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Empire and Nationhood

Empire and Nationhood
Author: Mary Ann Heiss
ISBN 13: 9780231108195
ISBN 10: 231108192
Edition: N/A
Publisher: Columbia University Press
Publication Date: 1997-10-01
Format: Paperback
Pages: 336
List Price: $36.00

Heiss provides the most detailed account available of the 1951 seizure of British oil holdings in Iran by prime minister Mohammed Mossadegh, a turning point in cold war history.

Diane Kunz

An impressive study of the causes, course, and the consequences of the Iranian oil seizure. Using primary and secondary sources in an exemplary fashion, Heiss has explicated the strategic and diplomatic aspects of a complicated triangular balancing act.