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The Shah and I: The Confidential Diary of Iran's Royal Court, 1968-77

The Shah and I: The Confidential Diary of Iran's Royal Court, 1968-77
Assadollah Alam

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Asadollah Alam, an urbane aristocrat from the oldest of Iran's great families, was the Sha's most trusted friend and confidant. As Prime Minister in 1962, Alam orchestrated the defeat of Ayatollah Khomeini's first serious challenge to the Pahlavi regime. Subsequently, he was made Minister of Court, a position of unique power and influence, which he retained until ill-health forced him to retire in 1977, the year before his death. Alam's diaries cover a nine-year period with remarkable frankness, recording his almost daily meetings and conversations with the Shah.

Author Info

Alinaghi Alikhani is a former President of Tehran University. Before that he was appointed by Alama as a Minister of Economy, a post he retained for six years.


"Asadollah Alam's diaries are the stuff of true history
hastily written, post-midnight accounts of a chief courtier's days.
Independent on Sunday"

Bibliographic Info

Imprint: I.B.Tauris
Publisher: I.B.Tauris & Co. Ltd.

ISBN: 9781845113728
Publication Date: 23 Oct 2007
Number of Pages: 576
Height: 234
Width: 156

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