Search Results: "Abbas Milani"


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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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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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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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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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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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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 >