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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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Language
eng
Summary
  • "An immersive, sweeping 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 Imperial family. Intimate and sweeping at once, The Fall of Heaven re-creates in stunning detail the dramatic and final days of one of the world's 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
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
DS318
LC item number
.C645 2016
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Iran
  • Mohammad Reza Pahlavi
  • Farah
  • HISTORY / Middle East / General
  • HISTORY / Revolutionary
  • HISTORY / Modern / General
  • Farah
  • Mohammad Reza Pahlavi
  • Iran
Label
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 (pages [561]-565) and index
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volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Back to Cairo -- The Shah -- Crown and kingdom -- The Old lion -- Farah Diba -- The Ayatollah -- "Javid shah!" -- Royals and rebels -- The camp of gold cloth -- The Pahlavi progress -- Emperor of oil -- The turning -- Thirsty for martyrdom -- Last days of Pompeii -- Farewell the Shah -- Lights over Niavaran -- The caravan passes -- Five days in May -- Into the storm -- Ramadan rising -- The Great Terror -- Black Friday -- State of siege -- Tehran burning -- Sullivan's folly -- Swept away -- Flight of the eagle
Control code
ocn922169321
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xviii, 587 pages
Isbn
9780805098976
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2015046095
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
40026274800
Other physical details
illustrations (some color), map
System control number
  • (OCoLC)922169321
  • (Sirsi) a1948441
Label
The fall of heaven : the Pahlavis and the final days of imperial Iran, Andrew Scott Cooper
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [561]-565) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Back to Cairo -- The Shah -- Crown and kingdom -- The Old lion -- Farah Diba -- The Ayatollah -- "Javid shah!" -- Royals and rebels -- The camp of gold cloth -- The Pahlavi progress -- Emperor of oil -- The turning -- Thirsty for martyrdom -- Last days of Pompeii -- Farewell the Shah -- Lights over Niavaran -- The caravan passes -- Five days in May -- Into the storm -- Ramadan rising -- The Great Terror -- Black Friday -- State of siege -- Tehran burning -- Sullivan's folly -- Swept away -- Flight of the eagle
Control code
ocn922169321
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xviii, 587 pages
Isbn
9780805098976
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2015046095
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
40026274800
Other physical details
illustrations (some color), map
System control number
  • (OCoLC)922169321
  • (Sirsi) a1948441

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