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Interview with Pur-Shoja, Amir

Recollections of childhood; memories of father’s service in the retinue of Reza Shah; early schooling; on joining the staff of the imperial court; recollections of the marriage of the Shah to Queen Farah; service in the personal staff of the Queen; service as personal valet of the Shah; on the Shah’s daily routines and personal habits; on the Shah’s mannerisms and mode of interaction with his staff; recollections of the Shah during the revolutionary period; reminiscences of the Shah’s life in exile; on the Shah’s illness and recollections of circumstances surrounding his death; an evaluation of the Shah’s personality and characteristics.

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