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Posted April 30, 2012
Reviewed by Jean Brickell for Readers Favorite
"Miracle in the Mountains" is a book that tells the story of a group of people that we have heard of but I for one knew very little about, The Kurds. The author, J.C. Rasoul, lived this story, the story of the Kurds that had fled Iraq for Iran, returned to Iraq and then had to flee again. These people suffered much hardship in their trips across the mountains, and they were cold, hungry, sleep deprived and in danger of being shot by AK47 rifles or large shells. Many did not survive. In all the time our author spent in the mountains that kept him and his companions alive, the mountains was the only place that offered any hope of safety. He had one dream, to go to America.
A gripping story of a people in flight for their lives, the mountains draw them to a form of safety. But even in the mountains, safety is not assured. The Kurds have known hardship for many, many years and now with a war between Iraq and Iran, the Kurds flee from country to country to seek some kind of peace where they can live without the terror of the threat of death, for themselves and their loved ones. Life is hard in the mountains. They suffer from the cold, from lack of food, and of the enemy finding them. They must help each other and cling together to try to survive and try to keep hope alive and and hold off despair.
Posted April 5, 2012
This incredible true story will take you deep into a world that most of us only briefly heard about over the evening news. This book tackles every aspect of life in that culture. You will read about the food, the traditions, the weather, the topography, politics, religion, the pretty little details of life, and social restrictions that are extremely imposing and foreign to an American reader in general. Besides, you will read about unexplained ways this man survived all kinds of threats and how he reached the US. Amazing. I highly recommend this book. great read.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.