Search Results: "Abol Hassan Bani-Sadr"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: May 7, 1991

"Nonetheless, frequent sensational accusations render his tale an eccentric, implausible commentary on the tragic folly of the Iranian Revolution."
Bani-Sadr, president of the Islamic Republic of Iran during the American hostage crisis and the early stages of Iran's war with Iraq, offers an interesting-though frequently incredible and consistently self-serving-memoir of his brief tenure in office. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 16, 2002

"Flawed, but informative on Persian history and literature."
An intellectual family trip across Iran to find a long-lost friend. Read full book review >

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CLEANSING BY FIRE by Y.S. Hassan
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: March 19, 2011

"A boisterous but oddly claustrophobic sword-and-sorcery epic."
In Hassan's fantasy thriller, that most hellish of settings, an office, is the arena for a duel between a young superhero and his demonic opponents. 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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CRASH AND BURN by Michael Hassan
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Feb. 19, 2013

"No fire here, just fizzle. (Fiction. 14 & up)"
Two teens' long-standing conflict culminates in an aborted school shooting in this bloated debut. Read full book review >

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ONE LAND, ONE KING by Y.S. Hassan
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: April 22, 2010

"Hassan's aggressive morality tale marries mortal combat with heavenly and demonic influences, but fuller characters would've added resonance to the adventure."
The battle of good versus evil forms the crux of Hassan's action-packed, fantastical tale of knights, a powerful king and a divine boy. Read full book review >

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THE CORPSE EXHIBITION by Hassan Blasim
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 28, 2014

"A collection of fractured-mirror reality stories for fans of Günter Grass, Gabriel García Márquez or Jorge Luis Borges."
Blasim debuts with 14 surrealist stories about his beleaguered homeland, Iraq, and its people. Read full book review >

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THE PENGUIN'S SONG by Hassan Daoud
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 1, 2014

"A novel that defies expectations as it summons up the displacement and dehumanization that can come with war."
Daoud's claustrophobic novel hauntingly conveys one family's isolation after being relocated during the Lebanese civil war. Read full book review >

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TRADE by Tareq A. Hassan
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: March 23, 2012

"A fast, brutal thriller about manipulation, drugs and terrorism."
When the CIA cracks a local terrorist cell in Hassan's debut spy thriller, the higher-ups begin planning an international operation—then 9/11 happens. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 16, 2007

"Scores more hits than misses as an interfaith dialogue seeking not converts but understanding."
Qazwini, head of the oldest and largest Shi'a mosque in the United States, seeks to bridge misunderstandings between Americans and Muslims through his life story and interpretations of various Islamic worldviews. Read full book review >