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Good, but mainly about the Shah after his fall
on November 13, 2011
I read this good book, here in Brazil.
But, please be care to not to have a deception, with this book. Never buy this book to really read, about the Iranian Islamic Revolution. Please, this book is more than 85% about the Shah's life after he left Iran and power on January, 1979. Yes, there's the chapters 2, 9, 10 and 11 that are mainly about Iran before the Shah's fall. Chapter 11, I thought as the best in all this book. The four best pages of his book are pages telling about the Shah's death in Egypt. He died with his family.
Seven great things of this book:
1- This book is really unbiased. It tells about what happened with the Shah, after he left the power and Iran.
2- This book really tells how small number were the real Shah's friends.
3- The Shah's defects, including his corruption and being a womanizer, before he left the power is really described.
4- Defects and crimes of Shah's family are described. His twin sister, former princess Ashraf is described how she made bad and good things. The Shah's last wife, the Shahbanu Farah Pahlavi (born Farah Diba) is described into good words, about that woman and last Shahbanu of the world. Shahbanu is the wife of Shah. The Shahbanu Farah Pahlavi seems to be the only good person circling the Shah. The rest of Shah's family was terrible.
5- This book tells how shunned became the Shah, after he fall from power.
6- Even being writen on 1988, this book isn't outdated about the Shah's end.
7- The epilogue of this book shows clearly that the Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini, the leader of the Islamic revolution was doing in Iran, when this good book was published, in 1988.
Problems of this book are these:
1- This book isn't linear, except on its last half.
2- I wanted more information about the six months before the fall of the Shah.
3- The paper where this good book was printed has a terrible quality. It smells bad e is yellow; while book far older than this are in very good state of conservation.