Wednesday, January 15, 2020

Eleven top books on Iran

At the Waterstones blog, Mark Skinner tagged eleven top books on Iran, including:
Shah of Shahs
Ryszard Kapuscinski

A masterly piece of reportage from the firestorm of the Iranian revolution, Shah of Shahs details the twilight years of Mohammad Reza Pahlavi, the final Shah of Iran. A blistering account of paranoia, delusion and encroaching insurrection, Kapuscinski’s fast-paced narrative tells the dramatic story of a seismic fall from grace.
Read about another entry on the list.

Shah of Shahs is among Elliot Ackerman's six favorite books on war and rebellion and Kamin Mohammadi's top ten Iranian books.

--Marshal Zeringue