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Blood & Oil: A Prince's Memoir of Iran, from the Shah to the Ayatollah

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Publisher Comments:

PEN/West Award Finalist

"Told with energy, perception and great charm. . . . For anyone who wants to . . . gain insight into the great cultural and political richness of Iran, past, present and future, this book is a marvelous introduction."

--Fred Halliday, Los Angeles Times

Iran was the first country in the Middle East to develop an oil industry, and oil has been central to its tumultuous twentieth-century history. A finalist for the PEN/West Award, Blood and Oil tells the epic inside story of the battle for Iranian oil. A prominent member of one of Iran's most powerful aristocratic families--so feared by Khomeini that the entire clan was blacklisted--Prince Manucher Farmanfarmaian was raised in a harem at the heart of Iran's imperial court. With wit and provocative detail, he describes the days when he served as the Shah's oil adviser and pioneered the partnership that resulted in OPEC. Beautifully written and epic in its scope, this scintillating memoir provides a fascinating history of modern Iran.

"Distinguished by its political acumen, historical sense, and vividness of description and anecdote. It is also notable for a wry sense of humour. . . . Amid the euphoria about the development of the oilfields of Central Asia and the Transcaucasus, [its] lesson should be kept in mind."

--Anatol Lieven, Financial Times

"A book of stunning beauty . . . One of the best accounts of the cultural and political life of modern Iran, it is exquisite and intimate, rendered with art-istry and detail." --Fouad Ajami

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and anecdote. It is also notable for a wry sense of humour. . . . Amid the euphoria about the development of the oilfields of Central Asia and the Transcaucasus, [its] lesson should be kept in mind."

--Anatol Lieven, Financial Times

"A book of stunning beauty . . . One of the best accounts of the cultural and political life of modern Iran, it is exquisite and intimate, rendered with art-istry and detail." --Fouad Ajami

Product Details

ISBN:
9780307430717
Subtitle:
A Prince's Memoir of Iran, from the Shah to the Ayatollah
Publisher:
Random House
Author:
Farmanfarmaian, Manucher
Author:
Farmanfarmaian, Roxane
Author:
Manucher Farmanfarmaian
Author:
Roxane Farmanfarmaian
Subject:
History : Middle East - General
Subject:
Business & Economics : Industries - Energy Industries
Subject:
Royalty
Subject:
Middle East - Iran
Subject:
Personal Memoirs
Subject:
Petroleum industry and trade
Subject:
Statesmen
Subject:
Iran Politics and government 1925-1979.
Subject:
Farmanfarmaiyan, Manuchihr
Subject:
Middle East
Subject:
Biography-Royalty
Subject:
Middle East-Iran/Persia
Subject:
World History-Middle East
Subject:
Business & Economics : Industries - Energy
Subject:
Middle East-Iran and Persia
Subject:
main_subject
Subject:
all_subjects
Publication Date:
20051213
Binding:
ELECTRONIC
Language:
English
Pages:
514

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Biography » General
Biography » Political
Biography » Royalty
Business » General
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History and Social Science » World History » General
History and Social Science » World History » Middle East
Science and Mathematics » Geology » Petroleum Geology

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Product details 514 pages Random House Publishing Group - English 9780307430717 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , and anecdote. It is also notable for a wry sense of humour. . . . Amid the euphoria about the development of the oilfields of Central Asia and the Transcaucasus, [its] lesson should be kept in mind."

--Anatol Lieven, Financial Times

"A book of stunning beauty . . . One of the best accounts of the cultural and political life of modern Iran, it is exquisite and intimate, rendered with art-istry and detail." --Fouad Ajami

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