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The Resource The daughters of Kobani : the women who took on the Islamic State, Gayle Tzemach Lemmon

The daughters of Kobani : the women who took on the Islamic State, Gayle Tzemach Lemmon

Label
The daughters of Kobani : the women who took on the Islamic State
Title
The daughters of Kobani
Title remainder
the women who took on the Islamic State
Statement of responsibility
Gayle Tzemach Lemmon
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"The extraordinary story of the women who took on the Islamic State and won. In 2014, northeastern Syria might have been the last place you would expect to find a revolution centred on women's rights. And yet that year, an all-female militia faced off against ISIS in a little town few had ever heard of. The Islamic State by then had swept across vast swaths of the country, taking town after town and spreading terror as the civil war burned all around it. From that unlikely showdown in the town of Kobani emerged a fighting force that would wage war against ISIS across northern Syria as partner of the United States. In the process, these women would spread their own political vision, determined to make women's equality a reality by fighting--house by house, street by street, town by town--the men who bought and sold women. Based on years of on-the-ground reporting, The Daughters of Kobani is the unforgettable story of the women of the Kurdish militia that improbably became part of the world's best hope for stopping ISIS in Syria. Over hundreds of hours of interviews, bestselling author Gayle Tzemach Lemmon introduces us to the women fighting on the front lines, determined to not only extinguish the terror of ISIS but also prove that women could lead in war and must enjoy equal rights come the peace. In helping to cement the territorial defeat of ISIS, whose savagery toward women astounded the world, these women played a central role in neutralising the threat the group posed worldwide. In the process they earned the respect--and significant military support--of U.S. Special Operations Forces. Rigorously reported and powerfully told, The Daughters of Kobani shines a light on a group of women intent on not only defeating the Islamic State on the battlefield but also changing women's lives in their corner of the Middle East and beyond"--
Cataloging source
NJB
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Lemmon, Gayle Tzemach
Dewey number
956.9104
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Kurdish Women's Protection Units (Organisation)
  • IS (Organisation)
  • Kurds
  • Women soldiers
  • Special operations (Military science)
  • Insurgency
  • ʻAyn al ʻArab (Syria)
  • Syria
Target audience
adult
Label
The daughters of Kobani : the women who took on the Islamic State, Gayle Tzemach Lemmon
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [221]-237) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • cartographic image
  • still image
  • text
Content type code
  • cri
  • sti
  • txt
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
000069474327
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
xxxi, 254 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781800750661
Lccn
jb2021028830
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
colour illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)1260259793
Label
The daughters of Kobani : the women who took on the Islamic State, Gayle Tzemach Lemmon
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [221]-237) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • cartographic image
  • still image
  • text
Content type code
  • cri
  • sti
  • txt
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
000069474327
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
xxxi, 254 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781800750661
Lccn
jb2021028830
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
colour illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)1260259793

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