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The Spirit of Allah: Khomeini and the Islamic Revolution
A biography of Khomeini, definitely not an authorized one, which serves at the same time as a history of the struggle for political power in Iran over the past few decades. Taheri, a prominent editor in Teheran before the revolution, paints a superb portrait of the ayatollah-devout man of God and consummate politician, ambitious, uncompromising, vengeful, single-minded in the never-ending battle against "Satan" in whatever guise he appears to Khomeini.