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Escape In Iraq: The Thomas Hamill Story chronicles the extraordinary experience of American civilian, Thomas Hamill, a truck convoy commander delivering fuel to the U.S. armed forces in Iraq. On April 9, 2004 his convoy was attacked near the Baghdad International Airport. Five of Hamill's associates were killed and he was wounded and taken prisoner by masked gunmen who held him hostage in Iraq for 24 days before he made a miraculous escape. His inspirational story is one of danger, courage, faith, and family. Escape in Iraq is a must read for everyone.
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Studio: Stoeger Publishing Company
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.7" Width: 5.9" Height: 1.3" Weight: 1.1 lbs.
Release Date Oct 31, 2004
Publisher Stoeger Publishing Company
ISBN 088317314X ISBN13 9780883173145
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Kidnapped in Iraq - Thomas Hamill Mar 10, 2008
Provides an understanding of how one may survive a kidnap event when kidnapped by an extremist organization and/or common kidnap group or gang.
Escape in Iraq Jul 13, 2007
This is an inspiring survival story. Although I was happy Thomas escaped, I was sorry the adventure was over. Thomas is a civilian truck driver transporting supplies in Iraq when his convoy is attacked and he is captured. The coincidences (if you believe in coincidences) that occur during his captivity are really miracles (if you believe in miracles), and Thomas' interpretation of them helped him survive his ordeal. He portrays his captors as human beings and finds himself respected in return. It's an incredible story by a man of amazing spiritual strengths.
Interesting easy read Sep 6, 2005
This was a fantastic story from a dairy farmer who went to Iraq as a contractor to make things better at home. The story is a heartwarming one--about his family, his wife, his love of God and his faith that carried him through the frightening attack from terrorists on the convoy that he was leading, through his capture and 24-day captivity in the hands of Iraqis. It was simply written so that just about anyone could grasp what he was going through; the visual imagery was just like some of the books I read in childhood; I felt I was there with him. I enjoyed his naming his captors, it made me chuckle--that although he could lose his life at any time, he was quietly taking note of things around him and amusing himself; something his captors could never take from him. They say freedom is an "inside job". Thomas Hamill has that freedom. This is a remarkable story of courage and faith. It also gave me an interesting perspective on the Iraqi people since he didn't stay in one place and met many of them. Some interesting conversations went on about Saddam and Bush and American culture versus Iraqi culture. I thought it was intriguing and well worth the time. As a matter of fact; I couldn't put it down.
An inspiring story of courage and faith in God Jun 19, 2005
This is a good book by a humble man. It is more than a story about a man captured by terrorists in Iraq. It is a story about how Thomas Hamill's unshaking faith in God probably saved his life. Most people in the same situation probably would have lost their composure and showed fear. But Hamill's ability to leave his fate in God's hands allowed him to maintain his presence of mind which enabled him to build a little trust with his captors and in the end, allowed his escape. It is an inspiring story.
Met the man...read his story...want YOU to read it! Mar 21, 2005
(A rewrite of review below due to mistake in stars rating)
I met Tommy & Paul at a book signing in Mississippi. Thomas Hamill is a very humble man. Thanks Paul for writing a book that us "common folk" can enjoy...without having to wade through the "elites" vocabulary overkill. Like almost everyone, I knew the story...even it's ending...yet I didn't want to lay it down. I didn't tire of hearing the detailed accounts of Tommy's day to day (all 24 of them) events while captive because it caused me to feel like I was right there in the rooms and vehicles with him. His almost comical way of naming his captors based on their personalites made each charater involved more vivid. It is an inspiring story of faith in God and how "waiting" on God's "timing" is so vital...something we all need a lesson in. When I've watched other hostages aired on TV, pleading and crying as they begged for someone to rescue them, I felt so sad, because unlike Tommy, they had no peace...only torment and fear. Read how Tommy's faith in God not only carried him from day to day...but from minute to minute through what he referred to as..."the valley of the shadow of death".