I recently finished the book, Invisible Nation: How the Kurds’ Quest for Statehood Is Shaping Iraq and the Middle East. I love books about the Middle East, call me a nerd if you like. Who doesn’t like real life stories of double crossing, espionage, Washington wheeling and dealing, shaky alliances, and betrayals. It’s all there and it all really happened.
The author admits that he’s sympathetic toward the Kurds, but he doesn’t hold back when speaking of their corruption and general lawlessness. This book was recommended by a friend who was working in the region at that time, and even though it took me a while to finally get through it, I’m glad I did.
I highly recommend this book to anyone that is interested in Mid East affairs, specifically those interested in Iraqi and Kurdish affairs.