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A deep knowledge of Iranian history, especially about the key role the United States has played in its internal affairs since World War II, informs this meaty biography by Iranian-American historian Milani (Iranian Studies/Stanford Univ.).Jan 04 2011 | Read Full Review of The Shah
But now, with Abbas Milani's "The Shah," we have a finely wrought, enlightening biography of Shah Mohammad Reza Pahlavi, who ruled Iran from 1941 to 1979 and whose policies inadvertently brought on the Iranian upheaval.Jan 19 2011 | Read Full Review of The Shah
It was uncanny to read the closing chapters of this splendidly detailed biography of the last shah of Iran while tumultuous and jubilant crowds in Egypt drove Hosni Mubarak from power.The parallels were so close they seemed to come out of some fanciful fiction.Feb 20 2011 | Read Full Review of The Shah
Nearly every chapter in "The Shah," Abbas Milani's skillful biography of Iran's last king, begins with a phrase from Shakespeare's "King Richard II," about a tragic figure who believes he is ordained by God to lead his people.Jan 09 2011 | Read Full Review of The Shah
Here, internationally respected author Abbas Milani gives us the definitive biography, more than ten years in the making, of the monarch who shaped Iran’s modern age and with it the contemporary politics of the Middle East.
The Shah’s was a life filled with contradiction—as a ...
Abbas Milani, the Iranian-American director of the Iranian Studies Program at Stanford University as well as research fellow at the Hoover Institution, has written an insightful and timely biography of the last shah of Iran, Mohammed Reza Pahlavi.| Read Full Review of The Shah
Reading Abbas Milani's compelling biography The Shah is a rewarding yet dispiriting journey, as it might be for its author.| Read Full Review of The Shah
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