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    DescriptionIn Shah of Shahs Kapuscinski brings a mythographer's perspective and a novelist's virtuosity to bear on the overthrow of the last Shah of Iran, one of the most infamous of the United States' client-dictators, who resolved to transform his country into "a second America in a generation," only to be toppled virtually overnight. From his vantage point at the break-up of the old regime, Kapuscinski gives us a compelling history of conspiracy, repression, fanatacism, and revolution.Translated from the Polish by William R. Brand and Katarzyna Mroczkowska-Brand.


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    Title
    Shah of Shahs
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Ryszard Kapuscinski
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 152
    Width: 130 mm
    Height: 198 mm
    Thickness: 15 mm
    Weight: 159 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780679738015
    ISBN 10: 0679738010
    Classifications

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 27430
    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: BIO
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T4.3
    BIC subject category V2: HBLW, HBJF1, HBTG, BGR
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1FBN
    BIC subject category V2: HBJH
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1HFGA
    B&T General Subject: 431
    Libri: I-PL
    Ingram Subject Code: PL
    BISAC Merchandising Theme: ET135
    Ingram Theme: CULT/MIDEST
    BISAC V2.8: HIS026000
    LC subject heading: , ,
    BISAC V2.8: POL000000
    DC22: 955
    DC21: 955
    LC subject heading: , , ,
    LC classification: DS318.K315
    DC22: 955/.053
    LC classification: DS318 .K31513 1992
    Thema V1.0: DNBR, NHH, NHG, NHTG
    Edition statement
    Reprint
    Publisher
    Random House USA Inc
    Imprint name
    Vintage Books
    Publication date
    01 August 1997
    Publication City/Country
    New York
    Review quote
    "A book of great economy and power...with vivid imagery, a breathless way of writing that carries the reader along, and a supreme sense of the absurd." --"New Republic""Like Sir Richard Butron, Evelyn Waugh and Mungo Park, [Kapuscinski] makes literature out of journalism." --"Newsweek""Insightful and important.... A readable, timely and valuable contribution to the understanding of the revolutionary forces at work in Iran.... The reader almost becomes a participant." --"The New York Times Book Review""A supercharged particle of a book." --"Los Angeles Times"
    Back cover copy
    In this book, the author brings a mythographer's perspective and novelist's virtuosity to bear on the overthrow of the last Shah of Iran, one of the most infamous of the United States' client-dictators, who resolved to transform his country into 'a second America in a generation', only to be toppled virtually overnight.