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  • Letters to My Torturerby Houshand Asadi

    Oneworld Publications 2010; US$ 14.95

    Houshang Asadi?s Letters to My Torturer is one of the most harrowing accounts of human suffering to emerge from Iran and is now available for the first time in paperback. Kept in solitary confinement for over two years in one of the most infamous prisons in Tehran, prominent Iranian journalist, Houshang Asadi suffered inhuman degradations and brutal,... more...

  • Iranby Homa Katouzian

    Oneworld Publications 2013; US$ 14.95

    As the Western-Iranian impasse continues to dominate international affairs, politicians and the media confidently proclaim Iran the greatest threat to the Western World. But this villainous mask obscures a far more complex identity formed by a vibrant and tumultuous history. Revealing the true face of this troubled country, acclaimed expert Homa... more...

  • Karim Khan Zandby John R. Perry

    Oneworld Publications 2012; US$ 40.00

    A forward thinking and notably popular leader, Karim Khan Zand (1705-1779) was the founder of the Zand dynasty in Iran. In this insightful profile of a man before his time, esteemed academic John Perry shows how by opening up international trade, employing a fair fiscal system and showing respect for existing religious institutions, Karim Khan succeeded... more...

  • Creating the Arabian Gulfby Paul J. Rich

    Lexington Books 2009; US$ 39.99

    Whether called 'Arabian' or 'Persian,' the Gulf is one of the most politically important regions of the world, and its history is necessary in understanding the contemporary Middle East. Paul Rich draws on previously closed archives to document the actual heritage of the area and dispel the myths, showing that the influences of Britain and India are... more...

  • The Gulf Military Balanceby Anthony H. Cordesman; Bryan Gold; Garrett Berntsen

    Center for Strategic & International Studies 2014; US$ 49.99

    The United States faces major challenges in dealing with Iran, the threat of terrorism, and the tide of political instability in the Arabian Peninsula. The presence of some of the world?s largest reserves of oil and natural gas, vital shipping lanes, and Shia populations throughout the region have made the peninsula the focal point of US and Iranian... more...

  • The Secret War with Iranby Ronen Bergman

    Oneworld Publications 2013; US$ 13.99

    While many now fear a looming war with Iran, few know that this war is already raging and has been doing so for the past three decades. Starting from the aftermath of the Iranian revolution, intelligence expert Ronen Bergman details the complex array of political manoeuvring, assassination attempts, arms trading, and suicide bombs that have characterised... more...

  • Then They Came For Meby Maziar Bahari

    Oneworld Publications 2012; US$ 10.99

    Maziar Bahari left London in June 2009 to cover Iran?s contested presidential elections for Newsweek magazine. He thought he?d be returning in just a few days to Paola, his pregnant fiancée. Instead, he was incarcerated under false charges of espionage in Iran?s most notorious prison. His release came four months later, only after a global campaign... more...

  • The Girl Who Lived on Airby Stephen Wade

    Seren 2014; US$ 14.57

    For two years Sarah Jacob was the Welsh Fasting Girl who ‘lived on air?. Did she really take neither food or drink in that time? Although Sarah lived in remote rural Carmarthenshire in the 1860s she became a national sensation through the newspapers – people from all over Britain traveled to see this miraculous young girl, leaving gifts of money…... more...

  • Iranian Rappers and Persian Pornby Jamie Maslin

    Skyhorse Publishing 2009; US$ 24.95

    Iran looms large in the psyche of modern America. For decades, it has been ?the enemy,? its government taunting us and attacking our Western, secular lifestyle. That is largely the Iranian government, however, not the Iranian people. Here?s the proof. When Jamie Maslin decides to backpack the entire length of the Silk Road, he decides to travel... more...

  • The Sasanian World through Georgian Eyesby Stephen H. Rapp

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 154.95

    Georgian literary sources for Late Antiquity are commonly held to be later productions devoid of historical value. As a result, scholarship outside the Republic of Georgia has privileged Graeco-Roman and even Armenian narratives. However, when investigated within the dual contexts of a regional literary canon and the active participation of Caucasia’s... more...