The Priest and The King. An Eyewitness Account of The Iranian Revolution.

Harney, Desmond.

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Book ID: 19815

ISBN:      1860643744


8 vo, ix, 206 pp. publisher’s original wrappers, previous owner’s name inscribed, verso lower cover, notes, biblio, index, copy in very good condition, I.B. Tauris, London, 1999.


The author, a former British diplomat charged with political reporting, lived in Iran for more than a decade and had come to know the country quite intimately. He was living in Tehran when the ‘convulsion’ – as he describes the Iranian Revolution – occurred and 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 – squared up to one another.

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