My Prison, My Home: One Woman's Story of Captivity in Iran

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Harper Collins, Sep 1, 2009 - Biography & Autobiography - 256 pages
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My Prison, My Home is the harrowing true story of Iranian-American scholar Haleh Esfandiari’s arrest on false charges and subsequent incarceration in Evin Prison, the most notorious penitentiary in Ahmadinejad’s Iran. Esfandiari’s riveting, deeply personal, and illuminating first-person account of her ordeal is the inspiring tale of one woman’s triumph over interrogation, intimidation, and fear. Offering a shocking, close-up view inside the paranoid mindset of the repressive Ahmadinejad regime, My Prison, My Home sheds light on a high-stakes international incident that sparked protests from some of the world’s most influential public figures—including Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton, and former U.S. Secretary of State Madeline Albright

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Esfandiari is a scholar and woman's rights activist who has dual Iranian - American citizenship. When, at the age of 67, she went to visit her mother in Iran she captured by the Iranian Intelligence ... Read full review

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User Review  - mahallett - LibraryThing

i thought this was pretty good. she was good at making us understand how scary and creepy this was. she interspersed her study with a history of iran which was concise and relevant. Read full review

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About the author (2009)

Haleh Esfandiari is a distinguished Iranian American public intellectual. The foundingdirector of the Woodrow Wilson Center’s Middle East Program, she is the formerdeputy secretary general of the Women’s Organization of Iran and has taught at PrincetonUniversity. She has worked in Iran as a journalist and is the author of Reconstructed Lives: Women and Iran’s Islamic Revolution. She lives in Maryland with her husband, Shaul Bakhash, a professor at George Mason University.

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