Brian Keenan

Brian Keenan is an Irish writer known for his memoir 'An Evil Cradling,' which recounts his experience of being held hostage in Beirut, Lebanon, for four and a half years.


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  1. 1. An Evil Cradling

    "An Evil Cradling" is a harrowing memoir of a man's four-year captivity in Beirut, Lebanon. Captured by fundamentalist Shi'ite militiamen in 1986, the author, an Irish citizen, endures solitary confinement, starvation, and brutal physical abuse. Despite his grim situation, he manages to find humanity in the most unlikely of places and individuals, including one of his captors. His eventual release is a poignant moment of triumph against the backdrop of his traumatic ordeal.

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