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Ali Khamenei
  • Format
  • HARDCOVER
  • Authored by: John Murphy; Introduction by Arthur M. Schlesinger, Jr
  • From the Series: Modern World Leaders
  • Trim Size: 6-1/2 x 9-1/4
  • ISBN-10: 0791095177
  • ISBN-13: 978-0-7910-9517-1
  • Status: In Stock
  • List Price: $35.00
  • Imprint: Chelsea House
  • Published: 11/01/2007
  • Dewey Number: 955
  • Reading Level: Grades 6-12
  • Pages: 144

Summary

While much attention has been focused recently upon Iran's fiery and controversial president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, the nation's other leading power broker has remained largely in the shadows...until now. Grand Ayatollah Ali Khamenei was born into a family of strict piety and moderate poverty. As a serious-minded, religious student, he soon caught the eye of the Ayatollah Khomeini. Joining Khomeini in his revolutionary activities against the U.S.-backed Shah of Iran, Khamenei was repeatedly imprisoned and tortured. Undaunted, he survived to witness Khomeini's triumphant return from exile and was rewarded for his sacrifices to the Islamic revolution with a series of important government and religious appointments. Upon Khomeini's death, Khamenei was named his successor and became the Grand Ayatollah of Iran. This biography is essential reading for those eager to learn about a man likely to become one of the most influential world leaders of the 21st century.

Specifications

Full-color and black-and-white photographs. Chronology. Bibliography. Further reading. Index.

About the Author(s)

John Murphy is a New York City-based writer who has written extensively for the young adult market. He holds an M.A. in medieval literature and is interested in the centuries-long interaction between the Western and Eastern worlds.

Introduction by Arthur M. Schlesinger Jr., Albert Schweitzer Professor of Humanities, City University of New York; winner of the Pulitzer Prize for History and for Biography.

Reviews and Awards

“…dynamic, thought-provoking…detailed...”
Booklist

“…an impressive introduction to a controversial Iranian leader…well-researched…”
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