"offers an intimate portrait of a country Americans know very little about by describing everyday life thirty years ago and the siutation in Iran today. In 1971, Iran was a nation of sharp contrasts. Many people lived in desperate poverty but the ruling shah was a free-spending dictator. From his two years spent mostly in remote Zahedan, the author recounts travel adventures, bits and pieces of daily life, and one American's experiences with a culture and customs much different than his own." -- Back cover.
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