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Shah of Shahs
Shah of Shahs - 2006 Book Cover (Penguin Modern Classics).jpg
Author Ryszard Kapuściński
Original title Szachinszach

William R. Brand and Katarzyna Mroczkowska-Brand

Translator( Valiallah Ebrahimi), translated the English version of Shah of Shahs in Persian
Country Poland
Language Polish
Genre Non-fiction/Literature
Publisher Penguin Modern Classics
Publication date
Media type Print (Paperback)
Pages 176
ISBN 9780141188041
OCLC 25533031

Shah of Shahs, published in 1982, is Polish journalist Ryszard Kapuściński's analysis of the decline and fall of Mohammad Reza Pahlavi, the last Shah of Iran.

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The Islamic Monthly

The Islamic Monthly
Thu, 12 Nov 2015 15:37:30 -0800

“Oil,” Ryszard Kapuściński wrote in Shah of Shahs, “is a resource that anesthetizes thought, blurs vision, corrupts.” In 1908, the British found it in Iran. War, fueled by oil fields from far-off subjugated lands, soon consumed Europe and helped bring ...


Mon, 28 Sep 2015 09:07:30 -0700

The only person Henry Kissinger flattered more than President Richard Nixon was Mohammad Reza Pahlavi, the Shah of Iran. In the early 1970s, the Shah, sitting atop an enormous reserve of increasingly expensive oil and a key figure in Nixon and ...

The Guardian (blog)

The Guardian (blog)
Wed, 20 May 2015 21:00:18 -0700

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Mon, 22 Jun 2015 03:01:56 -0700

When the director of Iranian studies at Stanford met with Artur Domoslawski, Kapuściński's biographer and friend, he said to Domoslawski, “You can open Shah of Shahs at any page, point to a passage, and I will tell you what's wrong or inaccurate.” And ...


Fri, 06 Feb 2015 07:54:35 -0800

Most people agree that his books of reportage, including The Shadow of the Sun (about Africa), Shah of Shahs (about the Iranian Revolution) and The Emperor, about life in the court of Ethiopia's Haile Selassie, are written so beautifully that it doesn ...

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Sun, 08 Mar 2015 12:30:00 -0700

Oil is a resource that anaesthetises thought, blurs vision, corrupts, so wrote Ryszard Kapuciski in his book 'Shah of Shahs'. Both in texture and illusiveness, oil has been coveted, fought over and hoarded. Somewhat like gold. But unlike gold, oil ...
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Sun, 10 May 2015 02:24:00 -0700

The succinct "Shah of Shahs" (1987, "Szachinszach", 1982) about Iran's 1979 revolution also includes a prescient forecast of what would ensue, while "Imperium" (1993, both Polish and English) is about his experiences of the Soviet Union in its heyday, ...

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Wed, 21 Jan 2015 13:54:09 -0800

Russell is a bit like the recently deceased Polish eyewitness journalist and (time-) travel writer Ryszard Kapuscinski, author of Shah of Shahs (on events leading up to the Iranian Revolution), Imperium (on the state of Russia after the Soviet collapse ...

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