American Wings, Iranian Roots

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Direct Author, 2011 - Biography & Autobiography - 315 pages
A gold medal wrestler, Reza's inspiring life celebrates honor, family and freedom. After he leads bloody battles in the 1979 Iranian Revolution and serves in the Air Force, Reza desires a fate beyond the suffocating suppression of Ayatollah Khomeini's Iran. On the last night of the 1982 Military World Wrestling Championships, he grips his gold medal, knowing American wrestlers wait minutes away to help him defect. He must choose between his own freedom and the possible revenge killing of his thirteen year-old brother locked in Ayatollah Khomeini's prison. Beyond the images of the blindfolded American hostages, the bearded cleric Ayatollah Khomeini and the controversial President Mahmoud Ahmandinejad, there are millions of men, women and children who desire to live with freedom and dignity. This story is their voice.
 

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Contents

Spring 2004 California
3
July 1975
21
Laguna Niguel 2008
36
Spring 1976
51
2008
61
January 1978
78
Laguna Niguel 2009
93
January 1979
116
July 1982
179
2010
190
August 12 1982
209
Laguna Niguel 2010
226
Kermanshah 1983
228
Spring 1983
238
Chapter TwentyFive
250
December 1983
267

2009
133
Spring 1981
152
Irvine 2010
163
March 1982
169
Laguna Niguel 2010
284
Epilogue
297
Glossary
305
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