Whirlwind - James Clavell (Paperback)

The Sixth Novel of the Asian Saga

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Description

James Clavell's classic portrayal of the Iranian revolution at its height in fresh new packaging to appeal to a new generation.

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.

Product Details

Barcode
9780340766187
Department
Books
Released
2 Dec 1999
Supply Source
UK

Book

Author
James Clavell
Binding
Paperback
Publisher
Hodder & Stoughton General Division
Series
The Asian Saga
Language
English
Number of Pages
1248
Dimensions
198 x 129 x 53mm (754g)

Annotation

James Clavell's classic portrayal of the Iranian revolution at its height in fresh new packaging to appeal to a new generation.

Summary

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.

Fiction

General Subject
Fiction
BISAC Subject 1
Fiction / Historical
BISAC Subject 2
Fiction / Action & Adventure
BIC Classification 1
Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)
BIC Classification 2
Thriller / suspense
BIC Classification 3
Adventure
Dewey Classification
813.54
Readership
General (US: Trade)

Author Bio

James Clavell, the son of a Royal Navy family, was educated in Portsmouth before, as a young artillery officer, he was captured by the Japanese at the Fall of Singapore. It was on this experience that his bestselling novel KING RAT was based. He maintained this oriental interest in his other great works: TAI-PAN, SHOGUN, NOBLE HOUSE and GAI JIN. Clavell died in 1994.