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Road through Kurdistan: The Narrative of an Engineer in Iraq

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In 1928, Archibald Hamilton traveled to Iraqi Kurdistan, having been commissioned to build a road that would stretch from Northern Iraq, through the mountains and gorges of Kurdistan and on to the Iranian border. Now called the Hamilton Road, this was, even by today's standards, a considerable feat of engineering and remains one of the most strategically important roads in ...more
Paperback, 360 pages
Published February 5th 2005 by Tauris Parke Paperbacks
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Billy
I really loved this book. Written in the 1930s, this book gives insight into one of the great engineering feats accomplished in Northern Iraq opening the door of Kurdistan to the world.

Having lived in the Diana river valley for two years, everything that Hamilton writes stands out for me in sharp relief as I use "his" road nearly every day.

You will be pleased to learn that the language of the engineer of the 1930s puts to shame the poet of our age as Hamilton draws word pictures for the reader t
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Ferwerdin Barzanji
It's one of the Must read books specially for those want to know about us, Kurds
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