Searching for Hassan A Journey to the Heart of Iran

ISBN-10: 1400032237
ISBN-13: 9781400032235
Edition: 2003 (Reprint)
Authors: Terence Ward
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Description: The unique culture of Iran and the sweep of its history are revealed in this evocative travelogue of an American family searching for a lost friend in the country of their youth. Growing up in Tehran in the 1960s, Terence Ward and his brothers were  More...

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Book details

List price: $17.95
Copyright year: 2003
Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Publication date: 3/4/2003
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 354
Size: 5.25" wide x 8.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.682
Language: English

The unique culture of Iran and the sweep of its history are revealed in this evocative travelogue of an American family searching for a lost friend in the country of their youth. Growing up in Tehran in the 1960s, Terence Ward and his brothers were watched over by Hassan, the family’s cook, housekeeper, and cultural guide. After an absence of forty years, Ward embarked on a pilgrimage with his family in search of Hassan. Taking us across the landscape of Iran, he plumbs its unimaginably rich past, explores its deep conflicts with its Arab neighbors, and anticipates the new “Great Game” now being played out in central Asia. Insightful, informative, and moving, Searching for Hassan enhances our understanding of the Middle East with the story of a family who came to love and admire Iran through their deep affection for its people.

He was born in Boulder, Colorado & spent his childhood in Saudi Arabia & Iran. He speaks Arabic, Italian, Greek, Indonesian & Farsi. He has been a management consultant advising corporations & governments in the Islamic world. He lives in New York City.

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