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Interview with Lehfeldt, William*

Educational background and early career; technical and economic relations between Iran and the U.S.; on social and economic change in Iran in the 1970s; U.S. economic and financial investments in Iran; U.S. Embassy in Iran during the MacArthur and Helms ambassadorships; on economic planning in Iran; on Iran’s role in the OPEC and the decision to raise the price of oil; U.S. government and business community’s reaction to Iran’s position on oil prices; relations between U.S. and Iran’s industrial sector, and economic planners; mode of operation of American private companies and contractors in Iran; assessment of Iran’s development policies; activities of General Electric in Iran; on Iran’s private sector; on the Revolution of 1978-79 and the reasons for the fall of the Pahlavi state.

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William-Lehfeldt-Vol-I William-Lehfeldt-Vol-II William-Lehfeldt-Vol-III William-Lehfeldt-Vol-IIII William-Lehfeldt-Vol-V William-Lehfeldt-Vol-VI William-Lehfeldt-Vol-VII William-Lehfeldt-Vol-VIII William-Lehfeldt-Vol-VIIII William-Lehfeldt-Vol-X


203pp. + biographical note + index

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