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Garden of the Brave in War: Recollections of Iran


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ISBN13: 9780934211802
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When Terence O'Donnell, an American who lived in Iran for fifteen years in the 1960s and 1970s, was asked what he was doing there, he replied, "The conviction of all Iranians, of most of my compatriots, and indeed of the Russians, was that I was engaged in intelligence work. I was, and what is more I filed a daily report. My employer was myself and my reports consisted of eight thousand pages of journal. This book was drawn from that material." For ten years, O'Donnell lived on a farm near Shiraz, in southern Iran, where he raised pomegranates, dog roses, apples, sour cherries, quinces, sheep, chickens, and bees. His memories of that time have yielded a masterpiece of national portraiture, wonder-fully alive to the complexities of the Iranian character--courteous, capricious, deeply religious, yet also generous, playful, and poetic. A work of shimmering beauty and sensitivity, "Garden of the Brave in War will deepen every reader's understanding of the often-elusive country that lies behind the headlines.

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In this reissue of the volume originally published by Ticknor & Fields, New Haven, CT, the late Portland author long affiliated with the Oregon Historical Society records his journals of living in Iran in the 1960s and 1970s. O'Donnell focused on customs and personalities rather than politics.
Annotation 2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

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Brigitte Dennett, January 1, 2012 (view all comments by Brigitte Dennett)
This poetic account of a journalist's one year sabbatical in Iran brings readers insight into the engaging personality of the Persian people, their culture and customs and how they view the world differently.
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Davis, Dick
Mage Publishers
Introduction by:
Davis, Dick
Davis, Dick
O'Donnell, Terence
Washington, D.C.
Description and travel
Social life and customs
Middle East - Iran
Iran Description and travel.
Iran Social life and customs.
World History-Middle East
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8.44x5.52x.65 in. .77 lbs.

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