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The Life and Times of the Shah$
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Gholam RezaAfkhami

Print publication date: 2009

Print ISBN-13: 9780520253285

Published to California Scholarship Online: March 2012

DOI: 10.1525/california/9780520253285.001.0001

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The Life and Times of the Shah

Gholam R. Afkhami

University of California Press

Mohammad Reza acquired many of his father's habits, though Mohammad Reza was shy and reserved even when at the apogee of power. As crown prince, Mohammad Reza had been taught to be Spartan in his personal life; he remained so as king. His father slept on the floor in an unadorned room. The son also lived in relative simplicity. He was punctual, disciplined, and given to daily routines he followed almost religiously, even when he was on vacation. Of his three brides (Fawzieh, Soraya, and Farah), it was Farah that bore the shah a male heir in less than a year, which made her position secure and the shah's relation with her unique. The shah's circle of friends was small and over the years remained relatively unchanged. The shah's childhood religious beliefs remained with him to the end. He insisted on honoring the Islamic tenets.

Keywords:   Mohammad Reza, Reza Shah, shah, Farah, Islam

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