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""This is an important account of how Khomeini the man and the seminal, historical phenomenon may well linger on as a notional inspiration for modern Iran."" (37,1,2000) --Thomas Hylland Eriksen, Journal of Peace Research
""In spite of the modesty of its author, the book is highly detailed and full of the insights only a well-informed author can bring."" --John King, BBC Arabic Service
""Khomeini is an important book, not only as a biography of Ayatollah Khomeini, but as an honest analysis of the intellectual and political forces that were responsible for the 1979 revolution…” --Mehrdad Kia, 4/00
Khomeini, the mullah who seized power in Iran and unleashed a reign of terror, has been the subject of many critical articles and at least one biography. Read morePublished on Oct. 7 2003 by rivniz bibarg
what i truly enjoyed about this biography of khoemeini was that is was pretty much non biased,not like the western world's view of the man who portrayed the ayatollah as a fanatic... Read morePublished on Aug. 24 2003 by gordon
This is a great biography of a man who could be considered the most influential Islamic figure of the twentieth century. Read morePublished on Aug. 6 2003
It requires a great deal of courage to justify and praise the ideas and policies of a religious black reactinary in this day and age. Read morePublished on Sept. 28 2002
Moin takes the chronological approach to explaining Khomeini's rise to power. It is probably the easiest way of tracing the man's astounding rise out of seemingly nowhere. Read morePublished on June 20 2002
Sadly, there are very few books in English which discuss the Islamic Revolution in Iran from the Iranian point of view. Read morePublished on Dec 18 2001
Khomeini was nothing but a Psycho Maniac who was born in India and had no roots what so ever to Iran. He was a Murderer just like Hitler. Read morePublished on July 27 2001
The strength of the book is describing Khomeini's views towards Islam. It is very informative about mysticism and Khomeini's attachment to it. Read morePublished on Jan. 9 2001 by S. Bowman