In the Rose Garden of the Martyrs

In the Rose Garden of the Martyrs

A Memoir of Iran

Paperback - 2006
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The history of Iran in the late twentieth century is a chronicle of religious fervor and violent change -- from the Islamic Revolution that ousted the Shah in favor of a rigid fundamentalist government to the bloody eight-year war with Saddam Hussein's Iraq. But what happened to the hostage-takers, the suicidal holy warriors, the martyrs, and the mullahs responsible for the now moribund revolution? Is modern Iran a society at peace with itself and the world, or truly a dangerous spoke in the "Axis of Evil"?

Christopher de Bellaigue, a Western journalist married to an Iranian woman and a longtime resident of a prosperous suburb of Tehran, offers a stunning insider's view of a culture hitherto hidden from American eyes, and reveals the true hearts and minds of an extraordinary people.

Publisher: New York : Harper Perennial, 2006.
Edition: 1st Harper Perennial ed.
ISBN: 9780060935368
0060935367
Branch Call Number: 955.0542
DS259.2 .D43 2006
Characteristics: xii, 283 p.: map ; 20 cm.

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