Shah of Shahs

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Paperback
$16.00 US
5.18"W x 7.99"H x 0.43"D  
On sale Feb 04, 1992 | 160 Pages | 978-0-679-73801-5
| Grades 9-12 + AP/IB
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
Ryszard Kapuscinski, Poland’s most celebrated foreign correspondent, was born in 1932 in Pinsk (in what is now Belarus) and spent four decades reporting on Asia, Latin America, and Africa. He is also the author of Imperium, Another Day of Life, and The Soccer War. His books have been translated into 28 languages. Kapuscinski died in 2007. View titles by Ryszard Kapuscinski
"A book of great economy and power...with vivid imagery, a breathless way of writing that carries the reader along, and a supreme sense of the absurd." —New Republic

"Like Sir Richard Butron, Evelyn Waugh and Mungo Park, [Kapuscinski] makes literature out of journalism." —Newsweek

"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

"A supercharged particle of a book." —Los Angeles Times

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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

Author

Ryszard Kapuscinski, Poland’s most celebrated foreign correspondent, was born in 1932 in Pinsk (in what is now Belarus) and spent four decades reporting on Asia, Latin America, and Africa. He is also the author of Imperium, Another Day of Life, and The Soccer War. His books have been translated into 28 languages. Kapuscinski died in 2007. View titles by Ryszard Kapuscinski

Praise

"A book of great economy and power...with vivid imagery, a breathless way of writing that carries the reader along, and a supreme sense of the absurd." —New Republic

"Like Sir Richard Butron, Evelyn Waugh and Mungo Park, [Kapuscinski] makes literature out of journalism." —Newsweek

"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

"A supercharged particle of a book." —Los Angeles Times

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