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Top Reviewer Ranking: 2,074 - Total Helpful Votes: 635 of 899
Revolutionary Iran by Axworthy   Michael
Revolutionary Iran by Axworthy Michael
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This is an impressive, lucid analysis of Iran and a fascinating read.

Iran is a very misunderstood country in so many ways and having a read of this book will increase your understanding of it considerably. A well structured and readable account of Iran since 1979- well worth a look.
Distant Love by Ulrich Beck
Distant Love by Ulrich Beck
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I enjoy the work of Ulrich Beck and this is an interesting academic study of long distance relationships.

It looks at the phenomenon from a number of angles- the economic, the social and emotional- and is a great, studied 'snapshot' of our current times, ladened as they are with economic pressures and cultural expectations more often than not imposed on us by a ubiquitous media. A good book well worth a look.
Will the Middle East Implode? (Global Futures) by Mohammed Ayoob
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A timely read considering what is going on in Gaza at the moment and an excellent introduction to the complexities of middle eastern politics. The dynamics of recent events in particular are well charted and although one feels better informed after reading this book, you can't help but feel desperately pessimistic about there being any solutions or positive outcomes any time soon.

A great book though part of what is developing into a very good series.