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A New Biography of Iran's Fallen Shah

Book Critic John Leonard reviews The Shah's Last Ride by journalist William Shawcross. The book documents the Iranian leader's rise with the help of Western intervention, and his overthrow during the Islamic Revolution.

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Other segments from the episode on October 18, 1988

Fresh Air with Terry Gross, October 18, 1988: Interview with Randy Newman; Commentary on the band the 5 Royales; Interview with Fran Landesman; Review William Shawcross's book "The Shah's Last Ride."

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