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Invisible Nation How the Kurds' Quest for Statehood Is Shaping Iraq and the Middle East

ISBN-10: 0802717438
ISBN-13: 9780802717436
Edition: N/A
Authors: Quil Lawrence
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Description: The dramatic story of the Kurds and their quest to create a nationessential reading for anyone who wants to understand how the turmoil in Iraq will play out. The American invasion of Iraq has been a success for one group: the Kurds. For centuries  More...

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Book details

List price: $17.00
Publisher: Walker & Company
Publication date: 7/7/2009
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 384
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.078
Language: English

The dramatic story of the Kurds and their quest to create a nationessential reading for anyone who wants to understand how the turmoil in Iraq will play out. The American invasion of Iraq has been a success for one group: the Kurds. For centuries they have yearned for official statehoodand now, as one of the accidental outcomes of the invasion, the United States may have helped them take a big step toward that goal. Informed by his deep knowledge of the people and region, Quil Lawrence's intimate and unflinching portrait of the Kurds and their heretofore quixotic quest offers a vital and original lens through which to contemplate the future of Iraq and the surrounding Middle East.

Maps
Acronyms
Cast of Characters
Prologue: The Prodigal Republic (Mr. Talabani Goes to Washington)
The Stolen Sheath
Betrayal and Holocaust
Shame and Comfort
Burning Down the House
Carnival in Limbo
A Most Convenient Foe
The Northern Front
No Friends but the Kurds
Deeds to the Promised Land
The Believers
The Feast of the Sacrifice
Securing the Realm
Something That Does Not Love a Wall
Conclusion: Visible Nation
Afterword: The Return of the Kurdish Question
Key Events in Iraqi Kurdish History
Notes
Selected Bibliography
Acknowledgments
Index

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