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Whirlwind

Whirlwind

Author(s): James Clavell

Location(s): Tehran

Genre(s): Fiction, Historical

Era(s): 1979

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“Whirlwind” is the story of three weeks in Tehran in February 1979: three weeks of fanaticism, passion, self-sacrifice and heartbreak. Caught between the revolutionaries and the forces of international intrigue is a team of professional pilots. They are ordered to flee to safety with their helicopters. Two of them, both Europeans, have Iranian wives whom they love beyond safety and politics.

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‘James Clavell does more than entertain. He transports us into worlds we’ve not known, stimulating, educating, questioning… a wonder of detail’ – Washington Post”

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