Children Of Paradise: The Struggle For The Soul Of Iran by Laura SecorChildren Of Paradise: The Struggle For The Soul Of Iran by Laura Secor

Children Of Paradise: The Struggle For The Soul Of Iran

byLaura Secor

Paperback | February 7, 2017

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Shortlisted for the Lionel Gelber Prize
Finalist for the PEN/John Kenneth Galbraith Award for Nonfiction

The drama that shaped today's Iran, from the Revolution to the present day

In 1979, seemingly overnight, Iran became the first revolutionary theocracy in modern times. Since then, the country has been largely a black box to the West, a sinister presence on the world stage. But inside Iran, a breathtaking drama has unfolded as religious thinkers, political operatives, poets, journalists, and activists have imagined and reimagined what Iran should be. They have drawn as deeply on the traditions of the West as on the East and have acted upon their beliefs with urgency and passion, frequently staking their lives for them.
     With more than a decade of experience reporting on, researching, and writing about Iran, Laura Secor narrates this unprecedented history as a story of individuals caught up in the slipstream of their time, seizing and wielding ideas powerful enough to shift their country's course as they wrestle with Iran's apparatus of violent repression as well as its rich and often tragic history. Essential reading at this moment when the world has never been more entwined, Children of Paradise will stand as a classic of political reporting, an indelible portrait of a nation and its people striving for change.
LAURA SECOR has written about Iran for The New Yorker, The New York Times Magazine, Foreign Affairs, The New Republic, and other publications, and has worked at The New York Times, The Boston Globe, The American Prospect, and Lingua Franca. She has been a fellow at the New York Public Library's Cullman Center and the American Academy i...
Title:Children Of Paradise: The Struggle For The Soul Of IranFormat:PaperbackDimensions:528 pages, 9 × 6 × 1 inPublished:February 7, 2017Publisher:Penguin CanadaLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0143168231

ISBN - 13:9780143168232

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