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Naneh Ali

Naneh Ali is the narrative of Zahra Homayounis life, who is the mother of martyrs Amir and Ali Shahabadi, written by Morteza Asadi. In addition to the eloquent and readable content, the difference between the memoirs and other biographies of martyrs mothers, as well as using the method of retrospect, has added to the appeal of work. This book has 15 chapters which are: Goodbye Spring, Those Two Blue Eyes, The Sword of Zulfaghar, The Birth of a Butterfly, ...

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Children and Fates

Memoirs of Anis Naqash

Children and Fates is a part of Anis Al-Naqashs autobiographical memoirs, translated into Persian by his wife Batoul Khodabakhsh. Anis Naqash was born in Lebanon in 1951. He joined the student organization of Fatah Movement in his youth, and started fighting against the Zionist regime from that time. He planned and executed many operations against this regime. The book begins with a long preface by the translator. This work is only a part of Anis Naqashs memoirs ...

Women of the South Front

The book Women of the South Front is the narration of Ahvaz womens support for the war, published by the Oral History department of the Cultural Front Studies Office of the Islamic Revolution (Rahyar Publications). The book was researched by Maryam Moradi Kouhbad and edited by Narges Eskandari. In the title page, of course, the names of two other researchers, Zahra Gharacheh and Zeinab Babaei also can be seen. The book was published in 2023 in 1000 copies, having 216 pages and a price of Seven Thousand Tomans.

Are Your Eyes as a Sea?

Narrated by the mother of martyrs Muhammad, Abdul Hamid, Nasrallah and Reza Junidi

The book "Are Your Eyes as a Sea?", written by Javad Kalate Arabi, narrated by Ansieh Junadi, the mother of the 4 martyrs, was published in the spring of 2023 by Iran Publication. The title of the book cover is written in the eye design and the word "eye" is used in the titles of the chapters. It seems that the author wants to force the reader to read all the chapters with this trick to ...

Unfinished Narrative

Iran Press published the memoirs of Sayyed Hamid Taghavifar, entitled Unfinished Narrative, in 500 copies in the spring of 2022. The interviewer is Behzad Sheikhi and the editor is Somayyeh Azimi Sotoudeh Kashani. The memoirs of this martyred Sardar, who was one the holy shrine defender, from the time of holy defense, have been made available to those interested, in 328 pages at a price of Ninety-Eight Thousand Tomans. At first glance, the scritta paper of the book and design of the cover, which tells the title of the book, draw attention.

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Entitled Commander of Destruction

The book "Commander of Destruction" is the rare oral memoirs of the martyrs of the holy defense warriors, written by Hossein Adhami. This book is the result of 43 hours of interviews in 19 sessions of approximately two to three hours from September 2014 to September 2016. During the interview, the narrators wife, Mrs. Mehri Jafari, was also present, and according to the author of the book, her words played a significant role in completing the memoirs.

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The Epic of Life

According to the Armoured Commander

The Epic of Life was written by Dr. Amir Hossein Farshad based on the memoirs of the second brigadier general Mohammad Rezaei and published by Sureh Sabz Cultural and Art Institute and publication. The emblem of the Foundation for the Preservation and Publication of Sacred Defense Works and Values and Army Ground Forces is also seen next to the publishers emblem. The book was released in 2022 in 5000 copies and the price of Two Hundred Thirty Thousand Tomans.

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Burnt Lungs

The book Burnt Lungs was published in 2021 by the Foundation for the Preservation and Publication of Sacred Defence Works and Values (West Azerbaijan) in 280 pages. Mr. Jalal Kaviani conducted the interview and edited it. “Oral History of Abdulrahim Najaf Gholizadeh Saraei can be seen on the cover. It seems that the oral history of a person cannot be used as a criterion for naming and research, because oral history is considered as the memories and observations of a person as well as an eyewitness of an event.

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One of Those 33 People

Oral history by Mehrdad Orang

One of Those 33 People, was published by Yohana Publication, Arak, 2023, in 308 pages, 500 volumes, at the price of 900,000 Rials. The emblem of Markazi General Department for the Preservation and Publication of Sacred Defense Works and Values is also seen on the back cover. Mohammad Sadegh Ashuri and Khosrow Asadpour conducted the interviews, and the recreation and editing of the book was done by Alireza Salehi and Fatemeh Moradi.

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Lasting Contrivance

Interview with Dr. Hossein Khatibi

Lasting Contrivance is an interview with Dr. Hossein Khatibi about benefiting from the oral history research method. Dr. Khatibi is a professor of Persian Language and Literature, a contemporary writer and a poet. He was a member and vice-speaker of the National Consultative Assembly for four periods. This book describes the evolution of Persian language and literature education in universities, the activities of the Red Lion and Sun Society inside and outside the country, ...

Loss of Memory in Pahlavi Prisons

In total, [I was in prison] about 6 years in two arrests. For the first time after several years, a soldier arranged my escape. I do not know why! Maybe he was one of the influential elements of Islamic groups. They took me to the hospital for the treatment of my hand, which was broken due to the callousness of an officer.

Hajj Pilgrimage

I went on a Hajj pilgrimage in the early 1340s (1960s). At that time, few people from the army, gendarmerie and police went on a pilgrimage to the holy Mashhad and holy shrines in Iraq. It happened very rarely. After all, there were faithful people in the Iranian army who were committed to obeying the Islamic halal and haram rules in any situation, and they used to pray.

A section of the memories of a freed Iranian prisoner; Mohsen Bakhshi

Programs of New Year Holidays
Without blooming, without flowers, without greenery and without a table for Haft-sin , another spring has been arrived. Spring came to the camp without bringing freshness and the first days of New Year began in this camp. We were unaware of the plans that old friends had in this camp when Eid (New Year) came.

Attack on Halabcheh narrated

With wet saliva, we are having the lunch which that loving Isfahani man gave us from the back of his van when he said goodbye in the city entrance. Adaspolo [lentils with rice] with yoghurt! We were just started having it when the plane dives, we go down and shelter behind the runnel, and a few moments later, when the plane raises up, we also raise our heads, and while eating, we see the high sides ...