Invisible Nation

  • by Quil Lawrence
  • Narrated by Mark Moseley
  • 13 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

The American invasion of Iraq has been a success - for the Kurds. Kurdistan is an invisible nation, and the Kurds the largest ethnic group on Earth without a homeland, comprising some 25 million moderate Sunni Muslims living in the area around the borders of Turkey, Iran, Iraq, and Syria. Through a history dating back to biblical times, they have endured persecution and betrayal, surviving only through stubborn compromise with greater powers. They have always desired their own state, and now, accidentally, the United States may have helped them take a huge step toward that goal.
As Quil Lawrence relates in his fascinating and timely study of the Iraqi Kurds, while their ambition and determination grow apace, their future will be largely dependent on whether America values a budding democracy in the region, or decides to yet again sacrifice the Kurds in the name of political expediency. Either way, the Kurdish north may well prove to be the defining battleground in Iraq, as the country struggles to hold itself together. At this extraordinary moment in the saga of Kurdistan, informed by his deep knowledge of the people and region, 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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Customer Reviews

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Very informative

This was all very fascinating and illuminating. It was a lot of stuff that I felt like I should already know but didn't. It sheds a lot of light on current events in the region, particularly in Iraq, of course, but also Turkey.
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- Raymond Fallon

The Current Situation in Kurdish Iraq

Where does Invisible Nation rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

Mainly in the middle

What did you like best about this story?

A very complete narrative of the Kurdish struggle since the 1990s in Iraq

What does Mark Moseley bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

Factual, precise, tells it as a well written documentary

Any additional comments?

I had hoped it would go into some of the history of the Kurdish people; instead it focused upon the time of Saddam to the present, very well explaining the errors, interplays, power plays that have given us the Iraqi North today

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- Jerry Garrison

Book Details

  • Release Date: 04-03-2013
  • Publisher: Audible Studios for Bloomsbury