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The Life and Times of the Shah

Gholam RezaAfkhami

Published by University of California Press

Published in print December 2009 | ISBN: 9780520253285
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780520942165 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1525/california/9780520253285.001.0001
The Life and Times of the Shah

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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. It also sheds new light on what drives political and cultural currents in a country at the heart of today's most perplexing geopolitical dilemmas.

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

Book.  740 pages.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Asian History

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The Father in The Life and Times of the Shah

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Father and Son in The Life and Times of the Shah

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The Man in The Life and Times of the Shah

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Ascending the Throne in The Life and Times of the Shah

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Azerbaijan in The Life and Times of the Shah

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Nationalizing Oil in The Life and Times of the Shah

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Toward the Abyss in The Life and Times of the Shah

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Tpajax in The Life and Times of the Shah

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A New Vista in The Life and Times of the Shah

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The White Revolution in The Life and Times of the Shah

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