Let the swords encircle me : Iran--a journey behind the headlines / Scott Peterson
- Peterson, Scott, 1966-
- New York : Simon & Schuster, 2010.
- 1st Simon & Schuster hardcover ed.
- Physical Description:
- 732 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 25 cm
- Introduction : "because for us, the war is not over--" -- Old glory, great Satan -- Scent of heaven -- Cultural Khatami : "westoxication" -- Political Khatami : the enemy within -- Ahmadinejad : the messiah hotline -- In the name of democracy -- The rising -- The reckoning -- The pole of Cain, the pole of Abel.
- "Let the Swords Encircle Me' gives voice to Iranians themselves--the clerics and the reformers, the filmmakers and the journalists, the True Believers and their Westernized and profane brethern--to understand the complexities of Iran today. Though dedicated and in-depth reporting, Peterson shows how every word, image, and sensibility in Iran is often deliciously unexpected and counterintuitive. Ideology matters. So does "resistance." And azadi: freedom" --Cover, p. 2.
- 9781416597285 (hardcover), 141659728X (hardcover), 9781416597292 (pbk.), and 1416597298 (pbk.)
- Bibliography Note:
- Includes bibliographical references (pages -702) and index.
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