Mohammad Reza Pahlavi (World Leaders Past and Present)

0 avg rating
( 0 ratings by Goodreads )
 
9781555468477: Mohammad Reza Pahlavi (World Leaders Past and Present)

Book by Cockcroft, James

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

From School Library Journal:

Grade 6 Up Be warned: this is not a conventional biography. Instead, Cockcroft uses the life of the Shah as a springboard to present a worst-case scenario of U.S. involvement in Iran. The account begins with the 1978 events that preceded the last exile of the Shah: government troops shooting women and children, killing hospital patients, burying protesters alive. Backtracking to the time of the First World War, the story then shows how British/Soviet interest in Persia resulted in a military coup and the Pahlavi regime. Two chapters tell of Mohammed Reza's background and early life. Cockcroft describes the role that the Allies played in Iran during World War II and gives a sketchy explanation of the Cold War mentality that led to disastrous U.S. intervention. CIA involvement, the creation of a police state, the too-little-too-late reformsthe whole sorry story emerges. The volume ends with the Khomeini revolution and the death of the Shah. The captions for the many black-and-white photos, along with provocative quotes and commentaries that dot the wide margins, add information. The problem with this volume lies in its tone and emphasis: Cockcroft pounds home the message that the U.S. was stupid, venal, and corrupt. Young readers need to know the dark side of our history. They also deserve a less inflammatory, more nuanced version than this book provides. Ellen D. Warwick, Robbins Junior Library, Arlington, Mass.
Copyright 1989 Reed Business Information, Inc.

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Buy New View Book
List Price: US$ 18.95
US$ 59.99

Convert Currency

Shipping: US$ 4.99
Within U.S.A.

Destination, Rates & Speeds

Add to Basket

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

Cockcroft, James
Published by Chelsea House Pub (L)
ISBN 10: 1555468470 ISBN 13: 9781555468477
New Quantity Available: 1
Seller
Cloud 9 Books
(Wellington, FL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Chelsea House Pub (L). LIBRARY BINDING. Book Condition: New. 1555468470 New Condition. Bookseller Inventory # NEW6.1570940

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 59.99
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 4.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds