From a Persian Tea House: Travels in Old Iran
An evocative and beautifully written account of Michael Carroll's journey to Iran that took him through the heart of the country -- from the Taurus mountains to the Gulf of Oman, during the years following the CIA-led coup of 1953. He explores countless mosques, tombs and palaces, goes in pursuit of an elusive dervish and bargains for Silk Road jade and carpets. The narrative is adorned with colorful episodes from Iran's long history and with amusing anecdotes that complement and enrich Carroll's travels in a country that has since changed beyond all recognition.
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TEAHOUSE IN ISFAHAN
NOMADS AND RUINS
CARPETS AND BAZAARS
TEHRAN AND THE CASPIAN
DIVERSION TO THE GULF OF OMAN
RETURN TO ISFAHAN
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