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The Life and Times of the Shah

Gholam RezaAfkhami


This biography is an insider's account of the life and times of Mohammad Reza Shah, who ruled from 1941 to 1979 as the last Iranian monarch. The book takes advantage of unparalleled access to a large number of individuals—including high-ranking figures in the shah's regime, members of his family, and members of the opposition—to depict the unfolding of the shah's life against the forces and events that shaped the development of modern Iran. This account provides a new perspective on key events in Iranian history, including the 1979 revolution, U.S.-Iran relations, and Iran's nuclear program. I ... More

Keywords: biography, Mohammad Reza Shah, family members, opposition members, modern Iran, Iranian history, 1979 revolution, U.S.-Iran relations, nuclear program, political currents

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2009 Print ISBN-13: 9780520253285
Published to California Scholarship Online: March 2012 DOI:10.1525/california/9780520253285.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Gholam RezaAfkhami, author