Mossadegh & "Sardar Nosrat"
Different times, different styles
A tribal leader's memoirs
April 7, 1998
Excerpts from Khaterat-e Amirteymur Kalali, the memoirs of Mohammad Ebrahim Amirteymour Kalali -- also known as Sardar Nosrat -- edited by Habib Ladjevardi. Amirteymour was a tribal leader, Majles deputy, and cabinet minister during Reza Shah and Mohammad Reza Shah's reign. The book was published in 1997 by the Iranian Oral History Project at Harvard University's Center for Middle Eastern Studies. Available from Iranbooks.
chief saved Ayatollah Khomeini
* Reza Shah & the hejab
* Mossadegh's mistake
* How the revolution should have been prevented
* People's lack of political maturity
* Seizing power from the Islamic Republic
Iranian Oral History Project
Led by Habib Ladjevardi, the Iranian Oral History Project has recorded the memoirs of 132 key political figures, comprising of approximately 900 hours of tape and 18,000 pages of transcript. The collection embodies the most comprehensive chronicle of eye-witness reports from modern Iran by key figures who defined its history. Microfiche of the collection has been purchased by libraries of major universities in Canada, England, germany, France as well as the United States.