Read e-book online I, Who Did Not Die PDF

By Zahed Haftlang

ISBN-10: 1543628869

ISBN-13: 9781543628869

ISBN-10: 1682450112

ISBN-13: 9781682450116

Khorramshahr, Iran, may well 1982—It used to be the bloodiest conflict of 1 of the main brutal wars of the 20th century, and Najah, a twenty-nine-year-old wounded Iraqi conscript, was once nose to nose with a thirteen-year-old Iranian baby soldier who used to be ordered to kill him. as a substitute, the boy dedicated an superb act of mercy. It was once an act that many years later could shop his personal life.

This is a striking tale. it really is gut-wrenching, crucial, and fabulous. It’s a battle tale. A love tale. A page-turner of great ethical dimensions. An eloquent and haunting act of witness to horrors past grimmest fiction, and something of towering good looks. extra importantly, it's a tale that has to be advised, and a richly textured view into an missed clash and misunderstood quarter. this is often the nice untold tale of the kids and younger males whose lives have been sacrificed on the whim of vicious dictators and unnecessary, barbaric wars.

Little has been written of the Iran-Iraq battle, which used to be one of the so much brutal conflicts of the 20th century, one fought with chemical guns, ballistic missiles, and cadres of kid soldiers.

The numbers concerned are staggering:
—All advised, it claimed 700,000 lives—200,000 Iraqis, and 500,000 Iranians.
—Young males of army carrier age—eighteen and above in Iraq, fifteen and above in Iran—died within the maximum numbers.
—80,000 Iranian baby squaddies have been killed, typically among the a while of 16 and seventeen.
—The nations spent a mixed 1.1 trillion funds scuffling with the war.

hardly ever does this type of reportage be successful so energy- totally as literature. extra infrequently nonetheless does such searingly really good literature—fit to face beside Remarque, Hemingway, and O’Brien—emerge from at the back of “enemy” lines.

yet Zahed, a toddler, and Najah, a tender restaurateur, are infrequent men—not simply survivors, yet masterful, wondrously talented storytellers. Written with award-winning journalist Meredith might, this is often literature of a truly excessive order, set down with ardour, urgency, and consummate ability. This tale is an confirmation that, finally, it truly is our humanity that transcends politics and borders and saves us all.

Show description

Read or Download I, Who Did Not Die PDF

Similar history books

The Bomb in the Basement: How Israel Went Nuclear and What by PDF

THE BOMB within the BASEMENT tells the attention-grabbing tale of the way Israel grew to become the center East's in basic terms nuclear strength and -- not like Iraq and Iran -- succeeded in holding its atomic application mystery. Veteran Israeli journalist Michael Karpin explains how Israel, via a long way the smallest of the nuclear powers, succeeded in its formidable attempt.

Read e-book online Rodeo Queens: On The Circuit With America's Cowgirls (Images PDF

Rodeo has continually been thought of a supremely masculine game, a coarse and tumble show of macho energy and talent. yet writer Joan Burbick indicates us the opposite facet of rodeo: the area of rodeo queens--part cowgirl and half competition princess--who wave and smile and maintain the dream of the best Western lady alive.

Download e-book for kindle: A Short History of The World: The Beginnings of Life, The by H. G. Wells

This conscientiously crafted book: "A brief historical past of the realm" is formatted to your eReader with a useful and specific desk of contents. a quick background of the area is a period-piece non-fictional ancient paintings. The publication used to be principally encouraged by means of Wells's past 1919 paintings the description of historical past. The booklet is summarising the clinical wisdom of the time in regards to the background of Earth and lifestyles.

's The Ancient Empires of the East, Herodotos I-III PDF

The traditional Empires of the East, Herodotos I-III via Archibald Henry Sayce. This booklet is a replica of the unique e-book released in 1883 and will have a few imperfections reminiscent of marks or hand-written notes.

Additional resources for I, Who Did Not Die

Sample text

Download PDF sample

I, Who Did Not Die by Zahed Haftlang


by George
4.3

Rated 4.10 of 5 – based on 10 votes