Hundreds of thousands of Kurds were murdered under the tyrannical regime of Saddam Hussein. Some four thousand Kurdish villages were destroyed. Betrayed again and again by the nations of the world, the Kurds were as decimated as any people in history.Then came the Kurdish Miracle, that combination of ancient wisdom and modern economic genius that is now making the Kurdish homeland one of the most prosperous places on earth. Many experts predict that this homeland will soon be the world's newest nation.Stephen Mansfield witnessed much of this history. In this book he has captured the agony and determination, the horror and the genius of one of the most remarkable stories of our time.
The story of one Americans Quixote-like vision for Kurdistan following Saddams barbarous attacks of the early 1990s encouraging the Kurds to build one of the most remarkable, hopeful, and prosperous cultures in not just the Middle East but the world.
Stephen Mansfield is the New York Times best-selling author of numerous popular books about the interplay of religion and culture. He is a featured blogger at HuffingtonPost.com. He divides his time between Washington, D.C. and Nashville, Tennessee.