Ilana W, Reviewer
This book is an unhappy mixture between trivia probably gathered through various contacts with well-chosen by the authorities people in Iran and some 'truths' she was assigned to deliver. Overall, a no-go from the academic/scientific point of view, unfortunatelly. The author pretends that her book presents 'The Real History and Politics of the Islamic Republic of Iran' but it is rather a Wikipedia-kind of presentation that includes more than one non-sourced affirmation such as 'Reza Shah was hated by most Iranians (...)'. (It might be true or not, no idea, but a scientific source was not offered to the inquisitive reader.) Most probably there are many more reliable books about Iran - including written by non-Iranian authors - that are more balanced and informative. They should not be 'real' or 'unreal', just pursuing a scientific approach and avoiding at any price any kind of bias.