Tag Archives: Iran

Book Review: The Iran-Iraq War

The Iran-Iraq War, by Efraim Karsh The second book I have read by the author (review forthcoming), this is the first book that I have ever seen in a library relating to this war.  Although the Iran-Iraq war was an … Continue reading

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Book Review: Shahnameh

Shanameh:  The Persian Book Of Kings, written by Abolqasem Ferdowsi, translated by Dick Davis This is a large book to get through and it is likely that few readers will try.  For those who are aware of Persian history, this … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Arts Of Persia

The Arts Of Persia, edited by R.W. Ferrier If you care about the arts of Persia [1] in the period before the Iranian Revolution in 1979, this is definitely a worthwhile book to read.  It certainly is a massive tome, … Continue reading

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Book Review: Where God Was Born

Where God Was Born:  A Daring Adventure Through The Bible’s Greatest Stories, by Bruce Feiler A friend of mine with someone questionable taste in books [1] loaned me this particular volume to read, and it generally matches with many of … Continue reading

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Qatar And The Perils Of Edge Induced Cohesion

For almost as long as I have been writing this particular blog–almost seven years at this point–I have found the problem of the cohesion of the Sunni Arab world to be a subject that comes up over and over again … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Kurds: State And Minority In Turkey, Iraq, And Iran

The Kurds:  State And Minority In Turkey, Iraq, And Iran, by James Ciment It is somewhat noteworthy that this particular book is substantially out of date, and worth mentioning how so at the outset.  Seeking to focus on the relationship … Continue reading

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Book Review: Shadows In The Desert

Shadows In The Desert: Ancient Persia At War, by Dr. Kaveh Farrokh One thing that can be said about this author without any question is that he is a patriotic pro-Persian military historian, who leaves no stone unturned in his … Continue reading

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Audiobook Review: The Caspian Gates

The Caspian Gates, by Harry Sidebottom As someone who enjoys reading about the history of the Roman Empire [1], I figured that a good historical novel would be an acceptable way to spend the time in my lengthy commute, seeing … Continue reading

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Book Review: Operation Nimrod

Operation Nimrod: The Iranian Embassy Seige, by Russell Phillips [Note: This book was provided free of charge by the author in exchange for an honest review.] It is intriguing when one reads a set of books by the same author … Continue reading

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Arba’deen: The Politics Of Assembling Together

At present, the largest annual gathering together of people occurs in the city of Karbala, Iraq, for a festival known as Abra’een, which is a pilgrimage festival commemorating the death of Hussein in Ali after the battle of Karbala, after … Continue reading

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