Muhammad Mossadegh, Iran's Lost Leader


In 1951, Iranian prime minister Muhammad Mossadegh, appeared on the cover of Time magazine, as Man of the Year. He had a long face and dark circles around his eyes, but wasn't wearing the pajamas he was known to wear.

At the time, Americans didn't know what to think of him, but the British knew what they wanted with him.  They wanted him gone.

Today, Muhammad Mossadegh lives on in the hearts of Iranians, nearly sixty years after the coup that ended his leadership.

In his new book on Mohammed Mossadegh, journalist Christopher de Bellaigue explains why - and how - the coup shaped the Iran of today.

The book is called Patriot of Persia: Muhammad Mossadegh and a Tragic Anglo-American Coup.

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