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u/JustPastMidnight · 3 pointsr/OldSchoolCool

For the lay person I would recommend Iran: a Very Short Introduction by Ali Ansari. It is admittedly about more than the revolution, but it talks a lot about the culture and social influences on that time period. Besides, it is short and much easier to read for someone that has been out of school for years.

For a more in-depth look check out a History of Modern Iran by Ervand Abrahamian. This book goes much more in-depth regarding the history of Iranian social factors stemming from early oil discovery and the Great Game and how that impacted leadership and prompted the nationalization of the oil companies - leading to the first revolution and the installation of the shah... and how that led to the second revolution. The last few chapters discuss the implications of radical Islam.

u/-kunai · 115 pointsr/OldSchoolCool

This is the cover of one is my favorite coffee table books!

Rugby: The Golden Age

It's full of hundreds of amazing photos just like this

u/PunyParker826 · 3 pointsr/OldSchoolCool

Cary Elwes (Wesley) wrote a pretty decent recounting of the background and creation of the movie. I'd encourage both longtime fans or newcomers who want to learn more to check it out.

u/jimjimee · 2 pointsr/OldSchoolCool

for anyone interested in the Pilar years, I got 'Hemingway's Boat' by Paul Hendrickson in a very generous Reddit book exchange - highly recommended!

u/cobaltjacket · 1 pointr/OldSchoolCool

Cary Elwes' book As You Wish: Inconceivable Tales from the Making of The Princess Bride devotes a lot of time to Andre, including his infamous drinking. He had his drink called "The American," served in pitchers. He would drink several of them like a normal person would drink a regular glass of beer, and the bars he visited all knew the recipe.

u/agfa12 · 20 pointsr/OldSchoolCool

Britain had invested a lot of money in developing Iran's oil fields, and in return was promised a share in its profits.

That's not at all the arrangement that was actually in place. For one thing the Brits prevented Iran from checking the books to see how much oil was being pumped and kept two sets of books to cheat Iran

u/Nate0110 · 1 pointr/OldSchoolCool

There is a movie about her story, it is on amazon prime for streaming to prime members for free right now. The dubbing was decent on the version I saw on amazon.


Amazon link:

u/Toolhand · 5 pointsr/OldSchoolCool

The Battle for Sevastopol seemed like a nice film on amazon that showed this. If there is any other Id be interested.
edit movie

u/remembertosmilebot · 2 pointsr/OldSchoolCool

Did you know Amazon will donate a portion of every purchase if you shop by going to instead? Over $50,000,000 has been raised for charity - all you need to do is change the URL!

Here are your smile-ified links:

a History of Modern Iran


^^i'm ^^a ^^friendly bot

u/pina_koala · 6 pointsr/OldSchoolCool

Not a stretch for him to play that character, since he was constantly dealing and hosting parties all night before Anthony had to wake up for school. Source: Kiedis autobiography

u/CONTROVERSIAL_TACO · 2 pointsr/OldSchoolCool

> He's only been disliked since he was on a recent American tv show called Community

That is definitely not true. People have known Chevy Chase was a dick for quite some time. I'll give you that people thought he was a great comedian in the 80s and early 90s though. His behavior became fairly well known soon after that.

Community was not the beginning of people hating him, though.

EDIT: I believe a lot of credit can probably go to this book: - IIRC, it had some pretty damning stuff about Chevy's time on SNL.

u/phant0md · 1 pointr/OldSchoolCool

Don't know what the story is behind this pic, but its was taken by a photographer named Spot as part of a series.

More on him here:

And the book on amazon:

Cool pics.

u/Down_To_My_Last_Fuck · 1 pointr/OldSchoolCool

This pic is from a great book called City of Shadows: Sydney Police Photographs 1912-1948. seems all these guys were freshly arrested and these special photos were made allowing them to pose as they wished.

u/VALIS666 · 7 pointsr/OldSchoolCool

The Mad Playboy of Art is about Elder and it's a great book, highly recommended. Out of print, but the second hand prices aren't too bad.

It seems one came out about Jaffee recently titled Al Jaffee's Mad Life: A Biography. Into the shopping cart it goes.

u/bilagaana · 1 pointr/OldSchoolCool

There is a fairly recent movie about her and it is pretty good IMO. I'm not sure how historically accurate it is though, The Battle for Sevastopol.
Prime video link:

It has English subtitles if you don't speak the language.

u/typesmith · 1 pointr/OldSchoolCool

This was my youth, except not California.

Photos (yes there are more) are by Spot, a producer and engineer at SST Records and you can get the book on amazon

Ahhh it is nice to remember the crocheted bikini tops

u/ploshy · 4 pointsr/OldSchoolCool

Literally just googled "Thelonious Monk T shirt." I feel like I shouldn't be enabling you, but here is an Amazon link. ~$25 or your regional equivalent, plus shipping (free standard shipping in Continental US, anywhere from $5-9 to ship elsewhere in the world).

u/ifartinsecret · 1 pointr/OldSchoolCool

I realise this looks somewhat different. But I think the slogan is quite cool, so here is a slightly different take on the original...

u/bricardo · 3 pointsr/OldSchoolCool

Book: Live from New York: An Uncensored History of Saturday Night Live

Can't promise more stories like this. I saw the excerpt on a blog post.

u/[deleted] · 1 pointr/OldSchoolCool

I've wanted to buy this book for ages, it's called City of Shadows: Sydney Police Photographs 1912-1948 by Peter Doyle.
It's on Amazon here but it's rather expensive.

u/ulsterjack · 1 pointr/OldSchoolCool

This photo is used as the cover to the book "German Boy" by Wolfgang Samuel. It's Samuel's autobiography of growing up in the final year of the Second World War and his eventual immigration to America. Without giving away too much, it's a fantastic story.

u/loghead03 · 0 pointsr/OldSchoolCool

Odd thing is, Amazon puts that book (at least the cover version he is reading) at a 1982 copyright. There are previous references going back to 1959 so the material dates to the era, but I can't find any references to that cover going back that far.

u/Vvetra · 2 pointsr/OldSchoolCool

Well, that's from a feature film "The Battle for Sevastopol":

u/Begottenzulu1776 · 1 pointr/OldSchoolCool

A movie about her already exists. "The Battle for Sevastopol" If you have amazon.

u/apullin · -2 pointsr/OldSchoolCool

Well, I disagree that this is demonstrating "teenage angst". Retort isn't unjustified: having serious epithets levels at one's self can be seriously concerning, especially when they appear to be a compulsive ascription.

Take me seriously? No one has even responded my initial comment. They're just tried to invalidate me (excellent book on this issue). It sounds less like they are saying that I'm a racist, but rather, they're trying to say that they aren't racists.

u/tinlizzey12 · 2 pointsr/OldSchoolCool

I don't really need to read the collective ignorance of people, thank you, I am very familiar with my own country's history.

>Before 1979, although Iran owned the company, there was a 50/50 agreement on proceeds, but Iran could not even take a look at the books...

No, that was before 1953 that Iran could not check BP's books.
Here's a book you should read whch discusses that specific point

and no the fact that Iran generated more tax from non-oil than oil does not prove the opposite, because it supports my point that in reality Iran ias less and less reliant on oil

Furthermore like the UN report stated and I quoted, Iran's economy was not doing so well during that time period when it was massively improving living standards and was actually subject to sanctions

If you're suggesting that Iran must have had some savings after overthrowing the Shah that it was using to develop, well that's not correct either and in fact the Shah's regime was facing dire economic conditions in the late 1970s and Iran had to cancel weapons purchases too like 2 Spruance Class Destroyers canceled in 1976

>with someone who behaves like this,

You mean someone who doesn't just make up crap?

u/davidsmeaton · 1 pointr/OldSchoolCool

your link formatting is bad and you should feel bad! :)


the lack of http:// throws the formatting code off!

u/AlHazred_Is_Dead · 6 pointsr/OldSchoolCool

Copy pasting from what I said to other guy, this is getting old...
uck it:

I would also suggest the documentary Night Will Fall for some info on the reversal of the DeNazification policy.

It a stupid lie to even believe: that somehow the vast majority of Germans were unaware and uninvolved. The scale of the operation makes it impossible on both fronts. Hitler was ENORMOUSLY popular, Anti-Semitism and White Nationalism were the principle policies of the enourmously popular government. They made it illegal for Jews to own businessess or property and revoked their citizenship, then they (and the gypsies and the gays, and the mentally ill and so on) started disappearing left and right... How is that possibly going on without you knowing? How many people had to be involved? It's not even worth arguing. After the war, we realized basically the whole country needed to be prosecuted, it wasn't practical, so we pretended they were innocent. It's very simple.

u/AlloftheEethp · 8 pointsr/OldSchoolCool

I assume the point of that was to show that German citizens were somehow unaware of the Holocaust.

There is in fact extensive evidence that most Germans knew of the Holocaust or were willfully ignorant. While they may not have known of the use of gas chambers, particular numbers, or other specific details, they knew of the ghettos and camps, not to mention generally the regime's sanctioned violence against Jews. Citizens of conquered states extensively cooperated with the SS and Wermacht to systematically exterminate Jews. It's also very likely that the Americans knew much more about the Holocaust than we were taught, and the [Smithsonian and the Holocaust Museum] ( are working to determine the extent to which American newspapers and Americans knew, and at what point they did so.

We know this because of contemporary German newspapers, the number of German citizens who worked for the camps, and interviews with both Jewish and non-Jewish Germans (many of whom had actively engaged in the Holocaust) after the war.

Specifically, I would recommend reading Eric A. Johnson's [What We Knew: Terror, Mass Murder, and Everyday Life in Nazi Germany] ( Relevant is this review from Publishers' Weekly:

> The refrains in Germany for many years after WWII were "we didn't know" about the Holocaust, and "if we had known and had tried to do something, we too would have been killed by the Nazis." These claims have not stood up to historical scrutiny. Large numbers of ordinary Germans were involved in carrying out the mass murder of Jews, and knowledge of it was widespread among the population at home in Germany. Moreover, the Nazi elite ruled primarily by consensus, not terror; it was a popular dictatorship. Central Michigan University historian Johnson and German sociologist Reuband confirm these interpretations in their wide-ranging study based on hundreds of interviews and surveys they conducted with both Jewish and Christian Germans . . . Roughly two-thirds of the book consists of transcripts of interviews with Jews who had a range of experiences (going into hiding, leaving Germany before Kristallnacht, suffering in the camps) and Germans (those who heard about the murder of Jews, those who didn't, those who participated).

Also relevant is Peter Longerich's [Davon Haben Wir Nichts Gewust!] ( (We knew nothing about that!)".

"The preponderance of accounts and documents such as these leads Longerich to conclude:

> In der deutschen Bevölkerung waren generelle Informationen über den Massenmord an den Juden weit verbreitet.

> (General information concerning the mass murder of Jews was widespread in the German population.)

There are also a fair number of fairly recent [newspaper articles] ( on the topic.

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