The Fall of Heaven

The Fall of Heaven

The Pahlavis and the Final Days of Imperial Iran

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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.
Publisher: Solon, Ohio : Findaway World, LLC, [2016]
Edition: Unabridged
ISBN: 9781504755108
1504755103
Characteristics: audio file,ACLEP
digital,non-volatile flash memory
1 audio media player (22 hrs.) : digital, HD audio ; 9 x 6 cm.; in container 19 x 14 cm
Call Number: PLWY 955.053092 COO

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