Mossadegh. A Political Biography

DIBA, Farhad. Mossadegh. A Political Biography.

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DIBA, Farhad. Mossadegh. A Political Biography. London, Croom Helm, [1986].

8vo. Original boards with illustrated dust-wrappers; pp. xii, 228, plates after photographs; a fine copy.
Very rare first edition of the first English language works on one of the most important Iranian politicians of the first half of the 20th century. A powerful parliamentarian Mossadegh achieved the nationalization of the Iranian oil industry in 1951. Backed by Britain,. the CIA successfully stage-managed a coup, by inciting conservatives and religious groups to oust him as Prime Minister.