[PDF] ☆ Garden of the Brave in War: Recollections of Iran | By ↠ Terence O'Donnell
Feb 18, 2020 - 18:12 PMBy Terence O'Donnell

When Terence O Donnell, an American who lived in Iran for fifteen years in the 1960s and 1970s, was asked what he was doing there, he replied, The conviction of all Iranians, of most of my compatriots, and indeed of the Russians, was that I was engaged in intelligence work I was, and what is I filed a daily report My employer was myself and my reports consisted of eWhen Terence O Donnell, an American who lived in Iran for fifteen years in the 1960s and 1970s, was asked what he was doing there, he replied, The conviction of all Iranians, of most of my compatriots, and indeed of the Russians, was that I was engaged in intelligence work I was, and what is I filed a daily report My employer was myself and my reports consisted of eight thousand pages of journal This book was drawn from that material Iran, where he raised mainly pomegranates, but also quinces, grapes, chickens, and bees He also made many Iranian friends His memories of that time have yielded a masterpiece of national portraiture, wonderfully alive to the complexities of the Iranian character courteous, capricious, deeply religious yet also playful, generous, and poetic A work of shimmering beauty and sensitivity, Garden of the Brave in War will deepen every reader s understanding of the often elusive country that lies behind the headlines.
  • Title: Garden of the Brave in War: Recollections of Iran
  • Author: Terence O'Donnell
  • ISBN: 9780934211802
  • Page: 385
  • Format: Paperback

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Linda Feb 18, 2020 - 18:12 PM
American writer and historian Terence O Donnell 1924 2001 lived in Iran from 1957 1971 Going there primarily out of curiosity and initially to teach at a university in Asfahan in central Iran, O Donnell remained in Iran out of interest and affection From 1963 1970 he leased and operated a farm named Garden of the Brave in War, and it is from these later years that his observations of the people and the land are written.Published in 1980, the author makes this observation in the preface In this j [...]
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Mark Valentine Feb 18, 2020 - 18:12 PM
I felt sad when I finished reading this memoir of living in Iran in the 60s and 70s because I missed it already When Khanom poured water on the threshold after O Donnell had left the house and they closed the gate behind him, I felt loss over a place and its people I sense that O Donnell s account of the people living in southern Iran acts as a series of profiles of a lost way of life progress and the suburbs were advancing on the orchards O Donnell s sentences have an inner beauty and cadence R [...]
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Paula Feb 18, 2020 - 18:12 PM
I don t typically read the introductions to books because they have very little to do with the story I read the first few pages of this one, though, by Dick Davis, and his analysis was spot on it s one of those books that friends press on one another, that can be a touchstone of whether you re going to like a new acquaintance or not, that feature on any number of people s mental lists of best travel books of all time Anyone who recommends this book to you is probably someone who you should be ta [...]
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Thomas Keech Feb 18, 2020 - 18:12 PM
No book about any country has fascinated me this much The people the author meets, employs, lives with and loves are obviously real, but they live in a culture so different it s hard to figure out how any Westerners could possibly have much in common with them It would be nice to be able to say that O Donnell found in Iran the common thread of humanity that stitches us all together Instead, he seems to have found real people whose basic sense of self is completely different from ours, and who un [...]
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Laura Feb 18, 2020 - 18:12 PM
I really enjoyed this book, it was nice to read about the Iranian people and what they are like on a whole It seems all you see on the news of Iran are the stereotypical screaming, angry, gun waving, extremists and bombed out buildings It s so easy to forget there are regular people just like you and I stuck in the middle of all the hate and anger who just want the whole thing to be over so they can have some peace.
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Thomas Feb 18, 2020 - 18:12 PM
An entertaining and lively readyou ll also end up learning about Iranian culture than you d expect Told through the eyes of a British ex pat, this viewpoint of Iran pre 79 revolution is an interesting memoir of time spent in a foriegn land and learning all of the subtlties of a new culture.It s set up in an anecdotal style but it makes it a good nightstand book if you don t want to push through in just one sitting.One to keep on your home shelf.
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Keith Feb 18, 2020 - 18:12 PM
one of the best books i ve ever read relatively hard to find but hopefully it will receive new attention given the current situation in the middle east beautifully written, intelligent, thoughtful, compassionate, and honest not your average portrayal of the conflicts between east and west, tradition and modernity indeed it would be a tragedy to read it that way, as it is such a human story, the personal account of the author s time in iran.
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Steve Feb 18, 2020 - 18:12 PM
Absolutely fascinating book O Donnell s writing is quite wonderful and he paints such clear pictures of the people, landscapes, social interactions, and cultural intricacies It is so hard to imagine that he is writing about a time and place in the 1960s because the culture is so feudal Fantastic stories about everyday life an honorary member of the landed gentry in pre revolutionary Iran.
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Katies_Faves Feb 18, 2020 - 18:12 PM
The stories themselves were lovely It made me sad, so very sad, for what Iran could be instead of the hot mess that it is today I love that it was stories of how they lived back before the revolution A great read about Iran and the people who lived there Interesting characters, beautiful landa place I would ve loved to visit one day I m sad it probably will never happen.
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Wendy Feb 18, 2020 - 18:12 PM
Just lovely, no politics, just observations on culture how they lived I always think that war kills culture and if you read this book you will understand some of what has likely been lost However, the treatment of women was abysmal even prior to events of the last 2 decades.
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Nicky Feb 18, 2020 - 18:12 PM
re read this book last year, great stuff about an American s time spent as a Farmer and traveler of sorts in Iran Has a Kerouac feel to it.
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Janet Feb 18, 2020 - 18:12 PM
I loved much of this, sadly what stands out in my memory is the rape.
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Garden of the Brave in War: Recollections of Iran By Terence O'Donnell When Terence O Donnell, an American who lived in Iran for fifteen years in the 1960s and 1970s, was asked what he was doing there, he replied, The conviction of all Iranians, of most of my compatriots, and indeed of the Russians, was that I was engaged in intelligence work I was, and what is I filed a daily report My employer was myself and my reports consisted of eWhen Terence O Donnell, an American who lived in Iran for fifteen years in the 1960s and 1970s, was asked what he was doing there, he replied, The conviction of all Iranians, of most of my compatriots, and indeed of the Russians, was that I was engaged in intelligence work I was, and what is I filed a daily report My employer was myself and my reports consisted of eight thousand pages of journal This book was drawn from that material Iran, where he raised mainly pomegranates, but also quinces, grapes, chickens, and bees He also made many Iranian friends His memories of that time have yielded a masterpiece of national portraiture, wonderfully alive to the complexities of the Iranian character courteous, capricious, deeply religious yet also playful, generous, and poetic A work of shimmering beauty and sensitivity, Garden of the Brave in War will deepen every reader s understanding of the often elusive country that lies behind the headlines.

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