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Then They Came for Me: A Family's Story of Love, Captivity, and Survival by Maziar Bahari Online



Then They Came for Me: A Family's Story of Love, Captivity, and Survival

Then They Came for Me: A Family's Story of Love, Captivity, and Survival

  • Title: Then They Came for Me: A Family's Story of Love, Captivity, and Survival
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  • ISBN : 9781400069460
  • Format : Hardcover
  • Language : English
  • Page : 384 pages


The Basis for the Major Motion Picture Rosewater, Directed By Jon StewartWhen Maziar Bahari left London in June 2009 to cover Iran s presidential election, he assured his pregnant fianc e, Paola, that he d be back in just a few days, a week at most Little did he know, as he kissed her good bye, that he would spend the next three months in Iran s most notorious prison, end The Basis for the Major Motion Picture Rosewater, Directed By Jon StewartWhen Maziar Bahari left London in June 2009 to cover Iran s presidential election, he assured his pregnant fianc e, Paola, that he d be back in just a few days, a week at most Little did he know, as he kissed her good bye, that he would spend the next three months in Iran s most notorious prison, enduring brutal interrogation sessions at the hands of a man he knew only by his smell Rosewater.For the Bahari family, wars, coups, and revolutions are not distant concepts but intimate realities they have suffered for generations Maziar s father was imprisoned by the shah in the 1950s, and his sister by Ayatollah Khomeini in the 1980s Alone in his cell at Evin Prison, fearing the worst, Maziar draws strength from his memories of the courage of his father and sister in the face of torture, and hears their voices speaking to him across the years He dreams of being with Paola in London, and imagines all that she and his rambunctious, resilient eighty four year old mother must be doing to campaign for his release During the worst of his encounters with Rosewater, he silently repeats the names of his loved ones, calling on their strength and love to protect him and praying he will be released in time for the birth of his first child.A riveting, heart wrenching memoir, Then They Came for Me offers insight into the past seventy years of regime change in Iran, as well as the future of a country where the democratic impulses of the youth continually clash with a government that becomes totalitarian with each passing day An intimate and fascinating account of contemporary Iran, it is also the moving and wonderfully written story of one family s extraordinary courage in the face of repression


Author Maziar Bahari

Maziar Bahari born 1967 is an Iranian Canadian journalist, playwright and film maker He was a reporter for Newsweek from 1998 to 2011 Bahari was imprisoned by the Iranian government in June 2009, but was released on October 20, 2009.




Then They Came for Me: A Family's Story of Love, Captivity, and Survival Reviews (31)

  • My first job out of college was at a weekly newspaper, and the office receptionist had a passion for writing and supporting Irish political prisoners In my naivete, I couldn t imagine her efforts making a difference And why were they being held prisoner, anyway Surely they had done something to dese [..]

  • Mr Bahari, let me advise you on this matter, he said before exiting the room In our judicial system, it is the interrogator who makes the final decision It is better if you cooperate with us, rather than rely on anyone outside of this room You are here, and here, I am the only one who will make deci [..]

  • This is a book everyone should read Bahari, a journalist who was raised in Iran but became a Canadian citizen and later worked in London, goes to Iran to cover the 2009 elections There, while reporting on the post election protests, he gets arrested and accused of being a spy He then endures months [..]

  • The first time I read Maziar Bahari s Then They Came For Me was in 2012 I started the book on the train ride from London to Paris and finished it in a Parisian cafe that evening It is powerful and haunting and brought me to tears however, it is such an important story and one that, as an Iranian Can [..]

  • I think everyone needs to read this book in order to get a better understanding of what is behind that tiny word, Iran , when the newsreader says it.Maziar Bahari, a Newsweek journalist, was arrested following the Iranian election in 2009 Beatings and solitary confinement ensued as the regime attemp [..]

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