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In 1991, six-year-old Sulome Anderson met her father, Terry, for the first time. While working as the Middle East bureau chief for the Associated Press covering the long and bloody civil war in Lebanon, Terry Anderson had been kidnapped in Beirut and held by a Shiite Muslim militia associated with the Hezbollah movement. The Hostage’s Daughter: A Story of Family, Madness, and the Middle East (HarperCollins) is a gripping blend of reportage, memoir, and analysis, by journalist Sulome Anderson, who takes an intimate look at her father’s captivity during the Lebanese Hostage Crisis and the ensuing political firestorm on both her family and the United States—as well as the far-reaching implications of those events on Middle Eastern politics today.