Search Results: "Abbas Milani"


BOOK REVIEW

THE SHAH by Abbas Milani
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 4, 2011

"A stimulating biography and a thorough examination of the makeup of an entire nation."
An incisive portrait of a deeply riven man and his country. Read full book review >

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TALES OF TWO CITIES by Abbas Milani
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 1, 1996

"This book would support that theory. (b&w photos, not seen)"
An exceptional, emotionally blooded memoir of a young man's life in modern Iran—viewed from the perspective of his self- chosen exile. Read full book review >

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ON TWO FEET AND WINGS by Abbas Kazerooni
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 21, 2014

"Readers are often promised unforgettable protagonists—this memoir delivers one. (author's note) (Memoir. 9-14)"
Abbas and his mother are about to board a plane for Turkey when authorities order her to remain in post-Revolution Iran with his father, Karim; Abbas, at Karim's insistence, flies alone to Istanbul to stay and apply for a British visa—he is 9. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: June 24, 2014

"Important reading for students of geopolitics and Central Asian affairs."
As NATO troops leave Afghanistan, writes national security scholar Abbas (South and Central Asia Program/National Defense Univ.; Pakistan's Drift into Extremism: Allah, the Army and America's War on Terror, 2005, etc.) in this provocative study, they leave the Taliban increasingly back in charge. Read full book review >

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Somewhere! (Hunaak!) by Ibraheem Abbas
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: June 28, 2014

"A blur of self-indulgence and high-tech battles obscures a deeper message."
Abbas' (HWJN, 2013) latest novel mixes sci-fi, fantasy and pure adolescent adventure. Read full book review >

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HWJN (English 2nd Edition) by Ibraheem Abbas
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Jan. 22, 2014

"More of a curiosity than a compelling read for an American sci-fi audience."
Saudi novelist Abbas' sci-fi debut takes place in two overlapping worlds as a young Jinn reaches out to a human in another dimension. Read full book review >

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A.D. by Josh Neufeld
Released: Aug. 18, 2009

"Bristling with attitude and pungent with social awareness."
Graphic artist Neufeld paints an emotive portrait of New Orleans during and after Hurricane Katrina, as seen through the eyes of seven of the city's citizens. Read full book review >

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THE AMATEUR SPY by Dan Fesperman
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 5, 2008

"Despite the flaws, well worth reading—Fesperman's empathy for his protagonists, struggling to do the right thing, is impressive."
Middle East intrigue swirls around an aid worker forced into a clandestine post-retirement mission—more classy suspense from Fesperman (The Prisoner of Guantánamo, 2006, etc.). Read full book review >

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MONTECORE by Jonas Hassen Khemiri
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 14, 2011

"Khemiri adds a distinctive and quirky voice—actually several of them—to contemporary literature."
A distinguished, linguistically complex narrative that examines the ordeals of a Tunisian immigrant to Sweden. Read full book review >

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CRIME by Ferdinand von Schirach
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 13, 2011

"Thinly veiled memoir or literary gamesmanship? You be the judge."
An unusual, unsettling collection of short narratives, originally published in Germany in 2009, that blur the distinction between life and art. Read full book review >