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Fall of the Peacock Throne : the story of Iran / William H. Forbis.


1st ed.. New York : Harper and Row, [1980] .
ISBN 9780060113018, 0060113014, 0060337085

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Subjects Iran.
Mohammad Reza Pahlavi, Shah of Iran, 1919-1980
Mohammad Reza Pahlavi, Shah of Iran, 1919-1980.
Series Cass Canfield book.
Description viii, 305 pages : maps ; 25 cm.
Copyright Date [1980]
©1980
Notes Includes bibliographical references (pages 293-295) and index.
Summary Discusses the history, geography, politics, religion, culture, and people of Iran and analyzes the fall of the Shah and the rise of the Ayatollah.
Contents Introduction -- Part One: A Persian story -- His destined hour -- Cyrus, Darius, and glory -- "Defeat makes us invincible" -- The Pahlavi dynasty -- First Persian singular -- Part Two: The Iranians -- "Drown him, even if I drown too" -- The veiled society -- The case of the hidden Imam -- The Iranian way of life -- The great (illiterate) civilization -- On literature, lutes, and the chin of a kitten -- Part Three: Petroleum power -- King oil -- Industrialization -- Farming the desert -- Fire the gun, but not loudly -- The Iranian revolution.
Genre Pahlavi-Dynastie.
Geographic Area Iran
Network Numbers (OCoLC)4056887
(OCoLC)ocm04056887
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WorldCat Identities Forbis, William H.
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