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All the Shah's Men: An American Coup and the Roots of Middle East Terror
by Stephen Kinzer
Hardcover from John Wiley & Sons
 
Ancient Persia : From 550 Bc to 650 Ad
by Josef Wiesehofer
Book Description:
Of all the great civilizations of the ancient world, that of Persia is one of the least understood. Josef Wiesehöfer's comprehensive survey of the Persian Empire under the Achaeminids, the Parthians, and the Sasanians focuses on the primary Persian sources-written, archaeological, and numismatic. He avoids the traditional Western approach, which has tended to rely heavily on inaccurate Greek and Roman accounts. Part of the freshness of this book comes from its Near Eastern perspective. 
Hardcover: 400 pages ; Dimensions (in inches): 1.50 x 9.75 x 6.50
Publisher: I.B. Tauris ;
ISBN: 1850439990
 
Answering Only to God: Faith and Freedom in Twenty-First-Century Iran
Answering Only to God: Faith and Freedom in Twenty-First-Century Iran
by Geneive Abdo, Jonathan Lyons
Hardcover from Henry Holt & Company, Inc.
 
The Army and the Creation of the Pahlavi State in Iran
by Stephanie Cronin
Card catalog description
In 1921 Riza Khan, a colonel in the Iranian Cossack Brigade, rode on Tehran and, in a military coup that was to change Iran's destiny, took power. Appropriating the state-building objectives of Iranian constitutionalism and nationalism, Riza Khan embarked on the task of constructing a strong, modern, centralized state at the heart of which lay a new national army. Ruthless and cunning, he used the emergent military and political institutions to crush both civilian and military opposition, and in 1926 crowned himself Shah of Iran. But in the construction of his army Riza Khan relied upon the material bequeathed to him by the reform efforts of the late nineteenth century and the constitutional revolution. This unique book - the first to discuss in detail the way in which the modern Iranian army was created - puts the rise of Riza Shah into sorely needed historical context and outlines, in a careful analysis of the way in which Riza ensured the army over civil institutions such as parliament and the provincial authorities, the military roots of monarchical dictatorship in Iran. 
Hardcover: 224 pages ; Dimensions (in inches): 1.07 x 8.68 x 5.60
Publisher: I.B. Tauris ; (March )
ISBN: 1860641059
 
The Art of Persian Music/Lesson from Master Dariush Safvat/Book and Cd
The Art of Persian Music/Lesson from Master Dariush Safvat/Book and Cd
by Jean During, Zia Mirabdolbaghi, Dariush Safvat
Hardcover from Mage Pub
1991
 
Black on Black: Iran Revisited
by Ana M. Briongos, Chris Andrews (Translator)

Blood and Oil : Inside the Shah's Iran
by Manucher Farmanfarmaian, Roxane Farmanfarmaian
Anyone who views Iran merely as a nation of Muslim fanatics should read this riveting exposition of its tortuous 20th-century history. Born in 1917 into an aristocratic Iranian family, Manucher Farmanfarmaian served his country in the treacherous world of petroleum production and distribution--the source, he believes, of the disastrous Western meddling that indirectly led to the 1979 fundamentalist revolution. Writing with his journalist daughter, Farmanfarmaian details Iran's labyrinthine internal politics and international relations with thoroughness enlivened by muscular prose, a sharp eye for character, and lots of good anecdotes. Amazon.com
Paperback: 560 pages ; Dimensions (in inches): 1.07 x 9.22 x 6.14
Publisher: Modern Library; ;
ISBN: 0375753087

Close Up: Iranian Cinema, Past, Present, and Future
by Hamid Dabashi
(Paperback -- November )

Closed Circuit History
by Ardashir Muhassis
Art in Iran
Hardcover: 232 pages ; Dimensions (in inches): 1.25 x 11.50 x 9.75
Publisher: Mage Pub; (September 1989)
ISBN: 0934211183
 

The Conspirators: Secrets of an Iran-Contra Insider
The Conspirators: Secrets of an Iran-Contra Insider
by Al Martin
Paperback from National Liberty Press LLC
 
Crowning Anguish: Memoirs of a Persian Princess from the Harem to Modernity: 1884-1914
by Taj Al-Saltanah et al.
Publisher: Mage Pub;
 
Daughter of Persia : A Woman's Journey from Her Father's Harem Through the Islamic Revolution
by Sattareh Farman Farmaian, et al
Synopsis Sattareh Farman Farmaian, the daughter of a once-powerful and wealthy Iranian prince, was raised and educated in the 1920s and 1930s in a Persian harem compound, along with numerous mothers and more than 30 brothers and sisters. As a young woman, she broke with Muslim tradition and travelled to America, where she became the first Persian to study at the University of Southern California. Her new life in the West fired a vision to lift her own people out of backwardness and poverty, and she returned to Iran to found the Tehran School of Social Work. For more than 20 years, Sattareh and her students waged a war against poverty, disease and overcrowding, and then, soon after the collapse of the Shah's regime, she was forced to flee the country in fear of her life. In this account of her experiences, she provides an insider's view of Iran's journey through the 20th century and of the events which led up to, and followed, the Islamic revolution.
Paperback: 404 pages ; Dimensions (in inches): 0.90 x 8.04 x 5.24
Publisher: Anchor; ; Reprint edition (May 1993)
ISBN: 0385468660
 
Die Mongolen In Iran (in German)
by B. Spuler
Hardcover
Publisher: Brill Academic Publishers;
ISBN: 9004070990
 
Diplomacy and Murder in Tehran
Diplomacy and Murder in Tehran: Alexander Griboyedov and Imperial Russia's Mission to the Shah of Persia
by Laurence Kelly
Paperback from I.B. Tauris
 
Dynamics of the Iranian Revolution: The Pahlavis' Triumph and Tragedy
by Jahangir Amuzegar

Empire and Nationhood : The United States, Great Britain, and Iranian Oil, 1950-1954
by Mary Ann Heiss
Book Description: Heiss provides the most detailed account available of the 1951 seizure of British oil holdings in Iran by prime minister Mohammed Mossadegh, a turning point in cold war history.
Publisher: Columbia University Press (October 15, )

Esther's Children: A Portrait of Iranian Jews
by Houman Sarshar
Hardcover from Jewish Publication Society

Frontier Nomads of Iran : A Political and Social History of the Shahsevan
by Richard Tapper
Publisher: Cambridge University Press;

Firewall : The Iran-Contra Conspiracy and Cover-Up
by Lawrence E. Walsh (Preface)

From Palace to Prison: Inside the Iranian Revolution
by Ehsan Naraghi, translated by Nilou Mobasser

Great Britain and Reza Shah: The Plunder of Iran, 1921-1941
by Mohammad Gholi Majd
Book Description: Using recently declassified U.S. State Department archives, Mohammad Gholi Majd describes the rampant tyranny and destruction of Iran in the decades between the two world wars in a sensational yet thoroughly scholarly study that will rewrite the political and economic history of the country.
Publisher: University Press of Florida;

The Greco-Persian Wars
by Peter Green
Listed under Greek Wars

The Golden Age of Persia
by Richard Nelson Frye
Paperback: 304 pages
Sterling Publications; ISBN: 1842120115;

The Guts to Try : The Untiold Story of the Iran Hostage Rescue Mission by the On-Scene Desert Commander
by Colonel James H. Kyle, John Robert Eidson
Mass Market Paperback from Ballantine Books

Historical Dictionary of Iran
by John H. Lorentz
(Hardcover -- January 3, )

Honeymoon in Purdah: An Iranian Journey
by Alison Wearing
(Paperback -- December )

The History of Iran (The Greenwood Histories of the Modern Nations)
by Elton L. Daniel (Author)
Book Description: With almost three thousand years of history, Iran is home to one of the world's richest and most complex cultures. Yet to the average American the name Iran probably conjures up an image of a remote and upstart country inhabited by a people whose religious fanaticism is matched only by the intensity of their disdain for the United States and its values, who speak an obscure tongue called Farsi, and whose identity is not clearly distinguished from that of their Arab neighbors. This work offers an objective and engagingly written portrait of the Iranian people and their complex history from the perspective of one of the world's foremost experts on the country. It is ideal for student use and for the interested reader.
 

A History of Modern Iran Since 1921: The Pahlavis and After
A History of Modern Iran Since 1921: The Pahlavis and After
by Ali Ansari
Paperback from Longman
 
History of the Persian Empire
by Arthur T. Olmstead
Book Description: Out of a lifetime of study of the ancient Near East, Professor Olmstead has gathered previously unknown material into the story of the life, times, and thought of the Persians, told for the first time from the Persian rather than the traditional Greek point of view.
Publisher: University of Chicago Press (Trd); (February 1959)

Iran As Imagined Nation : The Construction of National Identity
by Mostafa Vaziri
Publisher: Marlowe & Co; (April )

Iran and Iranian studies : essays in honor of Iraj Afshar
by Kambiz Eslami (Editor)
Publisher: Zagros Press; 1 edition (October 1, )

Iran in the Pahlavi Era/Iran Dar Asr-E Pahlavi
by Mostafa Alamuti
Publisher: Ibex Pub; (November 1990)

Iran (Major World Nations)
by Garry Lyle ()
Publisher: Chelsea House Pub (Library);

Iran and the Rise of Reza Shah: From Qajar Collapse to Pahlavi Rule
by Cyrus Ghani
Paperback: 304 pages ; Dimensions (in inches): 1.32 x 9.19 x 6.11
Publisher: I.B. Tauris ;
ISBN: 1860646298
 

The Iranians: Persia, Islam and the Soul of a Nation
The Iranians: Persia, Islam and the Soul of a Nation
by Sandra MacKey
Paperback from Plume
 
Iran at the Crossroads
by John L. Esposito (Editor), R. K. Ramazani (Editor)
(Hardcover -- February )

Iran the Beautiful
by Daniel Nadler
Hardcover from Mage Pub

 

The Last Great Revolution : Turmoil and Transformation in Iran
by Robin Wright
Paperback from Vintage
 
The Longest War: The Iran-Iraq Military Conflict
by Dilip Hiro
Listed under Iran-Iraq War
 
The Legacy of Ghengis Kahn: Courtly Arts and Culture in Western Asia, 1256-1353
by Linda Komaroff, Stefano Carboni
Hardcover from Yale Univ Pr
 
The Mandaeans of Iraq and Iran: Their Cults, Customs, Magic Legends, and Folklore
by E. S. Drower, Jorunn Jacobsen Buckley
Paperback from Gorgias Press
 
The Making of Iran's Islamic Revolution: From Monarchy to Islamic Republic
by Mohsen M. Milani
Book Description In this fully revised and expanded second edition, Dr. Milani offers new insights into the causes and profound consequences of Iran's Islamic Revolution. Drawing on dozens of personal interviews with the officials of the Islamic Republic and on recently released documents, he presents a provocative analysis of the dynamics and characteristics of factional politics in Islamic Iran. Among the new issues covered are the events leading up to the Teheran hostage crisis, Ayatollah Khomeini's life and writings, President Rafsanjani's activities against the Shah, Rafsanjani's recent reforms, Iran's involvement in the Kuwaiti crisis, and the domestic and foreign policy challenges facing Iran in the post-Cold War era.
Paperback: 268 pages ; Dimensions (in inches): 0.65 x 9.01 x 6.06
Publisher: Westview Press; 2nd edition
ISBN: 0813384761

Mussadiq and the Struggle for Power in Iran
by Homa Katouzian ()

Modern Iran
by Grant M. Farr ()

Modern Iran: Roots and Results of Revolution
by Nikki R. Keddie
Paperback from Yale Univ Pr

The Middle East : A Brief History of the Last 2,000 Years
by Bernard W. Lewis ()

Neither East Nor West : One Woman's Journey Through the Islamic Republic of Iran
by Christiane Bird

Persia and the Bible
by Edwin M. Yamauchi, Donald J. Wiseman
Paperback from Baker Book House

 

Persian Mirrors: The Elusive Face of Iran
Persian Mirrors: The Elusive Face of Iran
by Elaine Sciolino
Paperback from Free Press
 
The Persian Sphinx : Amir Abbas Hoveyda and the Riddle of the Iranian Revolution
by Abbas Milani
Hardcover: 400 pages
Mage Pub; ISBN: 0934211612; 1 Ed edition

The Priest and the King: An Eyewitness Account of the Iranian Revolution
by Desmond Harney

The Persian Empire (Cultures of the Past)
by Karen Zeinert ()

Qajar Iran : Political, Social and Cultural Change, 1800-1925
by Edmond Bosworth, Carole Hillenbrand (Editor) (1992)

The Persian Book of Kings: An Epitome of the Shahnama of Firdawsi
by B. W. Robinson
Book Description: Written in the 10th century by Firdawsi, the Shahnama is the national epic poem of Persia, which chronicles the reigns and feats of the earliest Persian kings of four dynasties-the Pishdadians, Kayanians, Ashkanians, and Sasanians. Illustrated with early Persian paintings depicting the events as they unfold, this edition presents in easily accessible language a summary and retelling of the Shahnama. It covers the entire epic in a single volume, providing a concise overview of and introduction to early Persian sovereignty.
Publisher: Curzon Press; (April )
 

The Road to Oxiana
The Road to Oxiana
by Robert Byron
Paperback from Oxford University Press
1982
 
Royal Persian Paintings: The Qajar Epoch, 1779-1924
by Layla S. Diba et al.
Listed under Islamic Art

Saffron Sky : A Life Between Iran and America
by Gelareh Asayesh (Author)

Seven Pillars of Wisdom: A Triumph
by T. E. Lawrence
Listed under T.E. Lawrence

The Splendour of Iran
by Nasrollah Pourjavady 
(Hardcover)

Shah-Nama of Fardusi; Translated From the Original Persian
by Alexander Rogers
Publisher: South Asia Books; 1 edition (July 1, )

To See and See Again : A Life in Iran and America
by Tara Bahrampour
(Paperback -- August 29, )
 

Sevruguin and the Persian Image: Photographs of Iran, 1870-1930
by Frederick N. Bohrer, Arthur M. Sackler Gallery (Smithsonian Institution), Antoin Sevruguin
Paperback from University of Washington Press
 
Shah of Shahs
by Ryszard Kapuscinski
Paperback from Vintage
1992
 
Staging Revolution: The Art of Persuasion in the Islamic Republic of Iran
by Peter J. Chelkowski, Hamid Dabashi
Hardcover from New York University Press
 
Seven Shades of Memory: Stories of Old Iran
by Terence O'Donnell

Reinventing Khomeini The Struggle for Reform in Iran
by Daniel Brumberg

Searching for Hassan: An American Family's Journey Home to Iran
by Terence Ward
(Hardcover -- January 16, )

In Search of the Lost Mountains of Noah : The Discovery of the Real Mt. Ararat
by Robert Cornuke, David Halbrook
Hardcover: 224 pages
Broadman & Holman Publishers; ISBN: 0805420541; (September )

Shah of Shahs
by Ryszard Kapuscinski
(Paperback -- January 1992)

The Silver Kingdom; Iran in History and Prophecy 
by Mark Hitchcock
Publisher: Hearthstone Publishing, Ltd.; (December )
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Time for Truth
by Ashraf Pahlavi
Princess Ashraf Pahlavi is the twin sister of the late Shah of Iran
Paperback: 224 pages ; Dimensions (in inches): 0.75 x 8.00 x 5.25
Publisher: In Print Pub;
ISBN: 1886966001

The Turban for the Crown: The Islamic Revolution in Iran
by Said Amir Arjomand
Book Description The Iranian revolution still baffles most Western observers. Few considered the rise of theocracy in a modernized state possible, and fewer thought it might result from a popular revolution. Said Amir Arjomand's The Turban for the Crown provides a thoughtful, painstakingly researched, and intelligible account of the turmoil in Iran which reveals the importance of this singular event for our understanding of revolutions. 

Providing crucial historical background, Arjomand examines both the structure of authority in Shi'ism (one of the two main branches of Islam) and the impact of the modern state on Iranian society, two factors essential to the comprehension of the revolution of 1979. He then describes the emergence of Khomeini; the infusion of petrodollars into the economy; the blatant political corruption; and Khomeini's disposal of Bakhtiar, Bani-Sadr, and Bazargan, consolidation of religious rule, and establishment of a constitution based on a new interpretation of Islamic principles.
Paperback: 296 pages ; Dimensions (in inches): 0.81 x 9.04 x 6.00
Publisher: Oxford Univ Pr on Demand; (November 1989)
ISBN: 0195042581

The Voyage and the Messenger : Iran and Philosophy

The Valleys of the Assassins
by Freya Stark
Listed under Freya Stark

Winds of Change: The Future of Democracy in Iran
by Reza Pahlavi
Book Description After more than two decades under the rule of a clerical dictatorship, Iran is mired in backwardness, poverty, corruption, rigidity, radicalism, and incivility. Yet, there is hope for the future. 

In Winds of Change, Reza Pahlavi, the son of the late Shah of Iran, outlines his vision for a democratic Iran. Forced to live in exile since the establishment of the clerical regime in 1979, he has been a leading advocate of freedom, democracy, and human rights for Iranians. Pahlavi's prescription for the salvation of his homeland is simple: popular sovereignty and self-determination. Iran is a politically diverse society, with leftists and rightists, monarchists and republicans, conservatives, centrists, and liberals. Yet all can agree on the basic agenda he puts forward for his countrymen in Winds of Change.
Hardcover: 152 pages ; Dimensions (in inches): 0.75 x 7.34 x 5.26
Publisher: Regnery Publishing;
ISBN: 089526191X

Xenophon: Cyropaedia Books I-IV (Xenophon, Vol 5)
by Xenephon
Publisher: Harvard Univ Pr; (April 1985)

Xenophon's Prince: Republic and Empire in the Cyropaedia
by Christopher Nadon
Book Description: For over two millennia, the Cyropaedia, an imaginative biography of the Persian king Cyrus the Great, was Xenophon's most popular work and considered his masterpiece. This study contributes to the recent rediscovery of the Cyropaedia and Xenophon, making intelligible the high esteem in which writers of the stature of Machiavelli held Xenophon's works and the importance of his place among classical authors. 
Publisher: University of California Press; (June 4, )

The Valleys of the Assassins : and Other Persian Travels
by Freya Stark

Pivot of the Universe; Nasir Al-Din Shah and the Iranian Monarchy, 1831-1896
by Abbas Amanat
Out of Print - Try Used Books

The Persian Empire (World History Series)
by Don Nardo ()

Persians : Masters of the Empire (Lost Civilizations)
by Time Life (Editor)
Publisher: Time Life;
Out of Print - Try Used Books
 
 
 

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