books of the month
Search our site
The Songaminute Man How Music Brought My Father Home Again by Simon McDermott Read the opening extract of the brand new Simon McDermott book before its publication on 05/04/2018

Persian Perils by Barry Anderson


Persian Perils by Barry Anderson

An American's personal accounts of events in 1978 and 1979 leading up to the Iranian revolution and the fall of the Shah of Iran. Chapters cover evacuation, sightseeing, food & culture and the political chaos during this turbulent period in the Middle East and, specifically, Iran. From the tension at Mehrabad Airport during the desperate evacuation; to the smells and tastes of the kabobs, breads, fruits and desserts on the city streets; to the awe and majesty of Percepolis and Shriaz; to visits to the morgue and jails of Tehran; reading this book will make the reader feel like they are there. A copy of the death threat tacked on the author's door brings home the tension and stress the American expatriates were experiencing. The book has many pictures taken by the author during his assignment in Tehran. Through the author's experiences, some humorous and others frightening, the reader will develop a better understanding regarding the great divide between Iran and America that exists even today.

About the Author

Loading other formats...

Book Info

Publication date

3rd August 2006


Barry Anderson

More books by Barry Anderson
Author 'Like for Like'



196 pages


Travel & holiday



It is a website dedicated to those who adore reading It really is a one stop shop for book lovers. Love it!

Edel Waugh

The best new books on the market, reviewed honestly, to give your readers the best choices.

Julie Cook

For me, to read is to learn, to reflect, to escape, to think, to contemplate and my time for space and calm.

Sally Ellsmore

Lovereading is pitched at just the right level for all the various types of people who enjoy reading in its many forms.

Pam Woodburn

Lovereading has all the new books and also suggestions for 'similar' authors whilst waiting for your favourites new books.

Carol Peace

If you love reading, then you'll love Lovereading! Full of tips & info for every discerning reader.

Lynne Rapson

It's a lively, independent website with reviews, recommendations and more - with a huge range of books available to buy in all formats.

Alison Layland

Thanks to Lovereading I have discovered new writers and read books I would never had looked twice at - and enjoyed them.

Angela Rhodes