Persian Mirrors: The Elusive Face of Iran
As a correspondent for Newsweek and The New York Times, Elaine Sciolino has had more experience covering Iran than any other American reporter. She was aboard the airplane that took Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini to Tehran in 1979 and was there for the Iranian revolution, the hostage crisis, the Iran-Iraq war, the rise of President Khatami, and the riots of the summer of 1999. In Persian Mirrors, Sciolino takes us into the public and private spaces of Iran and uncovers an alluring and seductive nation where a great battle is raging -- not for control over territory, but for the soul of its people.
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Review: Persian Mirrors: The Elusive Face of IranUser Review - Jessica Marie - Goodreads
For some reason Iran really interests me and this book really added to that. Easy to read and very interesting, though a lot has changed since the book was originally published. Read full review
Review: Persian Mirrors: The Elusive Face of IranUser Review - Elizabeth Theiss - Goodreads
A friend traveled to Iran to give a philosophy paper and recommended this book. Sciolino is a journalist whose curiosity and acute observations make this a fascinating book and a nice introduction to Persian society, especially the society of women. Read full review
Preface Reflections and Distortions
NAVIGATING THE ISLAMIC REPUBLIC
Getting There Getting In
The Improvised Revolution
The Mullah Wore Beautiful Shoes
PART TWO PRIVATE LIVES WOMENS LIVES CHAPTER 5 Leaving the Islamic Republic at the Door
Sir Have You Ever Beaten Your Wife?
Dark Nights Fear of Waves
The Tom and Jerry Game
Night Is with Child
A Republic in the Making?
Making Money Gods Way
The Center of the Universe