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PRESS RELEASE; New Book, Iran; The Lion of War

Postby peterkhanzendran » Sat Mar 17, 2007 10:24 am

Press Release; Iran ; The Lion of War

Peter Khan Zendran’s newest book “ Iran ; The Lion of War” is the first
book to chronicle and analyze Iran ’s military history in it’s entirety
from Kurush up until 1978, just before the Iranian revolution. As well
as focusing the well known parts of Iran’s military history this book
focuses on lesser known and equally significant parts of Iran’s military
history which most people are unfamiliar with and which are relevant to
understanding Iran. In this day and age, with Iran facing a potential
threat of war with America and conflict in the Middle East region, a
thorough understanding of Iran ’s military history is essential. Here
for the first time one can learn why Iran has been a major military
power and how it has influenced world events, as why Iran has suffered
some of the worst defeats in world history, and how this past influences
Iran ’s present. Among the items discussed in this book, some of which
many people are unaware of is;
How Hakhamanish Iran under Kurush, Kambujiya, and Daryush made Iran into
the world’s first military superpower.
The real roots of the conflict with the Greeks that lasted for five
decades during the fifth century BCE, and the real cause of Iran ’s
losses at Marathon , Salamis , and Plataea .
The real reason for the success of Alexander against Iran under Daryush
III, specifically the luck of Alexander since his father’s forces were
defeated by Iran .
How the Parni of northern Iran managed to restore Iran to world
prominence by defeating the remnants of Alexander’s Asiatic empire and
how it inflicted humiliating defeats on Rome that prevented Rome from
expanding eastward.
How Roman attempts to change Iran ’s ruling Parthian dynasty caused Iran
to rebuild itself under the Sassanians into a superpower that would
destroy Rome .
How the Islamic invasion really affected Iran and the real reason for
Iran being able to absorb Islam into it’s culture.
How Iran regained control of it’s territory from the Islamic invaders.
How the Turani incursions into Iran during the 11th century affected
Iran and destabilized Iran at an important point in it’s history.
How Hasan I Sabbah’s sect used assassination and terror tactics in the
name of Ismaili Islam to influence affairs in Iran and in surrounding
territories and in doing so created the method known today as terrorism.
How the Mongol invasion of Iran affected Iran , for better and worse.
How the Safavids restored Iran as a great power in the eyes of the world
and once again influenced world events.
How, despite numerous difficulties Iran experienced during the 18th
century, Iran not only managed to maintain it’s independence but under
the leadership of Nadir Shah and Karim Khan Zand continue to influence
world affairs.
How Iran , under the Qajar dynasty, fell to the depredations of foreign
powers, despite attempts at reform.
How Iran under the Pahlavi dynasty managed to restore Iran as a power in
world affairs and built the foundations for Iran ’s military as it is
In addition many interesting facts about Iran which most people are
unaware here are revealed and discussed. This includes;
How Hakhamanish Iran not only was the first country to practice
religious and ethnic tolerance but in doing so used this practice to
build it’s empire.
How Iran was the first country to use women in command roles in Naval
That the murder of Alexander and one of his commanders by his
Hakhamanish wife were the first recorded deaths of Strychnine poisoning.
That Parthian Iran not only defeated Roman armies that tried to conquer
Iran but were responsible for bringing Augustus and Vespasian to power
in Rome .
How Iran was the first country to use biological warfare in combat
during the second century.
That Sassanian Iran not only inflicted humiliating defeats on Rome ,
partly in revenge for their interference with Iran ’s Parthian dynasty,
but even killed, captured and enslaved Roman rulers.
That Iran adopted Shia Islam only because the Shia sect were descendants
of Iran ’s Sassanian dynasty.
That Hasan I Sabbah would use Islam and Hashish to motivate his
followers to commit acts of murder and terror, creating the world’s
first terrorist network.
How Iran , under Mongol rulers including Hulegu and Timur, managed to
remain the center of a formidable military power which affected events
around the world, including in Islam and Eastern Europe .
That Iran under Uzun Hasan both helped restore Iran to international
prominence by involving Iran in wars against the Ottomans, allied with
the nations in the crusade of Pius II, which bought enough time for
artists and scholars to flee the Ottomans to Europe and spark the
renaissance, and by preventing invasions of Iran and laying the
foundations of the Safavid dynasty.
That Safavid Iran not only defeated the Ottomans, Uzbeks, and Moguls but
also the Spanish, and created Iran ’s first firearms factory and
established the modern system of officer ranks in use by militaries
How the Afghan Nadir Shah not only restored Iran as a military power by
defeating the Russians, Ottomans, and Arabs, but brought about the fall
of the Moguls and the creation of Afghanistan .
How Karim Khan Zand not only held Iran together after nadir Shah’s
murder but also inflicted a humiliating defeat on the Ottomans, Arabs
and British at the same time the American colonies were preparing to
How a eunuch, Aga Mohammed Khan, founded a dynasty in Iran , the Qajars.
How the Qajars lost most of Central Asia and the Caucasus to the
Russians, and were forced to give up Mesopotamia , much of today’s Iraq
, by the British in 1857.
How Iran almost regained Mesopotamia in 1903 through a popular uprising
in that region.
How both the Russians and British manipulated dissident groups in Iran
to force on Iran it’s Constitution and it’s first parliament, the
That Reza Khan used victories against the Russians and British backed
faction groups to consolidate his power base and have himself elected
As well as the truth behind Iran during the reign of Mohammed Reza Shah
and how during his reign Iran built the modern military it has today and
influenced World events. People forget that the F-15 and it’s successor
fighter jets, Chieftain and it’s successor tanks, an the Kidd and it’s
successor Destroyers and surface warships. Even included is the 1976
UFO dogfight over Tehran . These and many other interesting, little
known, fun, and important facts are included here. Whether you are just
learning about Iran ’s military or a soldier or scholar this book is
your one stop for all the facts on Iran ’s military history up until
This book is Part 1 of a three part series “Lions vs. Eagles, The
Military Face-off Between Iran and America ” and is available at $35.00
directly from the author. Orders are being accepted now, and the author
can be e-mailed at for foreign and bulk
orders or for more information about this book. Payments at this time
can be mailed to the author at
Peter Khan Zendran
780 Reservoir Ave. # 181
Cranston , RI 02910
Or you can view more info about the book and Peter Khan Zendran at his
website at ... nameh.html
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