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The Eagle and the Lion: The Tragedy of American-Iranian Relations
A thought-provoking exploration of the American-Iranian relationship, from the 1940s through the Iran-Contra affair and its aftermath. James Bill, a well-known authority on the Middle East, has not only lived in Iran but also closely observed U.S. policy-making toward that country. He draws on interviews with many of the key American and Iranian figures, embassy files, Per ...more
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Got some information about what was happening in Iran during the 1960s--the part of the book I read--but beyond that, not impressive. The book bogs down in the details of personal relationships between Iranians and American diplomats, pop psychology about LBJ, with a lot of repetition. The moral is clear: the US made a hash of its relationship with the Shah. Still looking for a source that goes deeper.