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Journey Among Brave Men

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Éditeur : Little, Brown & Company Date & Lieu : 1964, Toronto
Préface : Pages : 298
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Langue : AnglaisFormat : 145x215 mm
Code FIKP : Liv. Ang. 4325Thème : Mémoire

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Journey Among Brave Men


Journey among brave men

I want to express my special gratitude for the help I received in writing this book:

To Ahmed Tofiq, who was at the beginning of it, who organized my expedition to Kurdistan, and was my guide as far as Mullah Mustafa Barzani's headquarters;

To Apo Jomart, who was my interpreter and companion, and gave me my first insight into Kurdish history;

To Father Thomas Bois, the remarkable Dominican Father who has devoted a lifetime to the study of Kurds, and who supplied me with a wealth of materials on the history of the Kurds and their folklore, and who read large parts of the manuscript. I have made extensive use of his works, including Les Kurdes, Histoire, Sociologie, Littérature, Folklore;

To Shawkat Akrawi, one of Mullah Mustafa's representatives in the negotiations with the Iraqi government in Baghdad, who later became one of his representatives abroad, and who provided valuable assistance in compiling the political parts of the book; and

To Jelal Talabani, who combines the qualities of fighting leader and diplomatic representative of the Kurdish cause, and who gave me valuable guidance.

Particular valuable reference works have been, on the ancient history of the Kurds, Kurds and Kurdistan, by Arshak Safrastian, London, The Harvill Press, Ltd., 1948; and the classic work of C. J. Edmonds, Kurds, Turks and Arabs, London, Oxford University Press, 1957; and William Eagle-ton, Jr.'s The Kurdish Republic of 1946, London, Oxford University Press, 1963, which lighted up a little known episode in the history of the Kurds.


Dana Adams Schmidt
Journey among brave men

Little, Brown & Company

With map and photographs

An Atlantic Monthly Press Book
Little, Brown and Company - Boston - Toronto

Copyright © 1964 by Dana Adams Schmidt
Foreword Copyright © 1964 by William O. Douglas

All rights reserved. No part of this book may be reproduced in any form without permission in writing from the publisher, except by a reviewer who may quote brief pas' sages in a review to be printed in a magazine or newspaper.

Library of congress catalog card no. 64-15051

First edition

All photographs, taken while Dana Adams Schmidt was in Iraq, reprinted by courtesy of the New York Times.
The author wishes to thank the New York Times for permission to reprint here in greatly expanded form an account which was originally introduced in its pages.

Atlantic-Little, Brown Books
Are published by Little, Brown And Company in Association with the Atlantic Monthly Press

Published simultaneously in Canada by Little, Brown & Company (Canada) Limited

Printed in the United States of America

With a foreword by Justice William O. Douglas

Anatomy of a satellite
Journey among brave men

Dana Adams Schmidt has been a newspaperman for more than twenty-five years - most of that time for the New York Times and most of it as a foreign correspondent. A graduate of Pomona College and the Columbia School of Journalism, he won a Pulitzer traveling scholarship from Columbia in 1937. From that time onward Mr. Schmidt's "beat" has been nearly all the major countries in the world. Since 1961 he has been the Middle Eastern correspondent for the Times and thus is particularly qualified to write about the Kurds, whom he calls "the fightingest people in the Middle East."

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