Shah Mohammed Reza Pahlavi
This man is the last leader of Iran, and by the end of the book is forced to flee the country in February of 1979 amidst revolution.
This man is one of the highest religious leaders of the Shiite Muslim faith. He comes from the Iranian town of Qom.
Shah Reza Khan
This man is the father of Mohammed Reza Pahlavi, a career soldier turned politician.
This man is a liberal politician who manages to temporarily wrest power from Shah Pahlavi in 1951.
This group of upper-class freeloaders is created from vast oil wealth.
This man is an intellectual who initially escaped the Shah's Savak in 1969 but who returns to Iran in 1977 at his brother's urging.
This group is the Shah's secret police. They enforce loyalty to the Shah.
This is a poor nine-year-old boy from...
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