The Priest and the King: An Eyewitness Account of the Iranian Revolution

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Januar 1999



Desmond Harney, a former British diplomat charged with political reporting, was living in Tehran in 1979 at the time of the Revolution. He felt compelled to keep a day-to-day record of the events he was witnessing around him as the priest and the king--the Ayatollah Khomeini and the Shah of Iran--squared off against each other. The result is this stunning first-hand account of one of the 20th century's most momentous episodes.


January-September 1978 - The gathering revolutionary storm; September 1978 - the great marches and the Jaleh Square massacre; October 1978 -Khomeini declaims in Paris, the Shah dithers in Tehran; November 1978 - Moharram marches and the foreigners' exodus; January 1979 -"the Shah has gone". Epilogue: an Islamic revolution and its aftermath.


Desmond Harney lived for more than a decade in Iran, both as a senior British diplomat and as a banker. He currently lives in London.


"Captures with a wonderful sense of immediacy the excitement and bewilderment of those days." --Gary Sick, editor, "The Persian Gulf in the New Millennium"
"[An] extraordinary and riveting diary of events that led to the Shah's overthrow...Harney conveys superbly the ups and downs, the rumours and speculations, the the old order was undermined." --William Shawcross, "The Sunday Times" (London)
EAN: 9781860643743
ISBN: 1860643744
Untertitel: Revised. Sprache: Englisch.
Verlag: I B TAURIS
Erscheinungsdatum: Januar 1999
Seitenanzahl: 224 Seiten
Format: kartoniert
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