With the same narrative power that dissected the rule of Haile Selassie in The Emperor, Kapuscinski turns his attention to Iran, combining reportage with reflection to deliver what is at once a compelling account of the fall of the Shah in 1979 and a timeless portrait of the terror state and revolution. Translated by William R. Brand and Kataryna Mroczkowska-Brand.
"Shah of Shahs is a book of great economy and power. It has the author's skill with vivid imagery, a breathless way of writing that carries the reader along, a supreme sense of the absurd."--Fouad Ajami, The New Republic
"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