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A Listmania! list by Ptfahadan "Pouya" (St. Louia, MO, USA)
The list author says: "This is a list of books I suggest to my non-Iranian friends who are interested in learning more about Iran, its history, art, literature, culture and politics"
A History of Modern Iran
1.  A History of Modern Iran by Ervand Abrahamian
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  "A great academic work on 20th century Iran"
$27.81   Used & New from: $6.99
3.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (15 customer reviews)

Iran Between Two Revolutions (Princeton Studies on the Near East)
2.  Iran Between Two Revolutions (Princeton Studies on the Near East) by Ervand Abrahamian
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  "An important text on modern Iran and roots of 1979 Revolution"
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4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)

All the Shah's Men: An American Coup and the Roots of Middle East Terror
3.  All the Shah's Men: An American Coup and the Roots of Middle East Terror by Stephen Kinzer
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  "about Mosadeq's government and American coup"
$13.16   Used & New from: $1.62
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (238 customer reviews)

A History of Iran: Empire of the Mind
4.  A History of Iran: Empire of the Mind by Michael Axworthy
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  "concise but still very informative summary of Iran History and civilization"
$13.64   Used & New from: $7.50
3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (31 customer reviews)

The Rubaiyat Of Omar Khayyam, Jr. (1902)
5.  The Rubaiyat Of Omar Khayyam, Jr. (1902) by Omar Khayyam Jr.
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  "There is no real translation of Khayyam available but Fitzgerald's translation is obviously a valuable and beautiful dource to learn more about Khayyam and his philosophy"
$12.20   Used & New from: $8.89
2.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)

Food of Life: Ancient Persian and Modern Iranian Cooking and Ceremonies
6.  Food of Life: Ancient Persian and Modern Iranian Cooking and Ceremonies by Najmieh Batmanglij
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  "Like any other ethnic cuisine guide, this book is not perfect but I found it a very well-written and easy-to-follow resource on Persian cuisine that really works for non-Iranians"
$43.82   Used & New from: $32.01
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (199 customer reviews)

Eminent Persians: The Men and Women Who Made Modern Iran, 1941-1979 (2 Volume Set)
7.  Eminent Persians: The Men and Women Who Made Modern Iran, 1941-1979 (2 Volume Set) by Abbas Milani
Used & New from: $138.18
3.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (14 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

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The Shah
8.  The Shah by Abbas Milani
$22.50   Used & New from: $2.99
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (57 customer reviews)

The Persian Sphinx: Amir Abbas Hoveyda and the Riddle of the Iranian Revolution (new edition)
9.  The Persian Sphinx: Amir Abbas Hoveyda and the Riddle of the Iranian Revolution (new edition) by Abbas Milani
$31.50   Used & New from: $26.23
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (17 customer reviews)

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