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Iran: The Untold Story
Iran: The Untold Story
By Mohamed Heikal
Pantheon, 1982, 217 pp

Though by no means the whole untold story, this book on the Iranian revolution by the noted Egyptian journalist is of special interest on two counts: one, it provides new information, the result of his own investigations and interviews both before and during the revolution (with the Shah, Khomeini, Bazargan and others); and, two, it gives a new viewpoint, that of a non-Iranian Middle Easterner who sees Americans and the U.S. government as having totally misread and misunderstood Iranian affairs for years.