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Iranian Prime Minster Mohammad Mosaddeq being carried away by supporters outside the parliament building after an address on oil nationalization. (Copyright 2003, AP/Wide World Photos)

The Iran Documentation Project

Malcolm Byrne, Project Director

Books | Electronic Briefing Books | Document Collections

Books

Mohammad Mosaddeq and the 1953 Coup in Iran
Edited by Mark J. Gasiorowski and Malcolm Byrne (Syracuse: Syracuse University Press, 2004, 360 pp.)

Winner 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."

"More books 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

"This book … 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

"Mark Gasiorowski and Malcolm Byrne have assembled a stellar array of talented scholars … This is an exceptional collection dealing with a uniquely important event."
- Gary Sick, Columbia, University

"This multinational, multiarchival history is a magnificent addition to the literature on post-World War II international history."
- Melvyn Leffler, U. of Virginia

The Iran-Contra Scandal: The Declassified History
by Malcolm Byrne and Peter Kornbluh (New York: The New Press, 314 pp.)

"The Iran-Contra documents assembled by the National Security Archive take us inside the Ragan/Bush administrations, where lying and deception of the press, Congress and the public were as essential to the government's policies as the illegal operations themselves."
- Seymour M. Hersh

"Among the myriad books from this event, this volume alone provides the public record needed to reach a final verdict. A professionally done volume, it belongs in every public school and academic library."
- Library Journal

The Chronology: The Documented Day-By-Day Account of Secret Military Assistance to Iran and the Contras
by Scott Armstrong, Malcolm Byrne, Tom Blanton and the National Security Archive, (New York: Warner Books, 1987, 687 pp.).

"The most comprehensive, authoritative, objective and useful summary of the Iran-Contra affair available. It makes the pieces fall into place and brings the individual players into focus."
- Bob Woodward, The Washington Post

"The Chronology is an extremely valuable work."
- Peter Jennings
ABC World News Tonight

"Essential reading."
- Stephen Engelberg
The New York Times

Electronic Briefing Books
Mohammad Mosaddeq and the 1953 Coup in Iran
The Secret CIA History of the Iran Coup, 1953
20 Years after the Hostages: Declassified Documents on Iran and the United States
Document Collections
Iran: The Making of U.S. Policy, 1977-1980
The Iran-Contra Affair: The Making of a Scandal, 1983-1988

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