23 of 26 people found the following review helpful
Can't believe no one's reviewed this yet!,
This review is from: Iran: Empire of the Mind: A History from Zoroaster to the Present Day (Paperback)
As it says on the blurb on the back of this book - it reads like a compelling novel. For only a relatively 'short' history book it certainly packs a lot in, Michael Axworthy is obviously very knowledgable about his subject. The touches of humour and engaging writing style also make this a very readable book, which can't be said of all histories. We should all be making ourselves more aware of international issues and this book is an excellent way to get a foot in the door towards understanding modern Iran. Highly recommended! Now I'm anxiously awaiting the Nader Shah book and I'd never heard of him before reading Empire of the Mind.