The Persian Night

Iran under the Khomeinist Revolution
Author: Amir Taheri
Publisher: Encounter Books
ISBN: 1594035520
Category: Political Science
Page: 424
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Who really rules Iran today? Are the men in official positions merely puppets activated by hidden hands? How are decisions made in a system that appears so chaotic at first glance? Is the current political structure doomed to conflict? These are some of the questions that Amir Taheri addresses in this riveting and timely book. An anatomy of one of the most secretive regimes in the contemporary world, The Persian Night traces the historical, religious, cultural, and political roots of the Khomeinist revolution and analyzes the way it has grown into a pseudo-religious ideology over the past three decades. Taheri dissects a regime that has hijacked a nation of seventy million people and mobilized its resources for global “holy war” against the United States and its allies. From Khomeini’s “divine mission” to President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad’s messianic campaign in the name of the “Hidden Imam,” Iran is on a trajectory towards war. The Persian Night looks into the actual links between the Islamic Republic and terrorist networks including al-Qaeda and Hezballah; the reality of the Iranian nuclear program; the Islamic Republic’s war-making capabilities and strategies; and the origins of the three Khomeinist phobias—women, Jews, and the United States. But as Taheri demonstrates, Khomeinism is not Iran. Today there are two competing Irans: the one manifested in the negative Khomeinist energies that have dragged the nation into its dark night; the other drawing from the long and celebrated history of Persian culture while extending a friendly hand to the West. Successive U.S. administrations, along with most European governments, have failed to understand the reality of the Khomeinist regime and at times have even aided its pursuit of weapons of mass destruction, including a nuclear arsenal. Taheri provides a set of imaginative suggestions for more effective ways of dealing with Iran.

The Mirage of Peace

Understanding the Never-Ending Conflict in the Middle East
Author: David Aikman
Publisher: Gospel Light Publications
ISBN: 0830746056
Category: Religion
Page: 256
View: 1884
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Former TIME Magazine Jerusalem bureau chief David Aikman takes a sober, balanced impactful look at the Middle East, bringing a journalist’s mind and a believer’s heart to his examination of a region aflame. In this timely and informed exploration of current Middle East issues that goes beyond headlines and sound bites, Aikman fills in the blanks for thoughtful Christians, accurately tracing recent history and fairly portraying the leaders who have made that history. With a firm grasp on a biblical understanding of Israel’s past, present and future, he turns a critical eye on the political and religious policies of the region’s prime players, resorting neither to blind pro Israeli sentiment nor to reactionary pro Palestinian bias. Aikman challenges us to a uniquely Christian approach to the Middle East, respect, reason and love, rather than unqualified tolerance on the one hand or religious crusading on the other.

The Iranian Revolution


Author: Noah Berlatsky
Publisher: Greenhaven Publishing LLC
ISBN: 0737757930
Category: Young Adult Nonfiction
Page: 208
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This book explores the historical and cultural events leading up to and following the Iranian uprising of 1978-1979. Readers will learn about issues surrounding the Iranian Revolution, such as the role of United States policy in fueling the unrest, the impact of the western press on anti-Khomeini sentiment, and parallels to the Green Revolution of 2009-2010. Personal narratives from people impacted by the Revolution, including a British diplomat eyewitness and an arrested Iranian feminist, are featured.

U. S. Marines in the Persian Gulf, 1990-1991

With Marine Forces Afloat in Desert Shield and Desert Storm
Author: Ronald J. Brown
Publisher: DIANE Publishing
ISBN: 9780788185632
Category:
Page: 253
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An account of operations by the embarked Marine units in the Persian Gulf from Aug. 1990 to May 1991. Tells the story of the 4th & 5th Marine Expeditionary Brig. (MEBs) & the 13th & 11th Marine Exped. Units (MEUs) which comprised the Marine Forces Afloat (MFA) during Operations Desert Shield (ODS) & Desert Storm. The MFA came into existence early in ODS when the seaborne 4th MEB joined the forward-deployed 13th Marine Expeditionary Unit in the North Arabian Sea in mid-Sep. These Marines were later joined by the 5th Marine Exped. Brig. during what would become the longest continuous shipboard deployment by a brigade-sized force in Marine Corps history. Maps.

The Arabian nights' entertainments


Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category:
Page: N.A
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Der islamische Faschismus

Eine Analyse
Author: Hamed Abdel-Samad
Publisher: Droemer eBook
ISBN: 3426422468
Category: Religion
Page: 240
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Der Islamismus entstand parallel zum italienischen Faschismus und zum Nationalsozialismus. Sein faschistoides Gedankengut reicht allerdings weit zurück – es ist bereits im Ur-Islam angelegt. Hamed Abdel-Samad schlägt in seiner Analyse einen Bogen von den Ursprüngen des Islam bis hin zur Gegenwart. Ein provokantes Buch, dessen Thesen Hamed Abdel-Samad eine Mord-Fatwa einbrachten.

The Persian Adventurer

Being the Sequel of "The Kuzzilbash"
Author: James Baillie Fraser
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category:
Page: 365
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Dictionary of the Persian (and arabic) and English language


Author: Adam Wailly
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category:
Page: N.A
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A Dictionary of the Persian and Arabic Languages


Author: Joseph Barretto
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category:
Page: 921
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The Arabian nights' entertainments, revised and annotated by J. Mason


Author: James Mason
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category:
Page: N.A
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The Road to Fatima Gate

The Beirut Spring, the Rise of Hezbollah, and the Iranian War Against Israel
Author: Michael Totten
Publisher: Encounter Books
ISBN: 1594036551
Category: History
Page: 376
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The Road to Fatima Gate is a first-person narrative account of revolution, terrorism, and war during history’s violent return to Lebanon after fifteen years of quiet. Michael J. Totten’s version of events in one of the most volatile countries in the world’s most volatile region is one part war correspondence, one part memoir, and one part road movie. He sets up camp in a tent city built in downtown Beirut by anti-Syrian dissidents, is bullied and menaced by Hezbollah’s supposedly friendly “media relations” department, crouches under fire on the Lebanese-Israeli border during the six-week war in 2006, witnesses an Israeli ground invasion from behind a line of Merkava tanks, sneaks into Hezbollah’s postwar rubblescape without authorization, and is attacked in Beirut by militiamen who enforce obedience to the “resistance” at the point of a gun. From the Cedar Revolution that ousted the occupying Syrian military regime in 2005 to the devastating war between Israel and Hezbollah in 2006 to Hezbollah’s slow-motion but violent assault on Lebanon’s elected government and capital, Totten’s account is both personal and comprehensive. He simplifies the bewildering complexity of the Middle East; gains access to major regional players as well as to the man on the street; and personally witnesses most of the events he describes. The Road to Fatima Gate should be indispensable reading for anyone interested in the Middle East, Iran’s expansionist foreign policy, the Arab-Israeli conflict, asymmetric warfare, and terrorism in the aftermath of September 11.

Conduct of the Persian Gulf Conflict

An Interim Report to Congress
Author: N.A
Publisher: DIANE Publishing
ISBN: 9780788104312
Category:
Page: 250
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Includes responses to 26 questions asked by the Congress, including: military objectives, military strategy, deployment of troops, use of special operations forces, employment and performance of U.S. military equipment, logistics support, acquisitions policy, personnel management, role of women, effectiveness of reserves, intelligence and counterintelligence, environmental terrorism, rules of engagement, C3 operations, rules of engagement, media policies and procedures, use of deception, preparedness, number of military and civilian casualties, acquisition of foreign military technology from Iraq, and more. Glossary and map.

The Persian and Turkish Tales, Compleat


Author: François Pétis de La Croix
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Persian literature
Page: N.A
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Narrative of the Residence of the Persian Princes in London, in 1835 and 1836

With an Account of Their Journey from Persia, and Subsequent Adventures
Author: James Baillie Fraser
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Europe
Page: N.A
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Narrative of the Residence of the Persian Princess in London, in 1835 and 1836, With An Account of Their Journey From Persia, and Subsequent Adventures


Author: James Baillie Fraser
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category:
Page: N.A
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Narrative of the residence of the Persian princes in London, in 1835 and 1836. With an account of their journey from Persia, and subsequent adventures


Author: James Baillie Fraser
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category:
Page: N.A
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The Persian Pickle Club

20th Anniversary Edition
Author: Sandra Dallas
Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin
ISBN: 1466857285
Category: Fiction
Page: 224
View: 7394
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It is the 1930s, and hard times have hit Harveyville, Kansas, where the crops are burning up, and there's not a job to be found. For Queenie Bean, a young farm wife, a highlight of each week is the gathering of the Persian Pickle Club, a group of local ladies dedicated to improving their minds, exchanging gossip, and putting their quilting skills to good use. When a new member of the club stirs up a dark secret, the women must band together to support and protect one another. In her magical, memorable novel, Sandra Dallas explores the ties that unite women through good times and bad.

Select Odes from the Persian Poet Hafez


Author: Ḥāfiẓ
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Persian language
Page: 131
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A History of Greece


Author: John Bagnell Bury
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1108082203
Category: History
Page: 952
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This very readable 1900 work became a standard textbook on ancient Greek history to the death of Alexander the Great.

Dalziel's Illustrated Arabian Nights' Entertainments


Author: Henry William Dulcken
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Fairy tales
Page: 822
View: 8318
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