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Long Shot

Long Shot

In September 2014, Azad Cudi became one of seventeen snipers deployed when ISIS, trying to shatter the Kurds in a decisive battle, besieged the northern city of Kobani. In LONG SHOT, he tells the inside story of how a group of activists and idealists withstood a ferocious assault and, street by street, house by house, took back their land in a victory that was to prove the turning point in the war against ISIS. By turns devastating, inspiring and lyrical, this is a unique account of modern war and of the incalculable price of victory as a few thousand men and women achieved the impossible and kept their dream of freedom alive.
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Reviews

Simply outstanding . . . powerful
BOOKLIST
A book to marvel at, learn from, and return to again and again
John le Carré
Vivid
DAILY MIRROR
Profoundly affecting . . . There are horrors but also humanity - inspiration, even, alongside the tragedy. A surprisingly lyrical tribute to a much-put-upon people and to fallen comrades in arms that deserves a wide audience
Fergal Hallahan, IRISH NEWS
Striking and memorable
WALL STREET JOURNAL
A propulsive memoir that captures the grim reality of small-scale conflict and reveals the fragmented politics of the Middle East today
KIRKUS
Gripping . . . His story, elegantly told, will resonate long after the final ISIS fighter falls
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