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The Life and Times of the Shah


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Preface Notes on Transliteration and Translations PART I. FATHER AND SON 1. The Father 2. Father and Son 3. The Man PART II. HARD TIMES 4. Ascending the Throne 5. Azerbaijan 6. Nationalizing Oil 7. Toward the Abyss 8. TPAJAX PART III. SECURING THE REALM 9. A New Vista 10. The White Revolution 11. Women and Rights 12. Mastering Oil 13. Commander-in-Chief 14. Development and Dreams 15. Gas, Petrochemicals, and Nuclear Energy PART IV. REVOLUTION AND IRONY 16. Politics and Terror 17. SAVAK 18. A Celebration and a Festival 19. The Rastakhiz Party 20. The Gathering Storm 21. "I Heard the Message of Your Revolution" 22. "Melting Like Snow" PART V. EXILE 23. Trek to Nowhere 24. The Ayatollah's Shadow 25. Almost Bartered 26. Closing in a Dream Brief Chronology of the Pahlavi Dynasty Appendix 1: Iran's Prime Ministers under the Shah Appendix 2: Principles of Iran's White Revolution Appendix 3: U.S. Ambassadors to Iran, 1941-1979 Notes Selected Glossary of Terms and Events Index

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Gholam Reza Afkhami is Senior Scholar at the Foundation for Iranian Studies. Before the revolution of 1979 he was Professor of Political Science at the National University of Iran, Secretary-General of Iran's National Committee for World Literacy Program and Deputy Minister of Interior. He is author of The Iranian Revolution, among other books


"A comprehensive and well-researched reexamination of a well-meaning but tragic figure." -- Jay Freeman Booklist "A magisterial biography ... painstakingly researched and meticulously sourced." Iranian Freedom Blog "An easily accessible book, which should prove useful to people who are interested in the history and politics of modern Middle East." -- Serpil Atamaz-Hazar The Historian

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