For more than 40 years the Historic Documents series has made primary source research easy by presenting excerpts from documents on the important events of each year for the United States and the world. Each volume includes approximately 70 events with well over 100 documents from the previous year, from official or other influential reports and surveys, to speeches from leaders and opinion makers, to court cases, legislation, testimony, and much more. Historic Documents is renowned for the well-written and informative background, history, and context it provides for each document. Each volume begins with an insightful essay that sets the year’s events in context, and each document or group of documents is preceded by a comprehensive introduction that provides background information on the event. Full-source citations are provided. Readers have easy access to material through a detailed, thematic table of contents
KHOMEINI'S DEATH, HOSTAGES, AND U.S.-IRAN RELATIONS: June 4 and August 4, 1989
Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini, the aged ruler of Iran and leader of its revolution, died June 3 in Tehran, twelve days after undergoing surgery for a digestive ...