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

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This book was informative, but it wasn't really what I had been looking for. Largely, it is an account of the Kurds as they relate to US foreign policy and the invasion and occupation of Iraq. I'd ... Read full review

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

User Review  - Goodreads

This book was informative, but it wasn't really what I had been looking for. Largely, it is an account of the Kurds as they relate to US foreign policy and the invasion and occupation of Iraq. I'd ... 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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