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Shah of Shahs
     

Shah of Shahs

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by Ryszard Kapuscinski
 

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In Shah of Shahs Kapuscinski brings a mythographer's perspective and a novelist's virtuosity to bear on the overthrow of the last Shah of Iran, one of the most infamous of the United States' client-dictators, who resolved to transform his country into "a second America in a generation," only to be toppled virtually overnight. From his vantage point at the break

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In Shah of Shahs Kapuscinski brings a mythographer's perspective and a novelist's virtuosity to bear on the overthrow of the last Shah of Iran, one of the most infamous of the United States' client-dictators, who resolved to transform his country into "a second America in a generation," only to be toppled virtually overnight. From his vantage point at the break-up of the old regime, Kapuscinski gives us a compelling history of conspiracy, repression, fanatacism, and revolution.Translated from the Polish by William R. Brand and Katarzyna Mroczkowska-Brand.

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"A book of great economy and power...with vivid imagery, a breathless way of writing that carries the reader along, and a supreme sense of the absurd." —New Republic"Like Sir Richard Butron, Evelyn Waugh and Mungo Park, [Kapuscinski] makes literature out of journalism." —Newsweek"Insightful and important.... A readable, timely and valuable contribution to the understanding of the revolutionary forces at work in Iran.... The reader almost becomes a participant." —The New York Times Book Review"A supercharged particle of a book." —Los Angeles Times

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780804153508
Publisher:
Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Publication date:
08/06/2014
Series:
Vintage International
Sold by:
Random House
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
160
Sales rank:
471,325
File size:
2 MB

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Shah of Shahs 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Typical of this author, whose books are well-written, concise, and insightful.  Learned a good deal from it that is stilly very timely.