From Library Journal
Copyright 1997 Reed Business Information, Inc.
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The author was CIA employee who was merely in charge of interviewing Iranian "walk-ins" at the US embassy in Turkey but apparently felt like he was an Iran expert because he had a... Read morePublished on June 29, 2003
This book is completely bogus.
It's basically about an ex-cia agent who becomes obsessed with Iran and goes on a journey to Iran. Read more
Mr. Shirley sneaks into Iran, hiding in the box of a truck, where he should have stayed. He spends 3 or 4 days in Iran, most of it trying not to be seen. Read morePublished on October 10, 1999 by Edward W. Jawer
Somewhat interesting but one can hardly wonder how Mr. "Shirley" has come to be an expert on Iranian and Persian culture after a graduate degree, work in the Near East... Read morePublished on May 21, 1999
The book, it's true, is not a great travelogue, but it is a tremendous insight into the Persian mind and Persian history, as well as into the pathetic posturings of CIA lifers, and... Read morePublished on December 27, 1998 by Philip Levy