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Shadow on the mountain : a Yazidi memoir of terror, resistance, and hope / Shaker Jeffrey and Katharine Holstein.

Jeffrey, Shaker, (author.). Holstein, Katharine, (author.).

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Record details

  • ISBN: 9780306922831
  • ISBN: 0306922835
  • Physical Description: viii, 308 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York, NY : Da Capo Press, 2020.

Content descriptions

General Note:
Includes index.
Formatted Contents Note:
Prologue: The invasion -- The spring Baghdad fell -- After the torchlight -- The cruelest month -- Sergeant White -- Mosul -- A farewell to angels -- Riding the surge -- The fortress -- General Petraeus -- Left behind -- Dil-Mir -- The Islamic state comes home -- Blind mice -- The invasion -- Shadow on the mountain - Taken -- The situation rock -- Exodus -- The smuggler's route -- Nadia and the warehouse of souls -- Infiltrating ISIS -- The slave market -- Saved by mosquitos -- Hunted -- Through the perilous fight -- All the faithful -- Epilogue: Ɯberleben.
Summary, etc.:
Recounts the story of Shaker Jeffrey, a young Yazidi interpreter for the US military in Iraq, and what happened after ISIS sentenced the Yazidi people to extermination. The Yazidis fled to Mount Shingal, where they had no food and no water. Shaker went behind enemy lines, relaying their precise locations to CENTCOM in Washington and even infiltrating their ranks to rescue the taken; but he would come to risk everything in the search for his beloved. Soon, he established a cross-border, underground rescue network that would save the lives of thousands of civilians, all while feeding intelligence to the US military--and landing him at the top of ISIS's execution list.
Subject: Jeffrey, Shaker.
Yezidis > Biography.
Yezidis > Crimes against > Iraq.
IS (Organization)
IS (Organization)
Genre: Autobiographies.