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The Resource The daughters of Kobani : a story of rebellion, courage, and justice, Gayle Tzemach Lemmon

The daughters of Kobani : a story of rebellion, courage, and justice, Gayle Tzemach Lemmon

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The daughters of Kobani : a story of rebellion, courage, and justice
Title
The daughters of Kobani
Title remainder
a story of rebellion, courage, and justice
Statement of responsibility
Gayle Tzemach Lemmon
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Author
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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 centered 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 neutralizing 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."--
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Biography type
contains biographical information
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DLC
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Lemmon, Gayle Tzemach
Dewey number
956.9104/234082
Illustrations
  • maps
  • plates
  • photographs
Index
index present
LC call number
DS99.A926
LC item number
L46 2021
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Kurdish Women's Protection Units (Organization)
  • IS (Organization)
  • Kurds
  • Women soldiers
  • Special operations (Military science)
  • Insurgency
  • ʻAyn al ʻArab (Syria)
  • Syria
Label
The daughters of Kobani : a story of rebellion, courage, and justice, Gayle Tzemach Lemmon
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 221-237) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
  • cartographic image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
  • cri
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xxxi, 254 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780525560685
Lccn
2020027506
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
color photographs, map
System control number
(OCoLC)on1157988186
Label
The daughters of Kobani : a story of rebellion, courage, and justice, Gayle Tzemach Lemmon
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 221-237) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
  • cartographic image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
  • cri
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xxxi, 254 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780525560685
Lccn
2020027506
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
color photographs, map
System control number
(OCoLC)on1157988186

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