The Ayatollah Begs to Differ

The Ayatollah Begs to Differ

The Paradox of Modern Iran

Large Print - 2008
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Book-of-the-Month Club, History Book Club, and Military Book Club selection.

The grandson of an eminent ayatollah and the son of an Iranian diplomat, Hooman Majd is now an American citizen - 100 percent Iranian and 100 percent American. Combining an insider's knowledge of how Iran works with a remarkable ability to explain its history and its quirks to Western readers, he paints a portrait of a country that is fiercely proud of its Persian heritage, mystified by its outsider status, and scornful of the idea that the U.S. can dictate how it should interact with the community of nations.

"Highly recommended for all public libraries." - Library Journal.

"Delves into the very core of Iranian society ... his book reads as if he is chatting with a smart friend while strolling around Tehran . . . [A] remarkable ride through what is often uncharted territory." - Publishers Weekly, starred

Publisher: Thorndike, Me. : Center Point Pub., 2009, c2008.
Edition: Large print ed.
ISBN: 9781602853836
Characteristics: 417 p. (large print) ; 23 cm.


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May 10, 2016

Amusing and intelligible, even for people like me who are ignorant of the complexity. We are actually very much in common.

Sep 30, 2013

Really insightful book about Iran. It debunks a lot of systematic propaganda in the western media about this wonderful country with its 2500 plus years of civilization.

Highly recommended.


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