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The lonely war : one woman's account of the struggle for modern Iran
The lonely war : one woman's account of the struggle for modern Iran
Fathi, Nazila, 1970-2014
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Scope and content: "As a nine-year-old Tehrani schoolgirl during the Iranian Revolution, Nazila Fathi watched her country change before her eyes. The revolutionaries--most of them poor, uneducated, and radicalized--seized jobs, housing, and positions of power, transforming Iranian society practically overnight. But this socioeconomic revolution had an unintended effect. As Fathi shows, the forces unleashed in 1979 inadvertently created a robust Iranian middle class, one that today hungers for more personal freedoms and a renewed relationship with the outside world. And unless an international confrontation allows Iranian leaders to justify an internal crackdown, this internal pressure for reform will soon set the country on a more stable track. In The Lonely War, Fathi describes Iran's awakening alongside her own, revealing how moderates are retaking the country--and how foreign powers can aid their progress"--
Imprint:
New York : Basic Books / Perseus Books, 2014
Collation:
xiv, 297 pages : illustrations, map ; 25 cm.
Notes:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 273-284) and index.
Contents:
Part One. The Formative Years, 1979-1989 -- The Revolution -- Nessa -- The Time of Horror -- "World Powers Did It!" -- The Cleansing -- The War -- Our Bodies, Our Battlefields -- Masoud -- The War Ends -- Part Two. Awakening. 1989-1999 -- After Khomeini -- Meeting a Hawk -- The Intelligence Ministry -- The War Revisited -- The Walls Come Crashing Down -- Nessa Mourns -- A Force of Change -- Reform -- The Regime Strikes Back -- Part Three. The Decade of Confrontation, 1999-2009 -- The Reformists Speak Out -- No Fear of Authority -- The "Good" Children of the Revolution -- The "Bad" Children of the Revolution -- Nasrin -- The Rising Tide -- End of an Era -- Exile.
ISBN:
9780465069996
Dewey class:
955.054092B955.054
Language:
English
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Brighton LibraryBiography955.054 FATAvailable
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