The world remains confused, and lacks understanding regarding the culture of the Middle East. Escaping Islam is a provocative and timely story that is rich with historical events, giving the reader verbal exposure to the dangers brought about by Iran's support of radical Muslim ideology. Mano Bakh was a high ranking officer in Iran's Imperial Navy when, in 1979, during the Islamic revolution, he miraculously escaped with his life. The harrowing experiences he was subjected to, currently exemplifies the free world's ...
The world remains confused, and lacks understanding regarding the culture of the Middle East. Escaping Islam is a provocative and timely story that is rich with historical events, giving the reader verbal exposure to the dangers brought about by Iran's support of radical Muslim ideology. Mano Bakh was a high ranking officer in Iran's Imperial Navy when, in 1979, during the Islamic revolution, he miraculously escaped with his life. The harrowing experiences he was subjected to, currently exemplifies the free world's necessity to deal with the ongoing aggressive Islamic movement, and the oil money that supports it. This living story begins with an introduction to Iran's history and Persian customs. It continues by encompassing the development of OPEC, the amazing Khark Island oil project in the Persian Gulf, and relating the happy life of a young boy growing up in his grandmother's house in Tehran. Tunnels connected the homes of the thirty two family members who enjoyed the daily ceremony of dining together around an antique Persian carpet, adorned with a white Sofreh, "table cloth," while grandmother smoked her water pipe. * * * * * * * Mr. Bakh was born a Muslim, but became disenchanted with the religion whose mission was to kill or convert all who did not believe in the teachings of the Koran. His candid understanding of what happened to a country that was once America's best friend and then turned into an Axis of Evil, will educate the reader as to why that Evil might not be realized until it is too late. Joy, laughter, prosperity, hope and respect in Iran's society, quickly changed to hate, revenge, misery and mourning!
Good. Spine creases, wear to binding and pages from reading. May contain limited notes, underlining or highlighting that does affect the text. Possible ex library copy, that'll have the markings and stickers associated from the library. Accessories such as CD, codes, toys, may not be included.
Very Good in Very Good jacket. 1438941579 2009 signed and inscribed first edition, AuthorHouse (Bloomington, Indiana), 6 1/4 x 9 1/4 inches tall blue cloth hardbound in publisher's unclipped dust jacket, gilt lettering to spine, xix, 252 pp. Very slight soiling and rubbing to covers. Signed and inscribed by authors Mano Bakh and Jacqueline Le Beau on the title page. Otherwise, a very good copy-clean, bright and unmarked-in a very good dust jacket which is nicely preserved and displayed in a clear archival Brodart sleeve. Due to the weight of the book, additional postage will be required for standard international orders. ~R~ Mano Bakh was one of the few students selected by the Imperial Iranian Navy to attend the revered Naval Academy in Livorno, Italy. After cruising around the world on the Amerigo Vespucci he extended his graduate studies, as an Iranian Naval officer, at the prestigious United States Naval postgraduate school in Monterey, California. Upon completing his education and being honored with membership in the selective Sigma Xi society, he returned to Iran. There he felt privileged to be appointed to help spearhead the development and curriculum planning of the largest Naval training facility his country had ever seen. The close assistance of the United States Navy made it possible to expedite the completion of this masterpiece that later, sadly, became Ayatollah Khomeini's largest prison. In spite of Mr. Bakh's hard work and dedication to his country, his disenchantment with the radical Muslim religion marked his destiny. His riveting escape from Khomeini's angry henchmen challenged his ingenuity to survive during an intense situation that escalated into a gripping flight from Tehran, and a heartbreaking farewell to a loving family. Experience gives this Persian gentleman the credibility to critique the problematic religious and political situation in today's Middle East.
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