos