Persian Mirrors

Persian Mirrors

The Elusive Face of Iran

Book - 2000
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No American reporter has more experience covering Iran or more access to the private corners of Iranian society than Elaine Sciolino. As a correspondent for "Newsweek "and "The New York Times," she has reported on the key events of the past two decades. She was aboard the airplane that brought Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini to Tehran in 1979; she was there for the Iranian revolution, the hostage crisis, the Iran-Iraq war, the rise of President Mohammad Khatami, and the riots of the summer of 1999.

In "Persian Mirrors," Sciolino takes us into the public and private spaces of Iran -- the bazaars, beauty salons, aerobics studios, courtrooms, universities, mosques, and the presidential palace -- to capture the vitality of a society so often misunderstood by Americans. She demystifies a country of endless complexity where, on the streets, women swathe themselves in black and, behind high walls, they adorn themselves with makeup and jewelry; where the laws of Islam are the law of the land, and yetthe government advertises as tourist attractions the ruins of the pre-Islamic imperial capital at Persepolis and the synagogue where Queen Esthe

Publisher: New York : Free Press, c2000
ISBN: 9780684862903
0684862905
Branch Call Number: 955.0504 S417p 2000
Characteristics: viii, 402 p., [16] p. of plates : ill., map ; 25 cm

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