Saved: A War Reporter’s Mission to Make It Home
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Dispatches from the Edge meets In an Instant in this dramatic memoir of
war, family, resilience, and recovery from Benjamin Hall, the Fox News
journalist who was gravely injured by a Russian attack in the early days of
the invasion of Ukraine.When veteran war reporter Benjamin Hall woke up in
Kyiv on the morning of March 14, 2022, he had no idea that, within hours,
Russian bombs would nearly end his life. As a journalist for Fox News, Hall
had worked in dangerous war zones like Syria and Afghanistan, but with
three young daughters at home, life on the edge was supposed to be a thing
of the past. Yet when Russia viciously attacked Ukraine in February 2022,
Hall quickly volunteered to go; despite the risks, he knew that Americans
needed to understand this world-altering conflict. A few weeks later, while
on assignment, Hall and his crew were blown up in a Russian strike. With
Hall himself gravely injured and stuck in Kyiv, it was unclear if he would
make it out alive.This is the story of how he survived—a story that
continues to this day. For the first time, Hall shares his experience in
full—from his ground-level view of the war to his dramatic rescue to his
arduous, and ongoing, recovery. Going inside the events that have
permanently transformed him, Hall recalls his time at the front lines of
our world’s conflicts, exploring how his struggle to step away from war
reporting led him back one perilous last time, and explaining how his years
of experience kept him safe, right up until they failed him. Featuring
nail-biting accounts from the many people across multiple countries who
banded together to get him to safety, Hall offers a stunning look at
complex teamwork and heartfelt perseverance that turned his life into a
mission. He’d been telling war stories for years, and now, suddenly, he was
one.Through it all, Hall’s spirit has remained undaunted, buoyed by that
remarkable corps of people from around the world whose collective
determination ensured his survival—the former and current military
personnel who rescued him, the medical staff who saved him, his coworkers
who fought for his safe return, and his family who supported him at every
turn. Ultimately, this trauma, the greatest of his life, serves as a
pivotal reminder to us all of the fundamental goodness in the world,
illuminating how the horrors of war can bring about the best in humanity.
Evocative, harrowing, and deeply moving, Saved is a powerful memoir of
family and friends, of life and healing, and of how to respond when you are
tested in ways you never thought possible.Benjamin Hall’s memoir includes a
16-page color photo insert. Read more


Genre Non-Fiction

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