Miracles In The Mountains:A perilous path to freedom out of war torn Iraq [NOOK Book]

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In March 1991, the US troops halted their advance 70 miles south of Baghdad and signed a non-aggression treaty with the defeated Iraqi Army. Saddam Hussein seized this opportunity and unleashed his deadliest weapon—The Republican Army—on the Kurds, who had successfully led a popular uprising only weeks earlier.
“Miracles in the Mountains” is a remarkable first-hand account of a young Kurd, who, as the outcome of the Gulf War grows more complicated, finds himself surrounded by ...
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Miracles In The Mountains:A perilous path to freedom out of war torn Iraq

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Overview

In March 1991, the US troops halted their advance 70 miles south of Baghdad and signed a non-aggression treaty with the defeated Iraqi Army. Saddam Hussein seized this opportunity and unleashed his deadliest weapon—The Republican Army—on the Kurds, who had successfully led a popular uprising only weeks earlier.
“Miracles in the Mountains” is a remarkable first-hand account of a young Kurd, who, as the outcome of the Gulf War grows more complicated, finds himself surrounded by political chaos from 1991-1996,forcing him and thousands of fellow Kurds to flee into the mountains. There he stares at the face of death—not once, but twice.
The story of his two amazing escapes from Saddam’s Iraq and his attempts to reach the U.S. is filled with supernatural intervention, tragedy, hardship, coercion, suffering, compassion, endurance, forbidden romance in a restrictive religious culture, and—ultimately—is the beginning of his search for the meaning of the truth.
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940014144193
  • Publisher: J.C Rasoul
  • Publication date: 3/27/2012
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 227
  • File size: 736 KB

Meet the Author

Author and speaker J. C Rasoul is an American Kurd who was born in Kurdistan, in northern Iraq. As a child, he witnessed the violence of the government of Baghdad practiced against his people when his elder brother’s lifeless body was brought back to his parents. His experience with socialist dictatorship formed his political conscience. During the Gulf War, J.C. was forced to flee Iraq not once, but twice and eventually came to America as a political asylee.
He began searching for an answer to the eternal questions of life as a teenager. J. C. lost his faith in religion and metaphysical answers after reading the “Theory of Evolution,” by Charles Darwin.
In the late 90's, through Operation Safe Haven on the part of the US government ,
J. C, was among a group of 4,000 Kurds who were airlifted to Guam and then to the
U.S.A. Here he was exposed to the teachings of Christianity, and his life was radically changed. Now, he speaks and writes about his life changing experience coming out of the Middle East and reaching America.
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  • Posted April 30, 2012

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    Reviewed by Jean Brickell for Readers Favorite "Miracle in

    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.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 5, 2012

    Why isn't this a best seller yet

    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.

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