In the late 1980s Saddam Hussein waged a traditional and chemical weapons war on his own people in the Kurdistan region. Entire cities were wiped out and Kurdistan was devastated. Today, Kurdistan - the Dubai of Iraq shines as a beacon of possibility for the rest of Iraq and a miracle to the world. So transformed is the region that the New York Times, National Geographic Traveler, and Conde Nast all tout it as among the most enjoyable and important places for tourists to visit in the second decade of the new millennium. Mansfield unveils the little- known story of America s role including Americas churches in the recovery and restoration of Kurdistan.