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10 books about Iran

Pick up one of these featured titles on Iran in May 2021.

There are hundreds of books published on Iran. To save you time trying to find your next read, we pull together 10 of the most popular titles with updated prices for delivery to your door.

The Shadow Commander: Soleimani, the US, and Iran’s Global Ambitions by Arash Azizi

Category: United States

This book was published last year by Oneworld Publications and takes approximately 10.1 hours to read.

Iran: A Modern History by Abbas Amanat

Category: Asia

This book was published 2 years ago by Yale University Press and takes approximately 33.6 hours to read.

Black Wave: Saudi Arabia, Iran, and the Forty-Year Rivalry That Unraveled Culture, Religion, and Collective Memory in the Middle East by Kim Ghattas

Category: State & Local

This book was published last year by Henry Holt and Co. and takes approximately 13.3 hours to read.

My Life As a Bowl of Changes by Roya Parsay

Category: Memoirs

This book was published last year by Authorhouse and takes approximately 8.2 hours to read.

Guests of the Ayatollah: The Iran Hostage Crisis: The First Battle in America's War with Militant Islam by Mark Bowden

Category: United States

This book was published 14 years ago by Grove Press and takes approximately 23.5 hours to read.

The Persian Empire: A Captivating Guide to the History of Persia, Starting from the Ancient Achaemenid, Parthian, and Sassanian Empires to the Safavid, Afsharid, and Qajar Dynasties by Captivating History

Category: Iran

This book was published 3 years ago by Independently published and takes approximately 3.9 hours to read.

Decline and Fall of the Sasanian Empire: The Sasanian-Parthian Confederacy and the Arab Conquest of Iran (International Library of Iranian Studies) by Parvaneh Pourshariati

Category: Ancient Civilizations

This book was published 4 years ago by I.B. Tauris and takes approximately 18.4 hours to read.

Persian Passion: Of Gods and Gargoyles by Tom Lysaght

Category: Historical

This book was published 2 years ago by Independently published and takes approximately 16.0 hours to read.

The Nativist Prophets of Early Islamic Iran: Rural Revolt and Local Zoroastrianism by Patricia Crone

Category: Iran

This book was published 7 years ago by Cambridge University Press and takes approximately 19.5 hours to read.

Sasanian Persia: The Rise and Fall of an Empire (International Library of Iranian Studies) by Touraj Daryaee

Category: Ancient Civilizations

This book was published 8 years ago by I.B. Tauris and takes approximately 9.0 hours to read.

We estimate total reading time by multiplying a book's page count by an average reading speed of 2 minutes per page. Summaries sourced from Google Books.

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