review of Dr. Farrokh's " SHADOWS IN THE DESERT"
highly recommend this wonderful book to anyone who is interested
in learning about pre-Islamic Iranian history (i.e., the
Persian Empires) and how the legacy of the Persian Empires
continues in todays world. Many historians in major
universities such as Dr. Patrick Hunt at Stanford University
have selected this outstanding volume as a text for a course
entitled Archaeology and Art of Persia.
this book is not limited to textbook use or to scholarly
studies. Everyone who is interested in world history will
surely enjoy this volume. And needless to say, anyone of
Iranian descent will be fascinated with the stories and
magnificent pictures. What a precious gift! A great coffee
table discussion piece!