Patriot Of Persia: Muhammad Mossadegh And A Tragic Anglo-American Coup

Paperback | May 21, 2013

byChristopher De Bellaigue

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The Economist’s Tehran correspondent Christopher de Bellaigue brings to light the never-before-told full story of one of the great anti-colonial heroes of the twentieth century: Muhammad Mossadegh, the great Iranian leader whose untimely demise resulted in the Islamic Revolution of 1979, and a man who has been demonized, ridiculed, and misunderstood in the West while remaining an icon and an inspiration across the Middle East. Patriot of Persia, the first biography exploring his life and impact, opens a crucial new window into Mossadegh—whose role in the evolution of Iran’s political climate cannot be overemphasized—providing a resource that will prove equally invaluable to academics, newshounds, and activists as they struggle to understand Mideast politics, Iran, Ahmadinejad, and the future of the region—and the world.

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The Economist’s Tehran correspondent Christopher de Bellaigue brings to light the never-before-told full story of one of the great anti-colonial heroes of the twentieth century: Muhammad Mossadegh, the great Iranian leader whose untimely demise resulted in the Islamic Revolution of 1979, and a man who has been demonized, ridiculed, and...

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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 overthr...

Christopher de Bellaigue has worked as a journalist in South Asia and the Middle East, writing for theEconomistand theFinancial Times, theIndependent, and theNew York Review of Books. His first book,In the Rose Garden of the Martyrs, was short-listed for the Royal Society of Literature's Ondaatje Prize, and his second,Rebel Land, was s...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:336 pages, 8 × 5.31 × 0.76 inPublished:May 21, 2013Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0061844713

ISBN - 13:9780061844713

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Rated 4 out of 5 by from The Agha Having read a book about Modern Iran history and another on middle east this book gives a lot more detailed picture of Iran.Bellaigue is impartial while relaying the acts and characteristics of Mossadegh. Nice book.
Date published: 2015-01-04

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“Brilliant…deft…De Bellaigue, fluent in Farsi, draws on previously unused Iranian sources to bring Mossadegh to vivid life…De Bellaigue’s powerful portrait is also a timely reminder that further Western recklessness toward Iran…would only pile tragedy upon tragedy.”