This is the story of Christian Missionary Thomas LeRoy Kirkpatrick, later to become the first Navy Chaplain to die at Pearl Harbor in 1941 aboard the U.S.S. Arizona, as he evangelized in the tumultuous and dangerous Persia of 1911. Filled with hundreds of his original and historic photographs, and his daily diary entries describing and documenting the brutality and hangings in Tabriz during the Constitutionalist Revolution. This was a period during which tens of thousands of Russian troops invaded and shelled the very Mission School where he taught. Great Britain chose to look the other way, giving Russia and the forces loyal to the Shah freedom to carry out what British diplomat George Douglas Turner described as "The Reign of Terror in Tabriz". Kirkpatrick's personal eye-witness story is embedded in the grand sweep of historical events which he carefully documented for posterity.
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