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All the Shah's Men: An American Coup and the Roots of Middle East Terror
All the Shah's Men: An American Coup and the Roots of Middle East Terror
by Stephen Kinzer
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Half a century ago, the United States overthrew a Middle Eastern government for the first time. The victim was Mohammad Mossadegh, the democratically elected prime minister of Iran. Although the coup seemed a success at first, today it serves as a... (read more)

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Days of God: The Revolution in Iran and Its Consequences
Days of God: The Revolution in Iran and Its Consequences
by James Buchan
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The 1979 Islamic revolution in Iran was one of the seminal events of our time. It inaugurated more than thirty years of war in the Middle East and fostered an Islamic radicalism that shapes foreign policy in the United States and Europe to this day... (read more)

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We Heard the Heavens Then: A Memoir of Iran
We Heard the Heavens Then: A Memoir of Iran
by Aria Minu-Sepehr
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ARIA MINU-SEPEHR was raised in a sheltered world of extraordinary privilege as the son of a major general in the Shahs Imperial Iranian Air Force. It seemed his father could do anything—lead the Golden Crowns in death-defying aerobatic maneuvers... (read more)

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All the Shah's Men: An American Coup and the Roots of Middle East Terror
All the Shah's Men: An American Coup and the Roots of Middle East Terror
by Stephen Kinzer
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With a thrilling narrative that sheds much light on recent events, this national bestseller brings to life the 1953 CIA coup in Iran that ousted the country’s elected prime minister, ushered in a quarter-century of brutal rule under the Shah, and... (read more)

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Our Man in Tehran: The Truth Behind the Secret Mission to Save Six Americans During the Iran Hostage Crisis and the Foreign Ambassador Wh
Our Man in Tehran: The Truth Behind the Secret Mission to Save Six Americans During the Iran Hostage Crisis and the Foreign Ambassador Wh
by Robert Wright
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For the true story behind Argo, read Our Man in Tehran The world watched with fear in November 1979, when Iranian students infiltrated and occupied the American embassy in Tehran. The Americans were caught entirely by surprise, and what began as a swift... (read more)

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The Last Great Revolution: Turmoil and Transformation in Iran
The Last Great Revolution: Turmoil and Transformation in Iran
by Robin B Wright
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Robin Wright has reported from over 120 countries for many leading news organizations, but her perceptive coverage of Iran has garnered her the most respect and praise among her colleagues. In The Last Great Revolution, Wright meticulously describes the... (read more)

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Daughter of Persia: A Woman's Journey From Her Father's Harem Through the Islamic Revolution
Daughter of Persia: A Woman's Journey From Her Father's Harem Through the Islamic Revolution
by Sattareh F Farmaian
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An intimate and honest chronicle of the everyday life of Iranian women over the past century “A lesson about the value of personal freedom and what happens to a nation when its people are denied the right to direct their own destiny. This is a book... (read more)

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The Longest War: The Iran-Iraq Military Conflict
The Longest War: The Iran-Iraq Military Conflict
by Dilip Hiro
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In "The Longest War," Dilip Hiro describes the causes and courses of the Iran-Iraq military conflict and its effect on the two antagonists, as well as the rest of the world. He reveals the intricate twists and turns of international diplomacy and the... (read more)

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A Sliver of Light: Three Americans Imprisoned in Iran
A Sliver of Light: Three Americans Imprisoned in Iran
by Shane Bauer
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Three young Americans captured by Iranian forces and held in captivity for two years tell their story. In summer 2009, Shane Bauer, Joshua Fattal, and Sarah Shourd were hiking in Iraqi Kurdistan when they unknowingly crossed into Iran and... (read more)

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Searching for Hassan: A Journey to the Heart of Iran
Searching for Hassan: A Journey to the Heart of Iran
by Terence Ward
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Includes bibliographical references (p. [319]-322).... (read more)

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Confronting Iran : the Failure of American Foreign Policy and the Next Great Crisis in the Middle East and the Next Great Crisis in the Middle East (06 Edition)
Confronting Iran : the Failure of American Foreign Policy and the Next Great Crisis in the Middle East and the Next Great Crisis in the Middle East (06 Edition)
by Ali Ansari
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Iran refuses to relent in developing nuclear technology, despite U.N. sanctions. Rumors persist that Israel is drawing up plans for military strikes. Neither the emboldened Iranian president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad nor the embattled President Bush has... (read more)

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Burying the Beloved: Marriage, Realism, and Reform in Modern Iran
Burying the Beloved: Marriage, Realism, and Reform in Modern Iran
by Amy Motlagh
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Burying the Beloved traces the relationship between the law and literature in Iran to reveal the profound ambiguities at the heart of Iranian ideas of modernity regarding women's rights and social status. The book reveals how novels mediate legal reforms... (read more)

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The Road to Democracy in Iran (Boston Review Books)
The Road to Democracy in Iran (Boston Review Books)
by Akbar Ganji
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Akbar Ganji, called by some Iran's most famous dissident, was a commander of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps. But, troubled by the regime's repressive nature, he became an investigative journalist in the 1990s, writing for Iran's pro-democracy... (read more)

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Rise of Nuclear Iran: How Tehran Defies the West
Rise of Nuclear Iran: How Tehran Defies the West
by Dore Gore
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Former U.N. Ambassador Dore Gold shows why engaging Iran through diplomacy is not only futile but also could be deadly. In the West, liberal politicians and pundits are calling for renewed diplomatic engagement with Iran, convinced that Tehran will... (read more)

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The Pursuit of Pleasure: Drugs and Stimulants in Iranian History, 1500-1900
The Pursuit of Pleasure: Drugs and Stimulants in Iranian History, 1500-1900
by Rudi Matthee
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"This excellent, well-written book is likely to become a classic work on the subject of drugs and stimulants both in Iran and the wider Islamic world. It will have a readership far beyond those individuals interested principally in Iranian or Middle... (read more)

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In the Rose Garden of the Martyrs: A Memoir of Iran
In the Rose Garden of the Martyrs: A Memoir of Iran
by Christ De Bellaigue
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Beside the highway that leads south from Tehran, the necropolis of Ayatollah Rudollah Khomeini rises from the sweating tarmac like a miraculous filling station supplying fuel for the soul. However, the paint is peeling even before the complex has been... (read more)

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Unthinkable: Iran, the Bomb, and American Strategy (13 Edition)
Unthinkable: Iran, the Bomb, and American Strategy (13 Edition)
by Kenneth Pollack
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The worlds foremost expert on Middle Eastern relations examines Irans current nuclear potential and charts Americas future course of action. How close are we to a nuclear Iran? What does it mean for American foreign policy? How did we get to this point... (read more)

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Assassins of the Turquoise Palace
Assassins of the Turquoise Palace
by Roya Hakakian
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On the evening of September 17, 1992, eight leading members of the Iranian and Kurdish opposition had gathered at a little-known restaurant in Berlin when two darkly-clad men burst through the entrance. Within moments, the roar of a machine gun filled... (read more)

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Ahmadinejad: The Secret History of Iran's Radical Leader
Ahmadinejad: The Secret History of Iran's Radical Leader
by Kasra Naji
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"An excellent biography, one that is lively and informative, and at the same time sets the President in his international and domestic contexts. In so doing, Naji provides a most informative portrait of Iran today, and of the many, conflicting, forces... (read more)

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The Ministry of Guidance Invites You to Not Stay: An American Family in Iran
The Ministry of Guidance Invites You to Not Stay: An American Family in Iran
by Hooman Majd
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With U.S.–Iran relations at a thirty-year low, Iranian-American writer Hooman Majd dared to take his young family on a year-long sojourn in Tehran. The Ministry of Guidance Invites You to Not Stay traces their domestic adventures and closely tracks... (read more)

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