An American Martyr in Persia
Reza Aslan, author
Fri, 10/14 · 6:00 pm—7:00 pm · Princeton Public Library (Community Room)
Princeton Public Library
The New York Times best-selling author of “Zealot” tells the story of Howard Baskerville, a student of Woodrow Wilson whose lectures on freedom as a missionary in Persia inspired an early 20th century movement for constitutional democracy. An overlooked figure of history, Baskerville is alternately viewed as “the American Lafayette”of Iran and as a naive “white savior” stumbling into Persian affairs.
REZA ASLAN is a leading expert in world religions. He is also an internationally renowned writer, professor, and an Emmy- and Peabody-nominated producer. His books, including his #1 New York Times Bestseller, Zealot: The Life and Times of Jesus of Nazareth (over a million copies sold), have been translated into dozens of languages around the world. His latest book is An American Martyr in Persia: The Epic Life and Tragic Death of Howard Baskerville (October 2022). He is a recipient of the prestigious James Joyce Award.