Neda Toloui-Semnani

author of “They Said They Wanted Revolution: A Memoir of My Parents”

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Neda Toloui-Semnani’s new book is “They Said They Wanted Revolution.” She shares how her parents came to the U.S.

‘They Said They Wanted Revolution’ author on her parents’ involvement in Iranian insurrection

Neda Toloui-Semnani’s new book is “They Said They Wanted Revolution.” She shares how her parents came to the U.S.

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