The Shah of Shahs by Ryszard Kapuściński

This was recommended to me by a dear colleague when I asked for books to read when travelling.

I did not know what to expect but they introduction outlining a journalist’s perspective in the life and times of the last Shah of Iran peaked my interest. It provides a fascinating account of Iranian politics which I was not aware of, written in a fast-paced manner. The story picks up a couple of days / weeks after the fall of the Shah and provides detailed accounts on the rise of the Shah’s family, his aspirations, plan to make Iran the Greatest Civilisation ever and the challenges he faced in the process.

Definitely on the Christmas gift list.

Genre: fiction
Subjects: History

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