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Upon Water & Fire: Biography (Persian Edition) (Persian) Paperback – January 12, 2013
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این کتاب را به علاقمندان تاریخ صد ساله اخیر ایران، بخصوص فارغ التحصیلان دانشگاه شریف ( آریامهر ) توصیه میکنم.
Dr. Fredun Hojabri is an academic with vision, love for humanity and his country; while neither a chauvinist nor member of a political party, and this why his story could be completely believed and enthusiastically followed. I hope this book opens the door for others to share their untold stories.
In contrast to the bulk of the current western literature about modern Iran and Iranians that has traditionally focused on the royals and their religious successors, and the political gridlock between the Islamic Republic of Iran and the West, Upon Water & Fire is the candid and courageous voice of one of the academic pioneers of Iran's blossoming higher education of mid-20th century and his contemporaries, providing an insider's view of the crucial events before and after the Islamic revolution--particularly the dynamics and politics of the oil industry--that has irrevocably rearranged and remade the face of Iran and contributed to the volatility and instability of the Middle East.
Written in Persian using a mix of prose and poetry, Upon Water & Fire benefits from numerous pictures putting the engaging narrative in the context of time and place, extensive footnotes, and an index. Most names and terms have been translated to English for clarity and readability. A full translation of text to English will make this important book accessible to a wider global audience, interested in the history of modern Iran and the politics of the greater Middle East.
Upon Water & Fire (hopefully) paves the way for other insightful Iranians who have witnessed the profound historical events of the last half-a-century to collectively capture the colorful memories of a civic-minded generation, before it is all but forgotten.