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As an Iranian I have read more than a few books on Iran, and I am convinced that the writer has a clear and deep understanding of Iran politics/history.
I was searching for a good book on audible dealing with Iran history in 20th century and since I did not find many good ones, I considered this book. Since I was not particularly concerned with military issues, I was not sure if a "military history" will be the right choice. However, I am very glad I got this book because as one may imagine the boundary between military history and political history is vague in many senses, and this book portraits a valid and consistent image of Iran political history specially in 20th century.
The second half of the book, dealing with later years of Shah and onset of revolution, immediate years after the revolution and the details of Iran-Iraq war was priceless to me.
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This book reminds me of those history classes at school where you couldn't wait for the bell at end of class. There is plenty of detailed information here and the reader will certainly end up with a much deeper knowledge of the Iranian military, proving that they can stay awake.
The author also has an annoying pro-American bias that colours his accounts of post-revolutionary Iran in a way I found quite unhelpful.