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David Harris: The Crisis

Date:
Thursday, February 24, 2005
Time:
7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Event Type:
Speaker
Organizer/Author:
Peninsula Peace and Justice Center - Paul or Julia
Location Details:
First Presbyterian Church
1140 Cowper St., Palo Alto
(Wheelchair accessible)

Author and activist David Harris will be speaking about his new book, _The_Crisis:_The_President,_the_Prophet,_and_the_Shah--1979_and_the_Coming_of_Militant_Islam_.

Harris is a legendary antiwar activist who went to jail for draft resistance in the 1960s. Formerly a contributing editor at the _New_York_Times_Magazine_ and _Rolling_Stone_, he is the author of seven previous books, including _The_League_, _Dreams_Die_Hard_, _The_Last_Stand_ and _Our_War_.

With _The_Crisis_, Harris has written an essential work of modern history that is also a breathtaking narrative of passion, politics, and faith. For the first time, drawing on unprecedented interviews with American, Iranian, and European participants, an acclaimed historian tells the full story of the 444 days of the Iran hostage crisis. Harris's gripping narrative races from Washington to Tehran to Paris to Panama, tracking a dying shah, a flailing Carter, an ascending Khomeini, the disastrous Desert One rescue attempt, and the lives of the Americans held in blindfolds amid a revolution like none other. The crisis was a turning point, the moment when radical Islam first rose up against America – the beginning of a clash that continues to define our times today.

$7 - $15 suggested donation benefits Peninsula Peace and Justice Center.
Added to the calendar on Fri, Feb 4, 2005 6:52PM
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