Kanoon Doostaran Farhang Iran Presents: Christopher de Bellaigue, author of a new book on Mossadegh: "Patriot of Persia: Muhammad Mossadegh and a Tragic Anglo-American coup"
Patriot of Persia: Muhammad Mossadegh and a Very British Coup
By Christopher de Bellaigue (published February 2012)
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Christopher de Bellaigue is a journalist who has written for many publications, including the Economist, the Financial Times and the New York Review of Books. A British national, he lived in Iran for seven years and is married to an Iranian artist. His first book, In the Rose Garden of Martyrs, published in 2005, was shortlisted for the Royal Society of Literature's Ondaatje Prize, and his second, Rebel Land, for the Orwell Prize for political writing.
"Winston Churchill considered 'Mussy Duck', as he called him, to be a lunatic. To millions of his compatriots, Mossadegh personified their country more completely than anyone else. Quite simply, he was Iran..... [He was] the father of the nation...." -- A quote from the book
Date: Sunday May 20, 2012
Time: 3:30 pm to 5:30 pm
Location: Phillips Hall Room B-165, George Washington University
Address: 801 22nd Street N.W., Washington, DC 20052
Immediately following the talk, there will be a book signing event.
The presentation is free and open to the public.
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