Reza Kahlili grew up in Tehran surrounded by his close-knit family and the revelations inside A Time to Betray could not be more powerful or. A TIME TO BETRAY The Astonishing Double Life of a CIA Agent Inside the Revolutionary Guards of Iran By Reza Kahlili Threshold. pp. A Time to Betray by Reza Kahlili – An exhilarating true story that reads like a spy thriller about a former CIA operative recruited out of Iran, while he served.
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Start reading A Time to Betray on your Kindle in under a minute. I enjoyed the first few chapters, which discussed what life was like during the reign of the Shah, the rise in popularity of the Ayatollah Khomeini, and how daily life changed after he took over the country. I think that with this book it is one that will be much more powerful going into not knowing anything about it, other than it is well written.
It is also interesting to see how our government deals with informants. We all know about the Iranian revolution in the 70’s that resulted ebtray the Iran we know today.
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Write a customer review. As a result, he became a CIA spy operating in Iran. I didn’t enjoy the actual “spy” part of the book as much. The author beautifully captures the relationships, culture and the environment he grew up in Teheran. If you want to better bteray the reason Iran is the way it is you need to read this book. He died a few years ago in abject poverty.
Kindle Edition Verified Purchase. As an Iranian-American who was born after the revolution but has had chances to visit Iran several times for significant periods of time, I find Mr.
Enabled Amazon Best Sellers Rank: Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer – no Kindle device required. It’s the story of an officer in the Revolutionary Guards in Iran who became a spy in the service of the United States. It is also interesting to see how our government deals with informants. Beyray About A Time to Betray In fact the journalist who was freed writes about them also in her book.
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Amazon Drive Cloud storage from Amazon. As a member of the Revolutionary Guard from the early days of the revolution, he was a spy for the United States. Being an Iranian myself and having lived in Iran as a child and adult I can tell you that one indeed can not find many people who have not in one way or another felt the sting of this nightmare.
Mar 06, Matt Randall rated it really liked it. I may be way off here but my suspicion wins.
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Page 1 of 1 Start over Page 1 of 1. Now that Agent Clark knew I understood that I was ultimately on my own, he moved forward. Explore the Home Gift Guide. A Walk Across the Sun. He sat to my right, adjusted himself a couple of times, and said he was going to ask some questions; all I needed to do was answer with a simple yes itme no. Kahlili’s book and I think highlights the situation so well with Iran.
Shopbop Designer Fashion Brands. Published April 6th by Threshold Editions first published Through this story, we learn how Iran has evolved from being a liberal and progressive state to a state that is today witness to the day-to-day conduct of the field. You also may find interesting Mr. I found kkahlili holding my breath during several chapters!
As USSR became a totalitarian state under the guise of X, Iran became a police state under the pretense of religious fanaticism. Sprules, Council on Foreign Relations Lib. There was only one soldier? The author admits that he did not have the courage to stand up against the regime.
Being thrilled is a simple way for people to learn, from an insider, how truly demon-possessed are the current, dangerous leaders of Iran. In an effort to try and understand the Middle East and the many religious factions I bought this book in hopes it tiem shed light on the history of that part of the world. As far as the book itself is concerned, the only problem I had with it were a couple of very strong “coincidences” that worked perfectly in the author’s favor.
It is very clear and very simple to understand.
But Kahlili also writes about an idyllic childhood and illustrates the Iran that disappeared after Ayatollah Khomeini’s revolution.