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Patriot of Persia: Muhammad Mossadegh and a very British Coup

Friday 3 February 2012

Public Lecture and Book Launch

Tuesday 14th February 2012 - 7:00 pm

The Royal Geographical Society
1 Kensington Gore, London SW7 2AR

A lecture on the 1953 Anglo-American coup that overthrew Muhammad Mossadegh and restored the Shah to power.

Organised by

The Iran Society and Iran Heritage Foundation

Introduction

On August 19, 1953, the government of Muhammad Mossadegh, Iran’s nationalist prime minister, succumbed to an Anglo-American coup in favour of the Shah. How did this happen? What combination of forces worked against the septuagenarian prime minister as his dream of a truly independent Iran collapsed around him?

To celebrate the publication of Christopher de Bellaigue’s new book, Patriot of Persia: Muhammad Mossadegh and a very British coup, the author presents a thrilling account of this crucial event in the history of relations between the Middle East and the West in a lecture at the Royal Geographical Society.

Christopher de Bellaigue is one of our leading experts on modern Iran. His previous books have been shortlisted for the Royal Society of Literature’s Ondaatje Prize and the Orwell Prize.
Ticket Information

£10 + SAE

Tickets should be ordered from the Iran Society, 2 Belgrave Square, London SW1X 8PJ.

Payment By cheque made out to the Iran Society.
When & Where

Tuesday 14th February 2012
Lecture: 7:00 – 10:00 pm

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