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Author Secor, Laura, author.

Title Children of paradise : the struggle for the soul of Iran / Laura Secor.

Publication Info. New York : Riverhead Books, 2016.


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 Avon Free Public Library - Adult Department  955 SECOR    Check Shelf
 Enfield, Main Library - Adult Department  955.05 SEC    Check Shelf
 Glastonbury, Welles-Turner Memorial Library - Adult Department  955.05 SECOR    Check Shelf
 Middletown, Russell Library - Adult Nonfiction  955.054 SEC    Check Shelf
 Plainville Public Library - Non Fiction  955 SEC    Check Shelf
 West Hartford, Noah Webster Library - Non Fiction  955.054 SECOR    Check Shelf
 Wethersfield Public Library - Non Fiction  955.05 SECOR    Check Shelf
Description xv, 508 pages : map ; 24 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages [470]-494) and index.
Contents Revolution. Little black fish ; Islamic Republic ; The period of constant contemplation ; Baptism of blood -- Rebirth. Expansion and contraction ; Thermidor ; The second of Khordad -- Reform. The chain murders ; The eighteenth of Tir ; Master plans ; The miracle room ; The spider's house ; Postmortem -- Resistance. A common man ; Asieh ; The epic of dirt and dust ; The end of the dirty wars of intellectuals.
Summary In 1979, seemingly overnight-- moving at a clip some thirty years faster than the rest of the world-- Iran became the first revolutionary theocracy in modern times. Since then, the country has been largely a black box to the West, a sinister presence looming over the horizon. But inside Iran, a breathtaking drama has unfolded since then, as religious thinkers, political operatives, poets, journalists, and activists have imagined and reimagined what Iran should be. They have drawn as deeply on the traditions of the West as of the East and have acted upon their beliefs with urgency and passion, frequently staking their lives for them.-- Publisher
Subject Iran -- Politics and government -- 1979-1997.
Iran -- Politics and government -- 1997-
Iran -- History -- 1979-1997.
Iran -- History -- 1997-
Iran -- Intellectual life -- 20th century.
Iran -- Intellectual life -- 21st century.
Intellectual life. (OCoLC)fst00975769
Politics and government. (OCoLC)fst01919741
Iran. (OCoLC)fst01204889
Chronological Term Since 1900
Genre/Form History. (OCoLC)fst01411628
ISBN 9781594487101
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