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by Mike Tucker

Author: Mike Tucker
Subcategory: Middle East
Language: English
Publisher: Lyons Press; First Edition edition (April 1, 2006)
Pages: 208 pages
Category: History
Rating: 4.1
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Tucker concludes Hell is Over with a plea for . policymakers to listen to the Kurds more closely. Tucker, a war correspondent and former . marine, traveled throughout Iraqi Kurdistan in July 2003, and Hell is Over is a collection of his interviews.

Tucker concludes Hell is Over with a plea for . Unfortunately, his collection is more a testament to the skewed narrative that can result from listening without a critical ear to Kurdish officials  . The collection divides into three parts.

Saddam Hussein and his Ba'athist party have brutally oppressed the Kurds of northern Iraq; his systematic attempts to annihilate them included the gassing of entire Kurdish villages, torture, imprisonment, rape, and bombings. Justification for the 2003 invasion of Iraq will likely be subject to worldwide debate for years, but one fact remains clear: The war had a moral component-to liberate millions from Saddam's totalitarian rule. For the Kurds, there is no ambivalence: The war brought them one step closer to freedom.

The voices of the Kurds in Mike Tucker's book could be our voices or the voices of our neighbors. HELL IS OVER is truly epic and historic work. From a brother Marine infantry veteran, Semper Fi.

Tucker talked about his book Hell Is Over: Voices of the Kurds After Saddam, An Oral History, published by Lyons Press. He said that in the midst of criticism over the war in Iraq, it is important to remember that the war liberated millions of Kurds. For his book, the author spoke with numerous Kurds who told him about pivotal events in their lives from the Revolution of 1961 to the role the Kurds played in the latest war in Iraq.

voices of the Kurds after Saddam. by Tucker, Mike correspondent. Published 2004 by Lyons Press in Guilford, Conn. In library, Civil rights, Crimes against, Protected DAISY, Kurds, Interviews. Includes bibliographical references (p. 167) and index. Voices of the Kurds after Saddam.

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Hell Is Over: Voices of the Kurds after Saddam, Lyons Press (Guilford, CT) . The result of this journey is his book Hell Is Over: Voices of the Kurds.

Hell Is Over: Voices of the Kurds after Saddam, Lyons Press (Guilford, CT), 2004. Among Warriors in Iraq: True Grit, Special Ops, and Raiding in Mosul and Fallujah, Lyons Press (Guilford, CT), 2005. In 2003, Tucker traveled in Iraqi Kurdistan, interviewing many Kurds in a variety of settings. The result of this journey is his book Hell Is Over: Voices of the Kurds after Saddam. Among the people he interviewed were peshmerga fighters-the armed Kurdish militia-, Kurdish politicians, and Kurdish nationals who were political prisoners during Saddam Hussein's rule over Kurdish Iraq, when the treatment of the Kurds was especially harsh.

As counterfactual as it may seem to claim that "hell is over" anywhere in Iraq, Tucker makes the case for the Kurds. Drawing on interviews with peshmergafighters, Saddam-era political prisoners and survivors, Kurdish politicians and others who celebrate the overthrow of a Ba'athist regime that was particularly murderous toward Iraqi Kurds, Tucker gives his subjects space to tell of massacres at places like Hatra and of armed resistance to-and daily hardship under-Ba'athist repression.

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Finalist for the 2005 Ben Franklin Awards"Writers who go to war to get firsthand accounts are special human beings who give us a glimpse into the horror and bravery of armed conflict. Mike Tucker has written a book that tells a story we should know, but would not except for his bravery."--Bob Kerrey, member, 9/11 Commission"In presenting these interviews in their entirety, Tucker has gotten out of the way of the victims and produced one of the most moving accounts about the terrors of pre-war Iraq. If the daily news out of Iraq has numbed you to the struggle, pick up a copy of Hell is Over for a dose of moral clarity and an unflinching look at the monstrous enemy we face in this clash of civilizations."--www.frontpagemag.com Long oppressed and cruelly treated, the Kurds are the world's largest ethnic group without its own nation. Kurds, who today live in a mountainous area that extends over Iran, Iraq, Turkey, and Syria, are a fiercely proud and culturally rich people whose history is indelibly marred by political machinations and betrayal.Saddam Hussein and his Ba'athist party have brutally oppressed the Kurds of northern Iraq; his systematic attempts to annihilate them included the gassing of entire Kurdish villages, torture, imprisonment, rape, and bombings.Justification for the 2003 invasion of Iraq will likely be subject to worldwide debate for years, but one fact remains clear: The war had a moral component--to liberate millions from Saddam's totalitarian rule. For the Kurds, there is no ambivalence: The war brought them one step closer to freedom.Hell Is Over offers frank and evocative accounts of the Kurdish people, from veterans of the Kurdish uprising, the revolution of 1961, to members of the peshmerga who helped U.S. forces quickly take key northern cities in 2003. Hell Is Over is a testimony to the anguish of political prisoners, survivors of chemical attacks, and victims of torture. Mike Tucker also offers readers the unbridled joy and optimism of Kurdish artists, poets, and old warriors.Hell Is Over is the moving narrative of a long-suffering nation, chillingly told one precious individual at a time.