Daughter of Persia: A Woman's Journey from Her Father's Harem Through the Islamic Revolution - Chapters 9 & 10 Summary & Analysis

Sattareh Farmanfarmaian
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Chapters 9 & 10 Summary and Analysis

In Chapter 9, The Fall of the Lion of God, Satti finally traveled to New York in 1952, planning to return to Iran. She was delayed by bureaucratic problems involving a passport for her daughter Mitra. At the Iranian consulate, she met an executive from the American Cities Service Oil Company. It was one of the few American petroleum companies that considered doing business with the newly nationalized Iranian oil industry. She was introduced to company owner Alton Jones, who hired her to brief his men on the culture of Iran, and monitor coverage by the news media. The American and British petroleum companies have prevailed upon their governments to place an embargo on Iranian oil, since the nationalization has essentially stolen the oil and refineries from the petroleum companies. The Iranians thought this action was justified, because most of its citizens were...

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