Persian Mirrors The Elusive Face of Iran

ISBN-10: 0743284798
ISBN-13: 9780743284790
Edition: 2005
Authors: Elaine Sciolino
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Description: The book that revealed Iran to the West, now with a new Afterword. Elaine Sciolino updatesPersian Mirrorsto include coverage of the 2005 presidential election in Iran. As a correspondent forNewsweekandThe New York Times,Sciolino has had more  More...

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Book details

List price: $25.99
Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: Free Press
Publication date: 10/3/2005
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 432
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.25" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 0.880
Language: English

The book that revealed Iran to the West, now with a new Afterword. Elaine Sciolino updatesPersian Mirrorsto include coverage of the 2005 presidential election in Iran. As a correspondent forNewsweekandThe New York Times,Sciolino has had more experience covering revolutionary Iran than any other American reporter. She was aboard the airplane that took Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini to Tehran in 1979 and was there for the revolution, the hostage crisis, the Iran-Iraq war, the rise of President Khatami, the riots of 1999, and the crisis over Iran's nuclear program. InPersian Mirrors,Sciolino takes us into the public and private spaces of Iran, uncovering an alluring and seductive nation where a great battle is raging -- not for control over territory, but for the soul of its people.

Preface: Reflections and Distortions
Navigating the Islamic Republic
Getting There, Getting In
Splendid Deception
The Improvised Revolution
The Mullah Wore Beautiful Shoes
Private Lives, Women's Lives
Leaving the Islamic Republic at the Door
Sir, Have You Ever Beaten Your Wife?
The Chanel Beneath the Chador
The Spiritual, The Mystical
Beloved of the Night
Martyrs Never Die
The World of Qom
Space for the Outsiders
Open Warfare
Dark Nights, Fear of Waves
The Tom and Jerry Game
Night Is with Child
A Republic in the Making?
Dreams
Making Money God's Way
The Center of the Universe
Epilogue: The Bride Has Gone to Pick Flowers
Acknowledgments
Chronology of Events
Bibliography
Index

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