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The Resource The fall of heaven : the Pahlavis and the final days of imperial Iran, Andrew Scott Cooper

The fall of heaven : the Pahlavis and the final days of imperial Iran, Andrew Scott Cooper

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The fall of heaven : the Pahlavis and the final days of imperial Iran
Title
The fall of heaven
Title remainder
the Pahlavis and the final days of imperial Iran
Statement of responsibility
Andrew Scott Cooper
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • " An immersive, gripping account of the rise and fall of Iran's glamorous Pahlavi dynasty, written with the cooperation of the late Shah's widow, Empress Farah In this remarkably human portrait of one of the twentieth century's most complicated personalities, Mohammad Reza Pahlavi, Andrew Scott Cooper traces the Shah's life from childhood through his ascension to the throne in 1941. He draws the turbulence of the post-war era during which the Shah survived assassination attempts and coup plots to build a modern, pro-Western state and launch Iran onto the world stage as one of the world's top five powers. Readers get the story of the Shah's political career alongside the story of his courtship and marriage to Farah Diba, who became a power in her own right, the beloved family they created, and an exclusive look at life inside the palace during the Iranian Revolution. Cooper's investigative account ultimately delivers the fall of the Pahlavi dynasty through the eyes of those who were there: leading Iranian revolutionaries; President Jimmy Carter and White House officials; US Ambassador William Sullivan and his staff in the American embassy in Tehran; American families caught up in the drama; even Empress Farah herself, and the rest of the Iranian Imperialfamily. Intimate and sweeping at once, The Fall of Heaven recreates in stunning detail the dramatic and final days of one of the world's most legendary ruling families, the unseating of which helped set the stage for the current state of the Middle East."--
  • "In this remarkably human portrait of one of the twentieth century's most complicated personalities, Mohammad Reza Pahlavi, Andrew Scott Cooper traces the Shah's life from childhood through his ascension to the throne in 1941. He draws the turbulence of the post-war era during which the Shah survived assassination attempts and coup plots to build a modern, pro-Western state and launch Iran onto the world stage as one of the world's top five powers. Readers get the story of the Shah's political career alongside the story of his courtship and marriage to Farah Diba, who became a power in her own right, the beloved family they created, and an exclusive look at life inside the palace during the Iranian Revolution. Cooper's investigative account ultimately delivers the fall of the Pahlavi dynasty through the eyes of those who were there: leading Iranian revolutionaries; President Jimmy Carter and White House officials; US Ambassador William Sullivan and his staff in the American embassy in Tehran; American families caught up in the drama; even Empress Farah herself, and the rest of the Iranian Imperial family. Intimate and sweeping at once, The Fall of Heaven recreates in stunning detail the dramatic and final days of one of the world's most legendary ruling families, the unseating of which helped set the stage for the current state of the Middle East"--
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Cooper, Andrew Scott
Dewey number
  • 955.05/3092
  • B
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Iran
  • Mohammad Reza Pahlavi
  • Farah
  • HISTORY / Middle East / General
  • HISTORY / Revolutionary
  • HISTORY / Modern / General
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The fall of heaven : the Pahlavis and the final days of imperial Iran, Andrew Scott Cooper
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Control code
BK0017723729
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xviii, 587 p.
Isbn
9780805098976
Lccn
2015046095
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ill.
Label
The fall of heaven : the Pahlavis and the final days of imperial Iran, Andrew Scott Cooper
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Control code
BK0017723729
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xviii, 587 p.
Isbn
9780805098976
Lccn
2015046095
Other physical details
ill.

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