I, who did not die : a sweeping story of loss, redemption, and fate
(Book)

Book Cover
Average Rating
Contributors:
Published:
New York : Regan Arts, 2017.
Status:
Shirlington Adult Nonfiction
955.0542 HAFTL
Copies
Location
Call Number
Status
Last Check-In
Shirlington Adult Nonfiction
955.0542 HAFTL
Available
Dec 3, 2017
Description
Khorramshahr, Iran, May 1982—It was the bloodiest battle of one of the most brutal wars of the twentieth century, and Najah, a twenty-nine-year-old wounded Iraqi conscript, was face to face with a thirteen-year-old Iranian child soldier who was ordered to kill him. Instead, the boy committed an astonishing act of mercy. It was an act that decades later would save his own life.This is a remarkable story. It is gut-wrenching, essential, and astonishing. It’s a war story. A love story. A page-turner of vast moral dimensions. An eloquent and haunting act of witness to horrors beyond grimmest fiction, and a thing of towering beauty. More importantly, it is a story that must be told, and a richly textured view into an overlooked conflict and misunderstood region. This is the great untold story of the children and young men whose lives were sacrificed at the whim of vicious dictators and pointless, barbaric wars. Little has been written of the Iran-Iraq war, which was among the most brutal conflicts of the twentieth century, one fought with chemical weapons, ballistic missiles, and cadres of child soldiers. The numbers involved are staggering: —All told, it claimed 700,000 lives—200,000 Iraqis, and 500,000 Iranians. —Young men of military service age—eighteen and above in Iraq, fifteen and above in Iran—died in the greatest numbers. —80,000 Iranian child soldiers were killed, mostly between the ages of sixteen and seventeen. —The two countries spent a combined 1.1 trillion dollars fighting the war. Rarely does this kind of reportage succeed so power- fully as literature. More rarely still does such searingly brilliant literature—fit to stand beside Remarque, Hemingway, and O’Brien—emerge from behind “enemy” lines. But Zahed, a child, and Najah, a young restaurateur, are rare men—not just survivors, but masterful, wondrously gifted storytellers. Written with award-winning journalist Meredith May, this is literature of a very high order, set down with passion, urgency, and consummate skill. This story is an affirmation that, in the end, it is our humanity that transcends politics and borders and saves us all.
More Details
Format:
Book
Edition:
First Regan Arts hardcover edition.
Physical Desc:
xiv, 274 pages ; 24.
Language:
English
ISBN:
1682450112, 9781682450116

Notes

Description
A profound story of survival, resilience, humanity and friendship describes how an Iranian child-soldier, during the 1982 bloody war between Iraq and Iran, rescued a young Iraqi soldier, committing an extraordinary act of bravery and kindness that changes the course of both their lives, and how their paths unexpectedly crossed once again 20 years later.
Also in This Series
More Like This
Reviews from GoodReads
Loading GoodReads Reviews.
Citations
APA Citation (style guide)

Haftlang, Z., Aboud, N., & May, M. (2017). I, who did not die: a sweeping story of loss, redemption, and fate. First Regan Arts hardcover edition. New York: Regan Arts.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

Haftlang, Zahed, Najah, Aboud and Meredith, May. 2017. I, Who Did Not Die: A Sweeping Story of Loss, Redemption, and Fate. New York: Regan Arts.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities Citation (style guide)

Haftlang, Zahed, Najah, Aboud and Meredith, May, I, Who Did Not Die: A Sweeping Story of Loss, Redemption, and Fate. New York: Regan Arts, 2017.

MLA Citation (style guide)

Haftlang, Zahed,, Najah Aboud, and Meredith May. I, Who Did Not Die: A Sweeping Story of Loss, Redemption, and Fate. First Regan Arts hardcover edition. New York: Regan Arts, 2017. 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.
Staff View
Grouped Work ID:
66669c80-462e-c00c-a67d-182e53cc69de
Go To Grouped Work
Last File Modification Time Oct 03, 2018 04:54:34 AM
Last Grouped Work Modification Time Oct 03, 2018 04:49:02 AM

MARC Record

LEADER02959cam a2200493Ii 4500
001ocn953631031
003OCoLC
00520170424121028.0
008160715s2017    nyu           000 0deng d
010 |a  2016955005
020 |a 1682450112 |q (hardback) |q cm
020 |a 9781682450116 |q (hardback)
035 |a (OCoLC)953631031
040 |a YDXCP |b eng |e rda |c YDXCP |d BTCTA |d BDX |d OCLCQ |d TOH |d OCLCQ |d VTL |d OCLCO |d CPL |d GP5 |d FM0 |d OCLCQ |d JQM |d UtOrBLW
043 |a a-ir--- |a a-iq---
049 |a VIAC
08204 |a 955.0542420922 |2 23
0920 |a 955.0542 HAFTL
1001 |a Haftlang, Zahed, |e author. |4 aut |0 http://id.loc.gov/authorities/names/no2017115590.
24510 |a I, who did not die : |b a sweeping story of loss, redemption, and fate / |c Zahed Haftlang & Najah Aboud with Meredith May.
250 |a First Regan Arts hardcover edition.
264 1 |a New York : |b Regan Arts, |c 2017.
300 |a xiv, 274 pages ; |c 24.
336 |a text |b txt |2 rdacontent.
337 |a unmediated |b n |2 rdamedia.
338 |a volume |b nc |2 rdacarrier.
520 |a A profound story of survival, resilience, humanity and friendship describes how an Iranian child-soldier, during the 1982 bloody war between Iraq and Iran, rescued a young Iraqi soldier, committing an extraordinary act of bravery and kindness that changes the course of both their lives, and how their paths unexpectedly crossed once again 20 years later.
5050 |a Zahed -- Najah -- Child soldier -- The magnificent one -- The medic -- The patient -- Saving Najah -- The kiss -- Mina -- Dungeon -- Yadollah's ram -- Special prison -- Captivity -- Radio -- Gravestone -- Release -- Maryam -- Refugee -- Man overboard -- Angels.
60010 |a Haftlang, Zahed. |0 http://id.loc.gov/authorities/names/no2017115590.
60010 |a Aboud, Najah. |0 http://id.loc.gov/authorities/names/no2017115586.
650 0 |a Iran-Iraq War, 1980-1988. |0 http://id.loc.gov/authorities/subjects/sh85067954.
650 0 |a Compassion. |0 http://id.loc.gov/authorities/subjects/sh2001007814.
650 0 |a Iran-Iraq War, 1980-1988 |v Personal narratives, Iranian. |0 http://id.loc.gov/authorities/subjects/sh2008124137.
650 0 |a Iran-Iraq War, 1980-1988 |v Personal narratives, Iraqi.
650 0 |a Iranians |v Biography.
650 0 |a Iraqis |v Biography.
655 7 |a Autobiographies. |2 lcgft |0 http://id.loc.gov/authorities/genreForms/gf2014026047.
655 7 |a Personal narratives. |2 lcgft |0 http://id.loc.gov/authorities/genreForms/gf2014026142.
7001 |a Aboud, Najah, |e author. |4 aut |0 http://id.loc.gov/authorities/names/no2017115586.
7001 |a May, Meredith, |e author. |4 aut |0 http://id.loc.gov/authorities/names/no2017115656.
907 |a .b19607854 |b 08-05-18 |c 03-10-17
998 |a can |a san |b 08-02-18 |c m |d a |e - |f eng |g nyu |h 0
905 |a MARS
989 |g 0 |i 31000000417918 |j 0 |k  - - |l san |o - |p $26.95 |q - |r - |s - |t 1 |e  - - |d 12-03-2017 18:39 |h 10-04-2017 14:45 |u 6 |v 4 |w 0 |x 3 |y .i2117961x |z 04-03-17