Author(s): James Buchan
The Iranian Revolution of 1979 was a turning-point in modern history. The destruction of the Iranian monarchy not only upset the political order in the Middle East and brought on a quarter-century of warfare, but introduced a new way to look at history. In Days of God James Buchan lives each moment of the revolution through the eyes of ordinary people as he tries to answer his own troubling question: why did his friends, with their peculiar Iranian dreaminess and charm, act the way they did?
Praise for James Buchan:'James Buchan writes like a dream' -- The Times 'A succinct elegant book, written in an easy, conversational tone which never makes its big ideas or profound implications seem intimidating' -- Sunday Telegraph 'James Buchan's elegant prose sparkles on the page' -- New Statesman 'Combines deft broad strokes with intricate details, shading in apparent dry subjects with innumerable and delightful anecdotes' -- The Economist
James Buchan studied Persian at Oxford University and first visited Iran in 1973. His books, both fiction and non-fiction, have won leading literary prizes and been translated into fifteen languages, including Arabic and Persian