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Homayoonfar, Nioucha

Summary: This coming-of-age memoir, set during the Iranian Revolution, tells the true story of a young girl who moves to Tehran from the U.S. and has to adjust to living in a new country, learning a new language, and starting a new school during one of the most turbulent periods in Iran's history. When five-year-old Nioucha Homayoonfar moves from the U.S. to Iran in 1979, its open society means a life...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: National Geographic 2019

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1 available in New YA Materials, Call number: YA 921 HOM

Follett, Ken.

Summary: Recreates the harrowing, real-life adventure of the successful prison break engineered by Col. Bull Simons, a World War II and Vietnam commando, who rescued two Texans imprisoned in a Teheran jail.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Penguin Books 1991

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1 available in Adult, Call number: 955.054 FOL

Satrapi, Marjane

Summary: An intelligent and outspoken only child, Satrapi--the daughter of radical Marxists and the great-granddaughter of Iran's last emperor--bears witness to a childhood uniquely entwined with the history of her country. Originally published to wide critical acclaim in France, where it elicited comparisons to Art Spiegelman's Maus, Persepolis is Marjane Satrapi's wise, funny, and heartbreaking memoir...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Pantheon 2004

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 741.5 SAT
1 available in Young Adult Collection, Call number: YA 741.5 PER

Hosseini, Ali

Summary: The Place of Stones is Ali Hosseini's newly translated first novel, his second book to appear in English. In it, he paints a vivid portrait of Sangriz, a village in the southern part of Iran where life has been disrupted by industrialization and the revolution of 1979. Haydar and Jamal are best friends, and their families have always made their living from the land in the foothills of Iran's...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Curbstone Books, 2017. 2017

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC HOS

Dumon Tak, Bibi.

Summary: An orphaned Syrian brown bear cub is adopted by Polish soldiers during World War II and serves for five years as their mischievous mascot in Iran and Italy. Based on a true story.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Eerdmans Books for Young Readers 2011

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Djavadi, Négar

Summary: "Kimiâ Sadr fled Iran at the age of ten in the company of her mother and sisters to join her father in France. Now twenty-five and facing the future she has built for herself as well as the prospect of a new generation, Kimiâ is inundated by her own memories and the stories of her ancestors, which come to her in unstoppable, uncontainable waves. In the waiting room of a Parisian fertility...

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Publisher / Publication Date: 2018

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Jervis, Robert

Contents: Adventures in intelligence -- Failing to see that the Shah was in danger : introduction, postmortem, and CIA comments -- Analysis of NFAC's performance on Iran's domestic crisis, mid-1977-7 November 1978 -- CIA comments on the report -- The Iraq WMD intelligence failure : what everyone knows is wrong -- The politics and psychology of intelligence and intelligence reform.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Cornell University Press 2010

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1 available in Adult, Call number: 955.05 JER

Moshiri, Farnoosh.

Summary: The Drum Tower is Farnoosh Moshiri's fourth work of fiction concerned with the deleterious effects of the Iranian Revolution of 1979. This novel, told by a mentally ill, 16-year-old girl, depicts the fall of Drum Tower, the house of a family descended from generations of War Ministers. Rich in characters--Talkhoon, who struggles to control the winds she hears inside her head and who tells the...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Black Heron Press 2014

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC MOS

Andalibian, Rahimeh.

Summary: "In this searing memoir, Iran-born author Rahimeh Andalibian tells the story of her family: their struggle to survive the 1979 revolution, their move to California, and their attempts to acculturate in the face of teenage rebellion, murder, addiction, and new traditions. Andalibian struggles to make sense of two brutal crimes: a rape, solved by her father, and a murder, of which her beloved...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: National Geographic 2015

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 ANDALIBIAN, RAHIMEH AND

Clavell, James.

Summary: For twenty-four tumultuous days after the Shah leaves Iran, a British helicopter company wonders how long its pilots--American, Canadian, British, French, German, and Finnish--will be able to operate throughout the land.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: W. Morrow 1986

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC CLA

De Bellaigue, Christopher

Summary: A biography of one of the first liberals in the Middle East and a remarkable patriot who embodied his nation's struggle for freedom, which led to his untimely demise and resulted in the Islamic Revolution of 1979.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Harper 2012

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1 available in Adult, Call number: 921 MOSADDEQ, MOHAMMAD DEB

Summary: The aim of these lectures is to make viewers feel welcome and comfortable in the company of paintings. By focusing on 65 masterpieces of Western painting, Professor William Kloss offers a vivid, visceral encounter with genius, shining light on the unique technical, stylistic, and expressive achievements of each painting. From the 14th century to the 20th, the images are examined for their...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Teaching Company 2010

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2 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 709 WOR
Call number: DVD 709 WOR

Summary: The development of the arts in Europe from the Middle Ages to the modern era is an astonishing record of cultural achievement, from the breathtaking architecture of Gothic cathedrals to the daring visual experiments of the Cubist painters. We all have our favorite artists, periods, or styles from this immensely rich tradition, but how many of us truly know the full sweep of European art? How...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Teaching Co. 2005

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2 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 709 HIS
Call number: DVD 709 HIS

Cooper, Andrew Scott

Summary: " An immersive, gripping account of the rise and fall of Iran's glamorous Pahlavi dynasty, written with the cooperation of the late Shah's widow, Empress Farah In this remarkably human portrait of one of the twentieth century's most complicated personalities, Mohammad Reza Pahlavi, Andrew Scott Cooper traces the Shah's life from childhood through his ascension to the throne in 1941. He draws...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Henry Holt and Co. 2016

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 955 COO

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1 available in Adult, Call number: 995.05 COO

Waller, Douglas C.

Summary: "The author of the critically acclaimed bestseller Wild Bill Donovan, tells the story of four OSS warriors of World War II. All four later led the CIA. They are the most famous and controversial directors the CIA has ever had-- Allen Dulles, Richard Helms, William Colby, and William Casey. Disciples is the story of these dynamic agents and their daring espionage and sabotage in wartime Europe...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Simon & Schuster 2015

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 940.54 WAL

Summary: Henry, now forty-five, marries Jane Seymour. Jane helps to reconcile Mary with her father, but only after Mary signs a paper admitting that she is illegitimate. Jane gives birth to a son, but dies shortly thereafter. Devastated by Jane's death, Henry locks himself away, drawing fantasy palaces, with caustic court jester Will Sommers as his sole companion. Henry then marries Anne of Cleves, a...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Showtime Entertainment 2009

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Summary: The story of New York Times reporter Sydney Schanberg's friendship with a Cambodian interpreter, Dith Pran, during the time of the 1975 Khmer Rouge revolution.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2016

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1 available in Digital Video Disc, Call number: DVD DRAMA KIL
1 available in Drama DVDs, Call number: DVD DRAMA KIL

Summary: Insiders' observations of the 2003 U.S. invasion of Iraq and the subsequent occupation, featuring commentary from high-ranking officials, Iraqi civilians, American soldiers and prominent analysts. Examines the U.S. policy decisions surrounding the invasion and their consequences in Iraq, including such issues as low U.S. troop levels, the uncontrolled looting of Baghdad, the purging of...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Magnolia Home Entertainment 2007

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1 available in Documentary DVDs, Call number: DVD DOC NO
1 available in TC Film Fest DVDs, Call number: DVD TCFF NO

Meier, Barry.

Summary: "A real-life thriller about a CIA contractor who vanished in Iran and the international manhunt to find him"--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2016

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 LEVINSON, ROBERT MEI

Summary: President Reagan speaks in White House ceremony to honor Iranian Hostages (part 1)

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 1981

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Summary: President Reagan speaks in White House ceremony to honor Iranian Hostages (part 2)

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 1981

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