Road Through Kurdistan

Road Through Kurdistan

Travels in Northern Iraq

Book - 2004
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In 1928, Archibald Hamilton traveled to Iraqi Kurdistan, having been commissioned to build a road that would stretch from Northern Iraq, through the mountains and gorges of Kurdistan and on to the Iranian border. Now called the Hamilton Road, this was, even by today's standards, a considerable feat of engineering and remains one of the most strategically important roads in the region. In this colorful and engaging account, Hamilton describes the four years he spent overcoming immense obstacles--disease, ferocious brigands, warring tribes and bureaucratic officials--to carve a path through some of the most beautiful but inhospitable landscape in the world. Road Through Kurdistan is a classic of travel writing and an invaluable portrayal of the Iraqi Kurds themselves, and of the Kurdish regions of Northern Iraq.
Publisher: London ; New York : Tauris Parke Paperbacks ; New York : Distributed in the United States by Palgrave Macmillan, c2004
ISBN: 9781850436379
1850436371
Characteristics: 229 p. : ill., maps ; 20 cm

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