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The life and times of the Shah

Author: Gholam Reza Afkhami
Publisher: Berkeley, Calif. : University of California Press, 2009.
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Chronicles the life and times of Mohammad Reza Shah, who ruled from 1941 to 1979 as the last Iranian monarch. This biography provides a perspective on key events in Iranian history, including the  Read more...


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Genre/Form: Biographies
Named Person: Mohammad Reza Pahlavi, Shah of Iran
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Gholam Reza Afkhami
ISBN: 9780520253285 0520253280 9780520253292 0520253299
OCLC Number: 474202793
Description: xvii, 713 s. : illustrations
Contents: Preface --
Notes on transliteration and translations --
Father and son --
The father --
Father and son --
The man --
Hard times --
Ascending the throne --
Azerbaijan --
Nationalizing oil --
Toward the Abyss --
TPAJAX. Securing the realm --
A new vista --
The white revolution --
Women and rights --
Mastering oil --
Commander-in-chief --
Development and dreams --
Gas, petrochemicals, and nuclear energy --
Revolution and irony --
Politics and terror --
SAVAK. A celebration and a festival --
The Rastakhiz party --
The gathering storm --
"I heard the message of your revolution". "Melting like snow". Exile --
Trek to nowhere --
The Ayatollah's shadow --
Almost bartered --
Closing in a dream --
Appendix 1 : Iran's prime ministers under the Shah, August 1941-February 1979. Appendix 2 : principles of Iran's white revolution --
Appendix 3 : U.S. Ambassadors to Iran, 1941-1979. Brief chronology of the Pahlavi Dynasty.
Responsibility: Gholam Reza Afkhami.


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"A comprehensive and well-researched reexamination of a well-meaning but tragic figure." -- Jay Freeman Booklist "A magisterial biography ... painstakingly researched and meticulously sourced." Read more...

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