Patriot of Persia: Muhammad Mossadegh and a Tragic Anglo-American Coup

Patriot of Persia: Muhammad Mossadegh and a Tragic Anglo-American Coup

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Paperback, Harpercollins, 2013, ISBN13 9780061844713, ISBN10 0061844713
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PATRIOT OF PERSIA [9780061844713]

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PATRIOT OF PERSIA [9780061844713]

On August 19, 1953, the American and British intelligence agencies launched a desperate coup in Iran against Muhammad Mossadegh, a bedridden seventy-two-year-old man. His crimes had been to flirt with communism and to nationalize his country's oil industry, which for forty years had been in British hands. But the countries that overthrew Mossadegh would, in time, deeply regret siding with his great foe, Shah Muhammad-Reza Pahlavi. Mossadegh was one of the first liberals of the Middle East, a man who wanted friendship with the West--but not slavish dependence.

Who was this political guerrilla of noble blood, so adored in the Middle East and so reviled in the West? Schooled in Europe and pitted against dictatorship at home, Mossadegh had become the nation's conscience by the time of the Shah's ascension. Written by our foremost observer of Iran, Patriot of Persia reveals a man who embodied his nation's struggle for freedom and whose life serves as a warning to the White House and Downing Street as they commit to further intervention in a volatile and unpredictable region.

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Book Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 310
Original Languages: English
Author: de Bellaigue, Christopher
Publisher: Harpercollins
ISBN-13: 9780061844713
Assembled Product Dimensions (L x W x H): 5.50 x 8.00 x 1.00 Inches
ISBN-10: 0061844713
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