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 the Central Intelligence of Pakistan 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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