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The Last Great Revolution: Turmoil and Transformation in Iran

3.93 of 5 stars 3.93  ·  rating details  ·  119 ratings  ·  11 reviews
Robin Wright has reported from over 120 countries for many leading news organizations, but her perceptive coverage of Iran has garnered her the most respect and praise among her colleagues. In The Last Great Revolution, Wright meticulously describes the ongoing transformation of society, politics and religion that ranges from the empowerment of women to the blossoming of a ...more
Paperback, 384 pages
Published February 13th 2001 by Vintage (first published January 25th 2000)
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Taylor Costello
Here's a few of the things I noted as I read The Last Great Revolution: Turmoil and Transformation in Iran, journalist Robin Wright revealing portrait of the new nation-state of Iran:

1) The Iranian government loves statistics
2) They hate neckties
3) Conservatives are equal to the obstructionist counterparts in U.S.
4) Ironically, the U.S. is behind the curve to Iran on taking measures to curb population growth, even as the latter country fails at the job
5) With several decades of governing under t
Niharika Rane
This book discusses the Iranian revolution in an interesting manner. Wright manages to engage the audience by including her experience in post-revolutionary Iran. She included a brief history of events and a quick geographical note in one of her chapters. Furthermore, she included interesting topics such as the women's rights movement in Iran. Overall, this book did a wonderful job in adding to my knowledge about the revolution.
Jun 23, 2007 MM rated it 5 of 5 stars
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What I loved most about this book was the way Wright was able to convey her love for Iran and Iranians yet maintain an unbiased as she told the story of the revolution. Very thought provoking and informative.
This is a very good, easy-to-read history of the Islamic Revolution by journalist Robin Wright, who has spend much time in Iran and was on the ground before (and, I believe, during) the Revolution.
Story about the realities of modern-day Iran and the revolution within the revolution currently underway within Iran. Iran, a nation of great contrasts, is vividly portrayed in this work.
If you want to learn about modern Iranian history, but feel like reading a novel, this book is for you.
Fascinating and well written look inside Iran over the last 25 years
Jun 11, 2008 Janelle marked it as to-read
Recommended to Janelle by: Nancy Pearl
Read with "The Persian Bride" and "Persian Mirrors"
Jim Foley
have read before - a great book
Very insightful
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