The Fall of Heaven

The Fall of Heaven
Author: Andrew Scott Cooper
Publsiher: Henry Holt and Company
Total Pages: 416
Release: 2016-08-02
Genre: History
ISBN: 9780805098983

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An immersive, gripping account of the rise and fall of Iran's glamorous Pahlavi dynasty, written with the cooperation of the late Shah's widow, Empress Farah, Iranian revolutionaries and US officials from the Carter administration In this remarkably human portrait of one of the twentieth century's most complicated personalities, Mohammad Reza Pahlavi, Andrew Scott Cooper traces the Shah's life from childhood through his ascension to the throne in 1941. He draws the turbulence of the post-war era during which the Shah survived assassination attempts and coup plots to build a modern, pro-Western state and launch Iran onto the world stage as one of the world's top five powers. Readers get the story of the Shah's political career alongside the story of his courtship and marriage to Farah Diba, who became a power in her own right, the beloved family they created, and an exclusive look at life inside the palace during the Iranian Revolution. Cooper's investigative account ultimately delivers the fall of the Pahlavi dynasty through the eyes of those who were there: leading Iranian revolutionaries; President Jimmy Carter and White House officials; US Ambassador William Sullivan and his staff in the American embassy in Tehran; American families caught up in the drama; even Empress Farah herself, and the rest of the Iranian Imperial family. Intimate and sweeping at once, The Fall of Heaven recreates in stunning detail the dramatic and final days of one of the world's most legendary ruling families, the unseating of which helped set the stage for the current state of the Middle East.

The Fall of Heaven

The Fall of Heaven
Author: Andrew Scott Cooper
Publsiher: Picador
Total Pages: 624
Release: 2018-05-15
Genre: History
ISBN: 1250304857

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An immersive, gripping account of the rise and fall of Iran's glamorous Pahlavi dynasty, written with the cooperation of the late Shah's widow, Empress Farah, Iranian revolutionaries and US officials from the Carter administration. In this remarkably human portrait of one of the twentieth century's most complicated personalities, Mohammad Reza Pahlavi, Andrew Scott Cooper traces the Shah's life from childhood through his ascension to the throne in 1941. He draws the turbulence of the post-war era during which the Shah survived assassination attempts and coup plots to build a modern, pro-Western state and launch Iran onto the world stage as one of the world's top five powers. Readers get the story of the Shah's political career alongside the story of his courtship and marriage to Farah Diba, who became a power in her own right, the beloved family they created, and an exclusive look at life inside the palace during the Iranian Revolution. Cooper's investigative account ultimately delivers the fall of the Pahlavi dynasty through the eyes of those who were there: leading Iranian revolutionaries; President Jimmy Carter and White House officials; US Ambassador William Sullivan and his staff in the American embassy in Tehran; American families caught up in the drama; even Empress Farah herself, and the rest of the Iranian Imperial family. Intimate and sweeping at once, The Fall of Heaven recreates in stunning detail the dramatic and final days of one of the world's most legendary ruling families, the unseating of which helped set the stage for the current state of the Middle East.

The Fall of Heaven

The Fall of Heaven
Author: Andrew Scott Cooper
Publsiher: Macmillan
Total Pages: 609
Release: 2016-08-02
Genre: HISTORY
ISBN: 9780805098976

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About the rise and fall of Iran's glamorous Pahlavi dynasty. Traces the Shah's life from childhood through his ascension to the throne in 1941. Readers get the story of the Shah's political career alongside the story of his courtship and marriage to Farah Diba, and an exclusive look at life inside the palace during the Iranian Revolution

Heaven on Earth

Heaven on Earth
Author: Joshua Muravchik
Publsiher: Encounter Books
Total Pages: 472
Release: 2019-04-02
Genre: Political Science
ISBN: 9781594039645

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Socialism was man's most ambitious attempt to supplant religion with a doctrine claiming to ground itself in “science.” Each failure to create societies of abundance or give birth to “the New Man” inspired more searching for the path to the promised land: revolution, communes, social democracy, communism, fascism, Arab socialism, African socialism. None worked, and some exacted a staggering human toll. Then, after two centuries of wishful thinking and bitter disappointment, socialism imploded in a fin de siècle drama of falling walls and collapsing regimes. It was an astonishing denouement but what followed was no less astonishing. After the hiatus of a couple of decades, new voices were raised, as if innocent of all that had come before, proposing to try it all over again. Joshua Muravchik traces the pursuit of this phantasm, presenting sketches of the thinkers and leaders who developed the theory, led it to power, and presided over its collapse, as well as those who are trying to revive it today. Heaven on Earth is a story filled with character and event while at the same time giving us an epic chronicle of a movement that tried to turn the world upside down—and for a time succeeded.

Heaven Should Fall

Heaven Should Fall
Author: Rebecca Coleman
Publsiher: MIRA
Total Pages: 358
Release: 2012-09-25
Genre: Fiction
ISBN: 9780778313892

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Retreating to New England with her boyfriend Cade, expectant mother Jill Wagner, whose own mother went to prison for killing her father, finds her life submerged into antigovernment paranoia and terrorism when tragedy pushes Cade and his bigoted family over the edge. (This book was previously listed in Forecast.) Original.

Falling out of Heaven

Falling out of Heaven
Author: John Lynch
Publsiher: HarperCollins UK
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2010-05-13
Genre: Fiction
ISBN: 9780007348732

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Hauntingly told and emotionally charged, this is an immense story of consuming addiction and the betrayal of trust.

The Oil Kings

The Oil Kings
Author: Andrew Scott Cooper
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 544
Release: 2012-09-11
Genre: Business & Economics
ISBN: 9781439155189

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Reveals the covert agreements that prompted America's decision to switch allegiance from Iran to Saudi Arabia as a dominant Middle-East oil supplier, citing the contributions of key players from Richard Nixon and Henry Kissinger to the Shah and Gerald Ford while explaining how choices in the 1970s set the stage for Iran's Islamic revolution.

The Five People You Meet in Heaven

The Five People You Meet in Heaven
Author: Mitch Albom
Publsiher: Hachette Books
Total Pages: 208
Release: 2007-04-01
Genre: Fiction
ISBN: 9781401388881

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Eddie is a wounded war veteran, an old man who has lived, in his mind, an uninspired life. His job is fixing rides at a seaside amusement park. On his 83rd birthday, a tragic accident kills him, as he tries to save a little girl from a falling cart. He awakes in the afterlife, where he learns that heaven is not a destination. It's a place where your life is explained to you by five people, some of whom you knew, others who may have been strangers. One by one, from childhood to soldier to old age, Eddie's five people revisit their connections to him on earth, illuminating the mysteries of his "meaningless" life, and revealing the haunting secret behind the eternal question: "Why was I here?"