A Mighty Heart

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A Mighty Heart: The Brave Life and Death of My Husband Daniel Pearl (also subtitled A Mighty Heart: The Inside Story of the Al Qaeda Kidnapping of Danny Pearl) (2003) is a memoir by Mariane Pearl, a freelance French journalist. She covers the 2002 kidnapping and murder by terrorists in Pakistan of her late husband Daniel Pearl, an American journalist with The Wall Street Journal. [1]


The book was reviewed by, among others, The Christian Science Monitor, the Chicago Sun-Times, The Spectator and The New York Review of Books.[2][3][4][5]


A Mighty Heart was adapted as a dramatic 2007 film of the same name, starring Angelina Jolie as Mariane Pearl, Dan Futterman as Daniel Pearl and Archie Panjabi as their friend and colleague Asra Nomani.[6] The movie also covers efforts by the US Department of Justice, the U.S. Department of State's Diplomatic Security Service (DSS) and Pakistan's Inter-Services Intelligence to track the kidnappers and bring them to justice.


  1. ^ Pearl, Mariane (2003). A Mighty Heart. with Sarah Crichton. New York City: Charles Scribner's Sons. ISBN 978-0-7432-4442-8.
  2. ^ Heller McAlpin (2 October 2003). "Collateral Damage". The Christian Science Monitor.
  3. ^ Jonathan Curiel (2 November 2003). "The quiet courage of Daniel Pearl". Chicago Sun-Times.
  4. ^ Caroline Moorehead (29 November 2003). "A Mighty Heart: The Brave Life and Death of My Husband Daniel Pearl". The Spectator.
  5. ^ William Dalrymple (4 December 2003). "Murder in Karachi (abstract)". The New York Review of Books.
  6. ^ Asra Nomani (24 June 2007). "A Mighty Shame". The Washington Post.

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