Americans Kidnapped Abroad: The Forgotten Hostage Crisis
Kidnapping journalists and aid workers has become a lucrative business for militant groups in conflict-torn countries.
In his new book, 'Deep', James Nestor delves into the wild world of freediving, where swimmers plunge up to -700 feet on one breath. In this excerpt from the book, Nestor documents his first freediving lesson with instructor Eric Pinon, where he learns to hold his breath in water for over four minutes – and then attempts to take the deep plunge.
For two weeks, the 55-year-old British writer Geoff Dyer lived aboard the USS George H. W. Bush as it patrolled the Persian Gulf. Dyer, a somewhat gangly, weak-stomached slacker type, makes his way through the ship with the help of a cast of steely-eyed pilots, chefs, and fitness instructors – offering sophomoric asides and potluck insight into the humanity inside this floating war machine. Here, from the resulting book, Another Great Day at Sea, are snapshots of Dyer's time at sea.
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