Persian Mirrors: The Elusive Face of Iran

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Simon and Schuster, Sep 25, 2001 - History - 402 pages
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Table of Contents
Preface: Reflections and Distortions 1
Part 1 Navigating the Islamic Republic
Chapter 1 Getting There, Getting In 11
Chapter 2 Splendid Deception 26
Chapter 3 The Improvised Revolution 46
Chapter 4 The Mullah Wore Beautiful Shoes 68
Part 2 Private Lives, Women’s Lives
Chapter 5 Leaving the Islamic Republic at the Door 93
Chapter 6 Sir, Have You Ever Beaten Your Wife? 109
Chapter 7 The Chanel Beneath the Chador 131
Part 3 The Spiritual, The Mystical
Chapter 8 Beloved of the Night 153
Chapter 9 Martyrs Never Die 172
Chapter 10 The World of Qom 190
Chapter 11 Space for the Outsiders 210
Part 4 Open Warfare
Chapter 12 Dark Nights, Fear of Waves 233
Chapter 13 The Tom and Jerry Game 249
Chapter 14 Night Is with Child 274
Chapter 15 A Republic in the Making? 294
Part 5 Dreams
Chapter 16 Making Money God’s Way 317
Chapter 17 The Center of the Universe 336
Epilogue: The Bride Has Gone to Pick Flowers 359
Acknowledgments 364
Chronology of Events 371
Bibliography 379
Index 387
 

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PERSIAN MIRRORS: The Elusive Face of Iran

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A timely examination of the politics and culture of Iran, courtesy of New York Times correspondent Sciolino.Since 1979 (when she was one of the journalists who accompanied the Ayatollah Khomeini on ... Read full review

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A great book! The author was first introduced to Iran when she flew with Ayatollah Khomeini into Iran. She spent the next twenty years covering events that have shaped the Islamic Republic. Presenting ... Read full review

Contents

Preface Reflections and Distortions
1
NAVIGATING THE ISLAMIC REPUBLIC
9
Getting There Getting In
11
Splendid Deception
26
The Improvised Revolution
46
The Mullah Wore Beautiful Shoes
68
PART TWO PRIVATE LIVES WOMENS LIVES CHAPTER 5 Leaving the Islamic Republic at the Door
93
Sir Have You Ever Beaten Your Wife?
109
OPEN WARFARE
231
Dark Nights Fear of Waves
233
The Tom and Jerry Game
249
Night Is with Child
274
A Republic in the Making?
294
DREAMS
315
Making Money Gods Way
317
The Center of the Universe
336

The Chanel Beneath the Chador
131
THE SPIRITUAL THE MYSTICAL
151
CHAPTERS Beloved of the Night
153
Martyrs Never Die
172
The World of Qom
190
Space for the Outsiders
210
Epilogue The Bride Has Gone to Pick Flowers
359
Acknowledgments
364
Chronology of Events
371
Bibliography
379
Index
387
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Elaine Sciolino is a senior writer in the Washington bureau of The New York Times. She is also the author of The Outlaw State: Saddam Hussein's Quest for Power and the Gulf Crisis.

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