• "[It] is about a wildly popular figure who promised Iran's future would not be dependent on paying homage to the west: Mohammed Mossadegh, who was brutally removed from power in a coup orchestrated by the CIA in 1953. De Bellaigue is an outstanding journalist and you can tell why"

    Peter Frankopan, History Today
  • "Compelling"

    Max Hastings, Sunday Times
  • "Excellent"

    Charles Glass, Spectator
  • "A rich and timely immersion"

    David Gardner, Financial Times
  • "De Bellaigue's book is unsurpassed as a rounded portrait of Mossadegh"

    Times Literary Supplement