The Persian Sphinx is a must read book for any one who is interested in Iran and it's history.
Mr Milani has done it again...a great contribution to an unbiased understanding of political landscape before the iranian revolution.
Mr. Milani's style of researched and carefully documented narrations leads one to believe that the work is historically accurate.
Really enjoyable history read, for the fans of Iranian politics during the Shah years. He was sadly under-rated and under-appreciated.Published 3 days ago by M.R.K.
Mr Milani has done it again...a great contribution to an unbiased understanding of political landscape before the iranian revolution. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Mohsen Agharazii
Mr. Milani described Hovaida"s personality very well. very enjoyable book. full of details .Published 4 months ago by Dokhi Foster
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