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Lynch says army overdramatized her rescue

HER SIDE The private first class, whose biography is just out, said she was `disturbed' by the US Army's version of her escape, but was thankful that her rescuers got her out


Lynch and Bragg are splitting a US$1 million advance from publisher Alfred A. Knopf, which ordered a first run of 500,000 copies. Publicity surrounding the book release has included a television movie and a prime-time TV interview.

Bragg said he sometimes felt guilty during long interviews with Lynch at her home in Palestine, West Virginia, and by telephone.

"Sometimes, I'd stop asking questions because it was painful to hear," he said. "There are parts of the book that I won't read again because I look at the chapter and I think about Jessi having to talk about it, and it's very hard."

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