Not only is this book important because of its presentation of history. It is also important because it might be predicting the future.
Subtle, lucid, and well-proportioned.
A valuable corrective to previous work and an important contribution to Iranian history.
–American Historical Review
An engaging tale of the machinations, intrigues, and personalities at the heart of the crisis.
A must-read for anyone wanting a clearer understanding of the history behind current U.S.-Iranian relations.