The Book About Matthew VanDyke's Experiences As A Freedom Fighter and Prisoner of War in Libya
Matthew VanDyke is currently writing a book about his experiences as a freedom fighter in Libya, his capture and imprisonment by the Gaddafi regime, his escape from prison, and his return to the front lines as a rebel soldier of the Ali Hassan al-Jaber Brigade of the National Liberation Army of Libya.
The book will also include some of his motorcycle adventures in North Africa, the Middle East, and Central Asia in the years before the Libya Civil War, a time in his life that formed the friendships and ideology that led to his participation in the Libyan War.
There are many aspects of VanDyke's story that were reported incorrectly by the press. There are also shocking revelations of things that happened during his time in Libya that VanDyke has not shared with the public, but will be revealed for the first time in the book.
Matthew VanDyke's book will be released in 2014.
= = = = = Until then, here are four fascinating books written by friends of Matthew VanDyke = = = = =
Benghazi: The Definitive Report: A New York Times Bestseller written by former Navy SEAL Brandon Webb and former Green Beret Jack Murphy. Matthew VanDyke is quoted numerous times in this book and some of his experiences fighting in the Libyan revolution are described.
Rien Impossible En Mauritanie: Written by Matthew VanDyke's good friend Mohamed Haidara. Even though the title of the book is French, the book is written in English. Matthew VanDyke appears in this book on pages 206-207.
The World's Most Dangerous Places: A brilliant, informative, and hilarious guide to the most dangerous places in the world, written by professional adventurer Robert Young Pelton. Matthew VanDyke read an early edition of this book as a teenager. Pelton has been kind enough to give VanDyke great career advice over the past couple of years, and featured his story in an issue of Pelton's Dangerous Magazine.
Soldier for a Summer: Irish-Libyan Sam Najjair's autobiography about his experiences fighting in the Libyan revolution. Due to be released in September, 2013.
Voices 4 Libya: Written by Libyans and their supporters around the world. Stories from the Libyan Revolution of 2011 and how it affected their lives.
Please purchase the book Rien Impossible En Mauritanie (English language, paperback and e-book - only $3 for e-book), written by Matthew VanDyke's good friend Mohamed Haidara. VanDyke appears in this book on pages 206-207.
Update 7/12/12: You can now follow Mohamed Haidara on Twitter @toubabberger!
Mohamed Haidara is a very unusual man - a Scot from Glasgow, Scotland who became a camel shepherd in the Sahara Desert of Mauritania. VanDyke met Mohamed Haidara in Nouakchott, Mauritania in July, 2007. In November and December 2007 VanDyke lived with Haidara for a few weeks in Nouakchott after VanDyke's failed car smuggling operation, which left VanDyke broke. Haidara allowed VanDyke to stay with him at a house he was renting and the two became good friends.
It was through Mohamed Haidara that Matthew VanDyke met Nouri Fonas in 2007, the Libyan friend whom VanDyke fought alongside in the Libyan Civil War in 2011 and who appears in many photographs with VanDyke taken during the war.
Matthew VanDyke, Nouri Fonas, Nouri's cousin Salah, and Mohamed Haidara at the Auberge Sahara in Nouakchott, Mauritania (2007)
Rien Impossible En Mauritanie is a one-of-a-kind, highly entertaining, exciting account by one of the most adventurous, strangest, and greatest men VanDyke ever met during his years in North Africa and the Middle East.
There is no other book like this. Please support Mohamed Haidara by purchasing it today.
Rien Impossible En Mauritanie is available from the following bookstores in print and e-book (Kindle, Ipad, etc.):
Amazon.com- paperback and Kindle (Kindle is only $3.99)
Amazon.co.uk - paperback and Kindle (Kindle is only £2.63
Google E-Books (E-book is only $3.03)
Barnes and Noble - paperback and Nook E-book (E-book is only $3.51)
AuthorHouse (USA) - paperback and E-book (E-book is only $3.99)
AuthorHouse (UK) - paperback
Books A Million - paperback
Indie Bound - paperback and E-book
Rien Impossible En Mauritanie is also available from Amazon's various country websites for purchase anywhere in the world.
From the back cover of Rien Impossible En Mauritanie:
"If you are thinking of taking off into the Sahara for a trip, then you must read this book and prepare yourself for one of the world's most inhospitable envioronments. Even if you're not, this is a must-read to alleviate the stresses of your life by watching someone else's going down the pan. You'll be shocked, amused, and downright angry at what follows. You only have to put the book down to escape—, what do you do when you're really in it up to your neck?"
"The author was born and raised in Glasgow. From the age of eight, he has had a fascination for the Sahara Desert, never ever thinking that he'd ever set foot on it. In the first kilometre; of 50 000 kilometres later travelled mostly alone on foot and camel, he was hooked for life. Now living in Mali with his Songhay wife Mariem, family connections keep him in touch with a very powerful, dangerous, unforgiving and fascinating environment and its peoples."