Introduction The Flying Dutchman: Shah in Egypt and Morocco Early Childhood Days as Crown Prince Joyful Juvenilia: Crown Prince in Switzerland The Shadow of Patriarch: 1937 - 1941 Early Years on the Throne Azerbaijan and the Early Genesis of the Cold War The Shah and Mossadeq The CIA Coup Consolidation of Power: 1953 - 1960 The Kennedy Years: 1961 - 1963 The White Revolution: 1963 The Golden Years: 1964 - 1971 The Shah and the Politics of Oil The Perfect Spy: The Shah and the KGB The Carter Years The Revolution The Flying Dutchman
ABBAS MILANI Historian, Iranologist, and author. He is the Director of Iranian Studies at Stanford University USA and co-director of the Iran Democracy Project at the Hoover Institution. Milani has written for publications including The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, and Forbes and has appeared on CNN, the BBC, and NPR, among others. A member of the board of directors for the Iranian Studies Group at MIT, the San Francisco Chronicle has said of him that 'he has the ear of Washington insiders'.
'This is a readable and absorbing study of a man and a rule who may indeed have been a failure, but who, in the eyes of many, does not look quite as awful in retropsect as he may have seemed thirty years ago.' - David Morgan, TLS '..an enthralling biography and full of new information' The Spectator 'Milani's book is a first stop for anyone wishing to become acquainted with the personality and life of the last shah of Iran while also providing some new details and information to those already familiar with Mohammad Reza Pahlavi.' - Zhand Shakibi, London School of Economics and Political Science, Journal of Contemporary History