Mosaddeq and the 1953 Coup in Iran
by Mark J. Gasiorowski and Malcolm Byrne
(Syracuse: Syracuse University Press, 2004, 360 pp.)
of the 2004 Mosaddeq Foundation (Geneva) Prize for best book on
Iran. The prize is awarded every two years "to a book the text
of which is devoted to the geopolitical, economic and social situation
in Iran, written impartially and objectively."
should have this pedigree … The results are impressive: seven
polished studies that speak to each other … richly detailed
and tightly reasoned …"
- Foreign Affairs, Nov/Dec 2004
… sheds vital new light on issues that remain crucial to the
evolution of U.S.-Iran relations and to continuing questions about
unilateralism and secrecy in U.S. foreign policy."
- Nikki Keddie, UCLA
and Malcolm Byrne have assembled a stellar array of talented scholars
… This is an exceptional collection dealing with a uniquely
- Gary Sick, Columbia, University
multiarchival history is a magnificent addition to the literature
on post-World War II international history."
- Melvyn Leffler, U. of Virginia