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The Resource We heard the heavens then : a memoir of Iran, Aria Minu-Sepehr

We heard the heavens then : a memoir of Iran, Aria Minu-Sepehr

Label
We heard the heavens then : a memoir of Iran
Title
We heard the heavens then
Title remainder
a memoir of Iran
Statement of responsibility
Aria Minu-Sepehr
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
A memoir told from two vantage points: a boy growing up in 1970s Iran, faster than any child should, observing and recoiling in the moment of a terrifying revolution and change of power-- and the adult who's dedicated to a measured assessment of the events that shaped him. Aria Minu-Sepehr takes us back through his explosive youth, into the heart of the revolution when a boy's hero, his own father, held up as the nations pride, became a hunted man
Summary
The 1970s were the end result of half a century of Westernization in Iran. When the Shah was overthrown and the Ayatollah rose to power in 1979, Aria's idyllic life skidded to a halt. As the surreal began to invade the mundane, with family friends disappearing every day and resources growing scarce, Aria found himself torn between being the man of the house and being a much needed source of comic relief. His antics shone a bright light for his family, showing them how to escape, if only momentarily, the grief and horror that a vengeful revolution brought into their lives. Aria Minu-Sepehr takes us back through his explosive youth, into the heart of the revolution when a boy's hero, held up as the nation's pride, became a hunted man
Tone
Writing style
Biography type
autobiography
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10109718
Cataloging source
TOH
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Minu-Sepehr, Aria
Dewey number
  • 955.05/3092
  • B
Illustrations
portraits
Index
no index present
LC call number
DS316.9.M56
LC item number
A3 2012
Literary form
non fiction
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True
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  • Minu-Sepehr, Aria
  • Iranians
  • Iran
  • Iran
  • Iran Hostage Crisis, 1979-1981
  • Iran
  • United States
Target audience
adult
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a memoir of Iran
Label
We heard the heavens then : a memoir of Iran, Aria Minu-Sepehr
Instantiates
Publication
Control code
ocn779360516
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
1st Free Press hardcover ed.
Extent
xii, 240 p.
Isbn
9781451652185
Other physical details
ports.
System control number
(OCoLC)779360516
Label
We heard the heavens then : a memoir of Iran, Aria Minu-Sepehr
Publication
Control code
ocn779360516
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
1st Free Press hardcover ed.
Extent
xii, 240 p.
Isbn
9781451652185
Other physical details
ports.
System control number
(OCoLC)779360516

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