The Persian Sphinx is a must read book for any one who is interested in Iran and it's history.
Dr. Milani is frighteningly honest and admirably objective in writing a TRUE biography which in itself is a rare comodity in the Iranian history collection.
Mr. Milani's style of researched and carefully documented narrations leads one to believe that the work is historically accurate.
I just finished reading a biography by Abbas Milani titled The Persian Sphinx: Amir Abbas Hoveyda and the Riddle of the Iranian Revolution (2004). Read morePublished on September 4, 2011 by E. Tompkins
PM Hoveyda was the Iran's Prime Minister for 13 yrs in 1960s and 70s and the late Shah's minister of the court in the last years of the government of the Shah of Iran. Read morePublished on September 8, 2008 by Winston
Found this book very interesting because the author of book simply presented facts, and did not express his own view.
The story was sad because Mr. Read more
For any Iranian, especially those who left revolutionary Iran in their teens, this is a must read. When I left, I was old enough to understand some things political but not most. Read morePublished on September 10, 2005 by A reader in California
Well written it certainly is. I quite liked how it evoked emotion and revulsion at the murder of such friendly personality as Mr. Hoveyda. Factual the book most certainly is not. Read morePublished on December 30, 2001 by A. K. K. Sheibany
... People are either "good" or "bad." Any fair reading of The Persian Sphinx makes amply clear that the author in no way "romanticizes" Hoveyda. Read morePublished on June 26, 2001 by Thad Inge