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Shadow on the mountain: a Yazidi memoir of terror, resistance, and hope
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New York, NY : Da Capo Press, 2020.
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First edition.
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viii, 308 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm.
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A powerful and inspiring memoir of a young Yazidi who served as a U.S. combat interpreter but was later forced to flee into the mountains of Iraq to avoid the ISIS slaughter of his people Shaker Jeffrey's life has been an odyssey of courage, cunning, and desperation. His journey began as a fatherless Iraqi farm boy. As a child he hung out with American troops and practiced his English. Soon he was helping gather information about terrorists, becoming one of the youngest combat interpreters to work for the United States government, even attracting the notice of General Petraeus. When he was barely sixteen, ISIS overran his Yazidi community and slaughtered most of its people. He narrowly escaped to the mountains with the remnants of his community. But with incredible daring, he became a valuable go-between, informing the U.S. military of the plight of the trapped Yazidis. Time and again he risked his life, going into enemy territory disguised as an ISIS fighter to mount daring rescue operations. Shaker saved over 1,000 civilians from ISIS, including hundreds of girls forced into sex slavery, although he was unable to save his own fiancée from a terrible fate. Shaker's powerful and inspiring narrative offers a human face to the people and places caught in the crosshairs of a borderless conflict that has come to define our age.
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English
ISBN:
9780306922831, 0306922835

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Includes index.
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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.
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APA Citation (style guide)

Jeffrey, S., & Holstein, K. (2020). Shadow on the mountain: a Yazidi memoir of terror, resistance, and hope. First edition. New York, NY: Da Capo Press.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

Jeffrey, Shaker and Katharine, Holstein. 2020. Shadow On the Mountain: A Yazidi Memoir of Terror, Resistance, and Hope. New York, NY: Da Capo Press.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities Citation (style guide)

Jeffrey, Shaker and Katharine, Holstein, Shadow On the Mountain: A Yazidi Memoir of Terror, Resistance, and Hope. New York, NY: Da Capo Press, 2020.

MLA Citation (style guide)

Jeffrey, Shaker,, and Katharine Holstein. Shadow On the Mountain: A Yazidi Memoir of Terror, Resistance, and Hope. First edition. New York, NY: Da Capo Press, 2020. Print.

Note! Citation formats are based on standards as of July 2010. Citations contain only title, author, edition, publisher, and year published. Citations should be used as a guideline and should be double checked for accuracy.
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