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Shah of Shahs Summary
Ryszard Kapuściński

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Shah of Shahs Summary

Plot Summary

Author Ryszard Kapuscinski provides personal reflections as well as a historical perspective on the 1979 Iranian revolution, in which Shah Mohammed Reza Pahlavi is forced from his throne and replaced by Supreme Leader Ayatollah Khomeini.

Kapuscinski begins the narrative well after the revolution has ended. He is trying to make sense of the various notes, interviews, and photographs he has collected during his time in Iran. Kapuscinski traces the lineage of Shah Mohammed Reza Pahlavi, the last Shah. His grandfather was a soldier who escorted the assassin of a Shah to a public execution. Pahlavi's father, Shah Reza Khan, is a huge and imposing man with a large appetite for life and possessions and an obsession with his military. Shah Reza Khan is forced from the throne during World War II by Allied forces after he refuses to allow goods to be shipped on Iran's Trans-Iranian railroad. At the...

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