'The Life And Times Of The SHAH' - A Major Biography

'The Life And Times Of The SHAH' - A Major Biography
by Haj Seyd Mammad

Author Gholam Reza Afkhami discusses the first major biography of Mohammad Reza Shah in 25 years.


Gholam Reza Afkhami
Author, Senior Scholar at the Foundation for Iranian Studies; with

John Limbert
Distinguished Professor of International Affairs, United States Naval Academy; and

Shaul Bakhash
Robinson Professor of History, George Mason University.

The first major biography of Mohammad Reza Shah, the last Iranian monarch, in twenty-five years, this insider’s account depicts the unfolding of the shah’s life against the forces and events that shaped the development of modern Iran. New perspectives on key events in Iranian history, including the 1979 revolution, U.S.-Iran relations and Iran’s nuclear program, shed new light on what drives political and cultural currents in a country at the heart of today’s most perplexing geopolitical dilemmas.

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Nader Vanaki

I agree with Alborzi

by Nader Vanaki on

The man abondoned ship.  History would have been different had he stayed just like Salvador Allende did in Chile until the last bullet in his pistol.

No sense in analyzing him anymore.


He is dead

by Alborzi (not verified) on

Its amazing that 30 years after he is dead, they are debating, what caused it or was he sick. To me he was a coward for leaving his loyal generals to be executed. But its done he is dead and those days and those generals will not come back. So enough already lets work on world peace.


Thanks for sharing.

by Princess on

I found the discussion rather illuminating. Thanks!