Come down to Books on Beechwood on the evening of Friday, November 18 to meet author Robert Fowler. He will be here from 5:00pm to 7:00pm signing his new book “A Season in Hell: My 130 Days in the Sahara with Al Qaeda.”
From the jacket:
“Robert Fowler was a dominant force in Canadian foreign affairs, as a policy advisor to three prime ministers, as a deputy minister of National Defence, and as Canada’s longest-serving ambassador to the United Nations. A skilled diplomat and an influential player on the world stage, Fowler has been involved in most of the important discussions about Canadian diplomacy and security policy over the past thirty years.”
“On December 14, 2008, Fowler, acting as the UN Secretary-General’s Special Envoy for Niger, was kidnapped by Al Qaeda. Along with his colleague Louis Guay, Fowler lived, slept, and ate with his captors for over four months, gaining rare first-hand insight into the world’s most feared terrorist group. For those 130 punishing days, Fowler survived in extreme desert conditions at the whims of his volatile kidnappers, fearing every moment could be his last. Fowler’s capture, release, and subsequent media appearances have shed new light on the confrontation between Western values and violent Islamic fundamentalism.”
We look forward to seeing you all on Friday evening! Come down, meet the author, buy a book, and get it signed!!!