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Selwa RooseveltNo book could be more timely. The centuries-long struggle of the Kurds to be masters of their own land -- summed up in a line from an old Kurdish poem, "A thousand sighs, a thousand tears, a thousand revolts, a thousand hopes" -- is a critical factor today in the establishment of a new Iraqi state. Bird has brought keen observation, great personal courage, and an obviously empathetic personality to the story of her adventures among the Kurds of Iraq, Iran, Turkey and Syria.
— The Washington Post