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The Shah

Author: Abbas Milani
Publisher: New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2012.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : 1st Palgrave Macmillan pbk. edView all editions and formats
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An Iranian scholar chronicles the life and legacy of the last Shah of Iran, including his role in the creation of the modern Islamic republic.
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Genre/Form: Biography
History
Biographies
Named Person: Mohammad Reza Pahlavi, Shah of Iran; Mohammad Reza Pahlavi, Shah of Iran; Mohammad Reza Pahlavi, Shah of Iran; Mohammad Reza Pahlavi, Shah of Iran
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Abbas Milani
ISBN: 0230340385 9780230340381 9781403971937 1403971935 9781845113728 1845113721
OCLC Number: 776499698
Notes: Originally published: 2011.
Description: viii, 488 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: A The Flying Dutchman --
A compromised constitution --
The peacock throne --
Jocund juvenilia --
Happy homecoming --
Crown of thorns --
Hurley's dreams --
Dawn of the Cold War --
Palace of solitude --
Ajax or boot --
Cat on a hot tin roof --
Russian house --
The dark side of Camelot --
Garrulous premier --
The bright side of Camelot --
The desert bash --
Architecture and power --
The perfect spy --
The perfect storm --
The Shah's last ride.
Responsibility: Abbas Milani.

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Asadollah Alam, an urbane aristocrat from the oldest of Iran's great families, was the Sha's most trusted confidant. As Prime Minister in 1962, Alam orchestrated the defeat of Ayatollah Khomeini's  Read more...

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"Asadollah Alam's diaries are the stuff of true history - hastily written, post-midnight accounts of a chief courtier's days. - Independent on Sunday"

 
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