2007 Demographic #05 Iran Top Books

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Guests of the Ayatollah: The Iran Hostage Crisis: The First Battle in America's War with Militant Islam
1.  Guests of the Ayatollah: The Iran Hostage Crisis: The First Battle in America’s War with Militant Islam by Mark Bowden
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“Bowden is one of the very best (and most ethical) chroniclers in this genre.”
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Showdown with Nuclear Iran: Radical Islam's Messianic Mission to Destroy Israel and Cripple the United States
2.  Showdown with Nuclear Iran: Radical Islam’s Messianic Mission to Destroy Israel and Cripple the United States by Jerome R. Corsi
The list author says:
“Somewhat overstated.  People forget that Iran is Persian, not Arab, and it may well be vastly more intelligence and reliable, and it is certainly much less corrupt, than any of the Arab dictators we support.”
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All the Shah's Men: An American Coup and the Roots of Middle East Terror
3.  All the Shah’s Men: An American Coup and the Roots of Middle East Terror by Stephen Kinzer
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“The beginning of the end of American influence in this area.”
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9/11 Synthetic Terror: Made in USA, Fourth Edition
4.  9/11 Synthetic Terror: Made in USA, Fourth Edition by Webster Griffin Tarpley
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“A 9/11 connection, not with Iran, but with America attempting to blame others.”
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I Accuse: Jimmy Carter and the Rise of Militant Islam
5.  I Accuse: Jimmy Carter and the Rise of Militant Islam by Philip Pilevsky
The list author says:
“Worth a read.  The Iranians were prepared to vacate the Embassy on the next day, and were surprised by Carter’s being so mild that they ended up holding the hostages for year with the added bonus of a failed US special operation (Desert One).”
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Hidden Iran: Paradox and Power in the Islamic Republic
6.  Hidden Iran: Paradox and Power in the Islamic Republic by Ray Takeyh
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“Useful complexity.”
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Target Iran: The Truth About the White House's Plans for Regime Change
7.  Target Iran: The Truth About the White House’s Plans for Regime Change by Scott Ritter
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“Absolute truth.”
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The Ends of the Earth: From Togo to Turkmenistan, from Iran to Cambodia, a Journey to the Frontiers of Anarchy
8.  The Ends of the Earth: From Togo to Turkmenistan, from Iran to Cambodia, a Journey to the Frontiers of Anarchy by Robert D. Kaplan
The list author says:
“Neo-conservative viewpoint, does not stop to consider that Western looting over the past two centuries might be a major cause of global poverty and commensurate instability.”
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Confronting Iran: The Failure of American Foreign Policy and the Next Great Crisis in the Middle East
9.  Confronting Iran: The Failure of American Foreign Policy and the Next Great Crisis in the Middle East by Ali M. Ansari
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“Part of the anser.”
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Iran: The Coming Crisis: Radical Islam, Oil, and the Nuclear Threat
10.  Iran: The Coming Crisis: Radical Islam, Oil, and the Nuclear Threat by Mark Hitchcock
The list author says:
“Several books along these lines.  The reality is that Iran is not a threat, it is US misbehavior and belligerency, and the US armed presence in the region, that is so destabilizing.”
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The Persian Puzzle: The Conflict Between Iran and America
11.  The Persian Puzzle: The Conflict Between Iran and America by Kenneth M. Pollack
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“Serious author, worth a read.”
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The Soul of Iran: A Nation's Journey to Freedom
12.  The Soul of Iran: A Nation’s Journey to Freedom by Afshin Molavi
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“Looking inside the mind of a nation.”
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Modern Iran: Roots and Results of Revolution, Updated Edition
13.  Modern Iran: Roots and Results of Revolution, Updated Edition by Nikki R. Keddie
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“Overview.”
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Living In Hell: A True Odyssey of a Woman's Struggle in Islamic Iran Against Personal and Political Forces
14.  Living In Hell: A True Odyssey of a Woman’s Struggle in Islamic Iran Against Personal and Political Forces by Ghazal Omid
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“The downside of Islam.”
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We Are Iran: The Persian Blogs
15.  We Are Iran: The Persian Blogs by Nasrin Alavi
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“Modern insights.”
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The Silk Roads, 2nd: includes routes through Syria, Turkey, Iran, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan, Pakistan and China (Silk Roads: A Route & Planning Guide)
16.  The Silk Roads, 2nd: includes routes through Syria, Turkey, Iran, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan, Pakistan and China (Silk Roads: A Route & Planning Guide) by Paul Wilson
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“Superb historical context.”
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Making Islam Democratic: Social Movements and the Post-Islamist Turn (Stanford Studies in Middle Eastern and I)
17.  Making Islam Democratic: Social Movements and the Post-Islamist Turn (Stanford Studies in Middle Eastern and I) by Assef Bayat
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“Superb context.”
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Iran: A People Interrupted
18.  Iran: A People Interrupted by Hamid Dabashi
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“From the heart.”
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