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People are curious about how life in Iran today, under the Islamic republic, differs from life as it was during the reign of Shah Mohamad Reza Pahlavi. Gail Rose Thompson, who lived there in the 1970s, working for the imperial court as the Shahs horse trainer, has many tales about life during that time and also about the way of life in the country postrevolution. She visit ...more
Hardcover, 390 pages
Published September 15th 2018 by Xlibris Us
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Scott Pettit
Feb 06, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
It's a big story with a big message!

I thought this author did an incredible job of walking me through her journey in Iran; which began with moving to a foreign country and taking on a massive project of dealing with all aspects of the Shah of Iran's incredible stable of horses. The move and the culture shock alone would have encouraged most people to decline the offer. But I quickly concluded that this author(Gail) obviously relished the challenge. Aside from learning the complexities of equestr
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Larry Schaudies
Jun 27, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
great read by my friend Gail Thompson

This is a wonderful combination of stories Gail has shared about her time spent in Iran. She has painted a vivid portrayal of her friends and adventures. I feel like I know them. I highly recommend these books o anyone interested in the history of show jumping especially in another part of the world. Enjoy!!!
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I grew up in Ontario, Canada mostly living in the country, where I was able to enjoy equine activities. I enjoyed the Pony Club, went fox hunting, showed hunters and jumpers and also rode some steeple chasing. When I moved to Iran in the early 1970's I was given the opportunity to ride and train at the Shah's beautiful Imperial Stables which was on the southern edge of the city of Tehran. I helped ...more

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