"Shah of Shahs" depicts the final years of the Shah in Iran, and is a compelling meditation on the nature of revolution and the devastating results of fear. Here, Kapuscinski describes the tyrannical monarch, who, despite his cruel oppression of the Iranian people, sees himself as the father of a nation, who can turn a backward country into a ...Read More"Shah of Shahs" depicts the final years of the Shah in Iran, and is a compelling meditation on the nature of revolution and the devastating results of fear. Here, Kapuscinski describes the tyrannical monarch, who, despite his cruel oppression of the Iranian people, sees himself as the father of a nation, who can turn a backward country into a great power - a vain hope that proves a complete failure. Yet, even as Iran becomes a behemoth of riches' and as the Shah lives like a European billionaire, its people live in a climate of fear, terrorized by the secret police. Told with intense power and feeling, Kapuscinski portrays the inevitable build-up to revolution - a cataclysmic upheaval that delivered Iran into the rule of the Ayatollah Khomeini.Read Less
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Good. 015181483X Stated first edition. Good +. Blind stamp embossing bottom corner of fly page with former owner name. Binding solid, pages crisp and clean, no markings found. Dust jacket has 2 half inch repaired tears and light scuffs. Extremities lightly bumped with minimal tip wear.
Octavo; VG/VG; Gray spine with red and black lettering; Jacket has some wear to the edges, a few small creases at the lower edge of jacket spine; Boards are straight and strong; Binding tight; Text block bright and clean; 152 pages. Rockville.
VG/VG- 015181483x. Small 8vo 7½"-8" tall; 1985 pages; 1st English translation. (Translated from the Polish by William R. Brand and Katarzyna Mroczkowska-Brand. ). D. J. In mylar. Contents clean & bright no marks. Scarce copy.
A wothwhile review that shows how dispossession, power and conflict are the bedfellows of greed and autocracy coated with religion. Brings clarity to the Iranian situation and the unquentionable volatility or the region.
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