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

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Walker, Jul 7, 2009 - History - 400 pages
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The dramatic story of the Kurds and their quest to create a nation—essential 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 statehood—and 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.

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

User Review  - my name is corey irl - Goodreads

found this kurdbook in a palestinian apartment building. its a real bad photocopy an so i guess jalal talabani prolly doesnt look sudanese irl (or maybe in the post-ba'athist melting pot that is ... Read full review

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

User Review  - Matt - Goodreads

I read this book while deployed to the Kurdish region of Iraq and this book was not only invaluable in my dealing with and understanding of these complex and wonderful people, but the book ended up ... Read full review

About the author (2009)

Quil Lawrence is the Middle East correspondent for BBC/ PRI's The World, and has spent much of the last seven years in Iraq and Kurdistan. He has reported for National Public Radio, the Los Angeles Times, and the Christian Science Monitor, and has won awards for his reporting from Colombia, Sudan, and Iraq. This is his first book.

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