The Flight of the Patriot

The Flight of the Patriot

Escape From Revolutionary Iran

Book - 2010
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This is a gripping, page-turning memoir of a US-trained Iranian fighter pilot who flew in the Shah of Iran?s and the Ayatollah Khomeini?s air force. Sharifirad was shot down in the Iraqi-Iranian war in the early 1990s. Saved by a group of local Kurds, he returned to Iran where he became a national hero. A movie, called Eagles, based on his rescue, was made in Iran in 1984. Sharifirad?s story was also published in Iran in a book called Crash on the Fortieth Mission. Shortly after his return to Iran, the Ayatollah sent him to Pakistan as military attach?. When he returned toTeheran, he was accused of being a CIA spy and was imprisoned, interrogated, and tortured. Sharifirad served a prison term and upon his release, despite constant surveillance, managed to smuggle his family out of the country. Eventually, he too managed a harrowing escape from Iran via Turkey to Canada, where he now lives with his family in Vancouver. The book also provides an absorbing hist

Publisher: Toronto : Thomas Allen Publishers, 2010
ISBN: 9780887625268
Branch Call Number: 955.05409 SHA
Characteristics: 265 p. : ill. (some col.), map


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