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The Last Shah : America, Iran, and the Fall of the Pahlavi Dynasty / Ray Takeyh.

Author/Creator:
Takeyh, Ray, author., Author,
Publication:
New Haven, CT : Yale University Press, [2021]
Format/Description:
Book
1 online resource (320 pages)
Series:
Council on Foreign Relations Books
Contained In:
De Gruyter University Press Library.
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Language:
In English.
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Mode of access: Internet via World Wide Web.
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Summary:
The surprising story of Iran's transformation from America's ally in the Middle East into one of its staunchest adversaries Offering a new view of one of America's most important, infamously strained, and widely misunderstood relationships of the postwar era, this book tells the history of America and Iran from the time the last shah, Mohammad Reza Pahlavi, was placed on the throne in 1941 to the 1979 revolution that brought the present Islamist government to power. This revolution was not, as many believe, the popular overthrow of a powerful and ruthless puppet of the United States; rather, it followed decades of corrosion of Iran's political establishment by an autocratic ruler who demanded fealty but lacked the personal strength to make hard decisions and, ultimately, lost the support of every sector of Iranian society. Esteemed Middle East scholar Ray Takeyh provides new interpretations of many key events-including the 1953 coup against Prime Minister Mohammad Mossadeq and the rise of Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini-significantly revising our understanding of America and Iran's complex and difficult history.
Contents:
Frontmatter
THE COUNCIL ON FOREIGN RELATIONS
Contents
Cast of Characters
Introduction: Through the Looking Glass
1 Iran under Occupation
2 A Crisis in Azerbaijan
3 The Oil Nationalization Crisis
4 The Coup
5 The Shah's Emerging Autocracy
6 The Age of Reform
7 Master of the Universe
8 The Revolution
9 Republic of Virtue
Conclusion: The Past Has Another Pattern
Acknowledgments
Notes
Index
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Description based on online resource; title from PDF title page (publisher's Web site, viewed 21. Apr 2021)
Contributor:
De Gruyter.
ISBN:
9780300256260
OCLC:
1226062416
Publisher Number:
10.12987/9780300256260 doi
Access Restriction:
Restricted for use by site license.