Memoirs of Fatemeh Pakravan: Wife of General Hassan Pakravan, Army Officer, Chief of the State Intelligence and Security Organization, Cabinet Minister, and Diplomat by Habib Ladjevardi (Paperback, 1998)
Harvard Iranian Oral History Project memoirs of the wife of General Hassan Pakravan, who was the head of Iranian intelligence during Khomeini's first uprising in 1963. He was executed by the Islamic Republic shortly after the 1979 revolution. It provides fascinating details of the workings of the elite during the reign of Mohammad-Reza Pahlavi.
Habib Ladjevardi has been the director of the Iranian Oral History Project at Harvard University since 1981. Born in Tehran, he grew up in Scarsdale, N.Y., and was educated at the Yale Engineering School and the Harvard Business School. Dr. Ladjevardi returned to Iran in 1963 and began work as personnel manager in his family's business. Subsequently he was responsible for founding the Iran Center for Management Studies in Tehran, where he taught until 1976. He also served on a number of boards and councils in the private and public sectors. Dr. Ladjevardi received his Ph.D. from the University of Oxford in 1981.
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Sociology & Anthropology: Professional
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Harvard University, Center for Middle Eastern Studies