Adventures in the Middle East, Near East, and North Africa
Bill BurkeISBN: 1413777309;
Book Description With an unquenchable yearning for adventure, intrigue, and knowledge, Bill Burke accepted a two to three-year assignment in Iran at the end of 1977. He lived, worked, and studied in Iran during 1978, traveling throughout the country as aconsultant to the Shah?s Telecommunication Company of Iran. Personal travels took him to other areas of Iran, as well as to several other countries in the Middle East, Near East, and North Africa. A chapter in his book is dedicated to each of these countries. The author tells about his immersion into the Persian culture, describing people, sights, sounds, aromas, tastes, feelings, and his anecdotal adventures in candid and vivid detail. He also tells about living under Martial Law just prior to the Ayatollah Khomeini Islamic Revolution, giving descriptions of rampant civil strife and terrorism in lucid detail. Mr. Burke left Iran on the eve of the revolution.
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