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The Last Great Revolution: Turmoil and Transformation in Iran

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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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Feb 25, 2017 rated it liked it
Well written and so in depth at points. I'm sad the information is so out of date at this point and with almost that time could stand still when there was still all this hope in women's rights.
Taylor Costello
Jul 29, 2011 rated it it was amazing
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
Dylan Tran
Feb 12, 2016 rated it really liked it
The Last Great Revolution: Turmoil and Transformation in Iran was a detailed analysis on the trips that reporter Robin Wright took to Iran. It recollected Wright's experiences and what happened on a person who was really there as well as covering key events of the revolution and educating the reader about it. Although the book can get boring, I would recommend this to those who are interested in learning about the Iranian Revolution and want a recollection of the experience of a person who was t ...more
Niharika Rane
Feb 23, 2014 rated it really liked it
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.
Feb 02, 2015 rated it liked it
Shelves: non-fiction
Very insightful
Jun 18, 2007 rated it really liked it
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.
Jim Foley
Feb 14, 2009 rated it really liked it
have read before - a great book
Nov 30, 2007 rated it it was amazing
Fascinating and well written look inside Iran over the last 25 years
Apr 03, 2008 rated it it was amazing
If you want to learn about modern Iranian history, but feel like reading a novel, this book is for you.
Nov 23, 2008 rated it really liked it
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.
Jun 11, 2008 marked it as to-read
Recommended to Janelle by: Nancy Pearl
Read with "The Persian Bride" and "Persian Mirrors"
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