This book, although claiming to show you the inside scoop on what went on in revolutionary Iran, shares no insight, no secrets, no information, and no detail about anything... Read morePublished on May 9 2004
This is the first of Kapucinski's books that I've read and it takes a little while to get used to his style, but once you've settled in, it is quite entertaining. Read morePublished on March 15 2004 by Moses Alexander
I really enjoy this style of non-fiction. Kapuscinski describes photographs of different events, summarizes his meetings with different people and describes some of his time in... Read morePublished on July 8 2002
quite frankly, i do not think some of these other reviewers have read any kapuscinski books prior to this one. Read morePublished on May 29 2002 by brigid o'shaughnessy
This is a curious book.
It is supposed to be about Iran and its last king, Muhammad Reza Shah Pahlavi.
In fact, it is about everything except Iran and the Shah. Read more
If you are looking for a novel that is only rarely fact based and is one that only talks about the worst aspects of a dynasty, than you should definitely read Kapuscinski's Shah of... Read morePublished on Feb. 25 2002
I suppose the author is one of those "intellectuals" that thought Communism was one of the greatest thing to happen to Russia. Read morePublished on Feb. 24 2002 by A. K. K. Sheibany
This book is an artfully-written collection of some reflections on the last Shah of Iran and the Islamic Revolution. However, the author falls in short in a few regards. Read morePublished on Jan. 19 2002 by Julie