Publication of John Ghazvinian’s historical review on Iranian-American relations
TEHRAN – âAmerica and Iran: A History from 1720 to the Presentâ by Iranian-American historian John Ghazvinian has been published in Persian.
Saless, a large Tehran-based company, is the publisher of the book translated into Persian by Saeid Kalati.
In this rich and fascinating history, Ghazvinian traces the complex history of the relations between these two powers up to the Persian Empire of the eighteenth century, the object of great admiration for Thomas Jefferson and John Quincy Adams and for the Iranians, an America. seen as an ideal for one’s own government to emulate.
Drawing on years of archival research in the United States and Iran, including access to Iranian government records rarely accessible to Western scholars, the Iranian-born and Oxford-trained historian guides us through the four seasons of US-Iranian relations: the âspringâ of mutual fascination; the âsummerâ of the first interactions; the âfallâ of close strategic ties; and the long, dark “winter” of mutual hatred.
With the mastery of an educator and the ability of a storyteller, Ghazvinian makes it clear where, how and when it all went wrong. And show why two countries that once had such a deep admiration for each other have become such staunch enemies; showing us, thus, how it should not have happened that way.
Ghazvinian is the executive director of the Middle East Center at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia.
Photo: Cover of the Persian translation of John Ghazvinian’s book “America and Iran”.
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