Whirlwind by James Clavell
A Novel of the Iranian Revolution

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A thriller revolving around three weeks of fanaticism, passion, self-sacrifice and heartbreak in Tehran in February 1979. An epic, abundant in sub-plots, characters, intrigue and atmosphere.

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Published February 1, 1988 by Contemporary Books. 1147 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Action & Adventure, Literature & Fiction, History, Political & Social Sciences, Biographies & Memoirs, Science & Math, Humor & Entertainment. Fiction

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Clavell's fifth novel in his Asian saga (King Rat, Tai-Pan, Shogun, Noble House) is a 1,216-page superblockbuster adventure story set in revolutionary Iran, between February 9 and March 4, 1979, long before the hostage crisis but with Shah Pahlavi just having left the country and Khomeini waiting...

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Jhritz has written pretty extensively about the Kurds - see below - and I accept the correction that the Iraqi Kurds and the Turks have a working agreement that allows some pursuit of the PKK across the border.

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