Shah of Shahs

Shah of Shahs - Modern Classics

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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.

Book information

ISBN: 9780141188041
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Imprint: Penguin Classics
Pub date:
DEWEY: 955.053092
DEWEY edition: 22
Language: English
Sales rank: 6548
Number of pages: 152
Weight: 132g
Height: 192mm
Width: 130mm
Spine width: 12mm