Hiroshima Travelogue- Episode 2

We fly over Isfahan, Shiraz, the Persian Gulf and the United Arab Emirates before we land at Dubai Airport. We arrive at a bright city. The airport is itself a shiny, great, picturesque and colorful city; it has this gigantic metal-glass hall filled with big and small shops, passages and people of all races. We walk about the airport during the few hours we have to wait. The airport is built on what was once a desert and has now turned into the ticket to success for the Emirates as a transit zone.

Hiroshima Travelogue- Episode 1

I still have a few hours. I am writing the "Chronology of Iran's Contemporary History". It’s about the news on November 21, 1925. One of the pieces is about the military attaché of the Japanese government in India; Masaharu Homma. He is moving toward Iran. Iran's ambassador in Baghdad has informed the Ministry of Foreign Affairs that Masaharu Homma has entered the political chronology, and will be granted a free visa.

fire in Anne Arundel, 50 years later

Joseph Ross of Linthicum stands on Dorsey Road in Glen Burnie, the point of origin for a series of brush fires that swept across much of northern Anne Arundel County on April 20, 1963. He is writing an oral history to show the impact of that day on county firefighting. Joseph Ross sits at his computer, opens Google Maps and types in “Dorsey Road.” He clicks the search button.

Fascinating memoir and exploration of a little-known period of recent history

HANOVER, N.H., March 21, 2013 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- An oral history comprised of interviews with members of Ukrainian collective farms that were organized after the Bolshevik Revolution.

Historically Speaking: Letters from Nagasaki tell of atomic bomb

This article written by Carolyn Krause features additional information about Carl Bretz. She introduced him to us two weeks ago, cited his career and how he came to be an Oak Ridger. The source Carolyn used is his soon to be published oral history.

When a prison, is not prison

A short while after the 1953 Iranian coup détat (known in Iran as the 28 Mordad coup), they set most theaters on fire, closed them down and captured the artists. Under Bakhtiars military command in Tehran, they incarcerated the local populace under the pretext of the Article V of Law and imprisoned every artist. I was, too, arrested in the street. At first, they kept me in a detention center in Tehran where I met Mohammad Ali Jafari and many other artists and radio staff; then, a few days later they took me and Mr. Jafari to Qasr Prison due to lack of room for the detainees in the detention center. The word had gone out that those taken to Qasr would never return home.

The Trend of Historiography in Iran

Despite the early start of historiography in Iran, modern methods in historical research in the country, the source of inspiration of which has been claimed to be those method adopted by western historiographers, does not enjoy a long history.

What Is Memoir?

When I was young, famous men-usually retired generals, Shakespearean actors, or the disillusioned relatives of such people-wrote "their memoirs."

War is Unwritable

The cultural history of war is a very important approach in historiography which not only reviews the hidden angles of war and contributes a lot to understanding the “spirit of a war” by the mind and the language of a society living during a war, but also gives valuable research materials to other scientific fields concerned with the culture.

In Chase and Escape (5)

Raha Amini: Seyyed Mohammad Mehdi Jafari was on the welcoming committee of Imam Khomeini and became a member of the Propagation Committee on radio and television.
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We were hired by the Iranians

Memoirs of Javad Sheikhzadeh, Inspector of the Medical Board of the Hajj and Pilgrimage Organization

About the [Mina] stampede, some people in official and unofficial forums said that chemical gas was fired in the area, which is the reason for the skin of the victims being torn off and the injured being suffocated. I want to know where those who said these words were on the day of the stampede. When the bodies were lying on top of each other, the heat from the suns rays absorbed the dark skin of the Africans ...
A Review of the Book "The Helmsman"

Memoirs of Mohammad Reza Hassani

The cover and back cover of the book is decorated with beautiful and memorable photos of the narrator during his time at the front, which, while being simple and sincere, conveys a shocking whole, the details of which are retold in the text of the memoirs. This is in contrast to the selected text on the back cover, where the narrator merely refers to one of his fathers healing skills and moral and human concerns.

Book Review: “Sign of God”

The life of Ayatollah Haj Sheikh Ali Badri Dashti
“In memory of the valuable clergy elders who protected the fertile area of Abadan from the negative influences and misbelief, immorality and social evil of the employees of foreigners, westerners and corrupters, and spared no efforts to thwart the social destruction plots of Islamic Iran, so that with the grace of Allah and the standing of the Muslim and committed people and the blood of the martyrs of the clergy and the people, their long-standing wish was fulfilled with the victory of the Islamic Republic.”

Expulsion from the Seminary for Distributing Imam Khomeini Treatise

From the beginning, I could not be a good child; the same child that the high school principal wanted me to be. The same child that the principal of Tavalyat School expected of me. The same manager who fired me if he found out what I was doing. However, I was fired once because I did not know how to live like a child. If I wanted to live the way others wanted me to, ...