The Iranians: Persia, Islam and the soul of a nation

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Dutton, 1996 - History - 426 pages
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A CNN commentator and acclaimed author of The Saudis presents the first in-depth study of Iran since Khomeini's death. The Iranians explores Iran in the context of its old and new cultures, revealing how the Islamic revolution came about, why it has failed, and why Iran today is on the brink of chaos.

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A very insightful and highly praised study of Iran written in 1998, which in light of events since 1998 is well worth a second (or first ) read. The New York Times described it in 1998 as "well written and informative" Read full review

The Iranians: Persia, Islam and the soul of a nation

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Mackey, a Middle East specialist and journalist whose previous books include Passion and Politics: The Turbulent World of the Arabs (LJ 11/1/92), has produced a treasure trove of information on ... Read full review


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Sandra Mackey is a veteran journalist who has written many books on the Middle East. She lives in Atlanta.

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