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  • [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

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