The Fall of Heaven

The Pahlavis and the Final Days of Imperial Iran
eAudio - unabridged
Audio (22.02 hours)
Product Number: Z100115200
Released: Aug 02, 2016
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781504723459
Narrator/s: Assaf Cohen
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An immersive, gripping account of the rise and fall of Iran's glamorous Pahlavi dynasty, written with the cooperation of the late shah's widow, Empress FarahIn this remarkably human portrait of one of the twentieth century's most complicated personalities, author Andrew Scott Cooper traces Mohammad Reza Pahlavi's life from childhood through his ascension to the throne in 1941. He highlights the turbulence of the postwar era, during which the shah survived assassination attempts and coup plots to build a modern, pro-Western state and launch Iran onto the world stage as one of the world's top five powers. Listeners get the story of the shah's political career alongside the story of his courtship and marriage to Farah Diba, who became a power in her own right; the beloved family they created; and an exclusive look at life inside the palace during the Iranian Revolution.Cooper's investigative account ultimately delivers the fall of the Pahlavi dynasty through the eyes of those who were there: leading Iranian revolutionaries, President Jimmy Carter and White House officials, US Ambassador William Sullivan and his staff in the American embassy in Tehran, American families caught up in the drama, and even Empress Farah herself, along with the rest of the Iranian Imperial family.At once intimate and sweeping, The Fall of Heaven recreates in stunning detail the dramatic and final days of one of the world's most legendary ruling families, the unseating of which helped set the stage for the current state of the Middle East.

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Author(s): Andrew Scott Cooper
Original Publish Date: Aug 02, 2016

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Author(s): Andrew Scott Cooper
Narrator(s): Assaf Cohen
Product Number DD21410
Released: Aug 02, 2016
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781504723510
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Author(s): Andrew Scott Cooper
Product Number EB00632377
Released: Aug 02, 2016
Business Term: 52 Circ / 730 Day
Publisher: Henry Holt and Co.
ISBN: #9780805098983

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