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The Strangling of Persia: A Personal Narrative Paperback – 6 Jul 2006

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  • Paperback: 496 pages
  • Publisher: Mage Publishers (6 July 2006)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1933823062
  • ISBN-13: 978-1933823065
  • Product Dimensions: 14 x 2.8 x 21.6 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,893,816 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Shuster's work stands as a prime example of American exeptionalism when the US was still an exception in international relations. His story is a sad tale of an American realist/idealist who attempted to rise above the great-power rivalries to bring stability and autonomy to a budding democracy caught between strategic conciderations. Anyone farmilure with the US involvement in the coup to overthrow the popular goverment of Mossadiq in 1953 will notice the many parellels and sad ironies in the Shuster text. This book is also perfect as a background to the relationship between the US and the Persian people. Shuster's work is a truely American attack on the European empirial system, and a scathing critic of the culture of diplomacy. Shuster was an exceptional man writing in an exceptional time, but it was exceptions such as Shuster which generated America's exceptional image throughout the world. Robert S. Glase
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After the ousting of the unpopular Shah Mohammad Ali in 1910, Persia's constitutional government invited the USA to send financial experts to knock their economy into shape. The person who headed the mission, and who became Treasurer-General of Persia, was W Morgan Shuster, a military man who had previously worked as a collector of customs in Manila. This is his personal account of his 7 turbulent months in office, a period which saw an invasion led by the ex-Shah, ever more aggressive incursions by Russia, and growing civil unrest culminating in a coup which overthrew the government and led to Shuster being expelled.

Shuster writes vividly, with intelligence and wit as well as considerable passion. You can't help but share his outrage at the atrociously high-handed behaviour of Russia and Britain in what was supposed to be an independent country. However, as Dr Jennifer Siegel points out in her monograph `Endgame', Shuster was to no small extent the author of his own downfall. His refusal to engage in the realpolitik of the Great Powers or to tolerate the corruption of the Persian upper classes - both highly commendable in theory - ensured that he alienated all potential allies except for the extreme nationalists. And his plans for an ever-larger Treasury gendarmerie led by the "fanatically anti-Russian" Colonel Stokes were seen as a threat by factions inside Persia such as the police, not just by the hawks in St Petersburg. As one contemporary British author sneeringly put it when commenting on this book, Shuster's "criticisms and denunciations reveal the lack of grasp of European problems so often manifested by his countrymen"!

Shuster's legacy was an admiration of and fondness for the US amongst the people of Iran, which lasted right up to the overthrow the Mossadiq government in 1953, by which time America had also discovered that being a Great Power means never having to say you're sorry.
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This book was first hand account of Mr. W. Morgan SHUSTER that how he was a finance consultant for Iran's government during early 1900. He wroked hard to reform Iran's corrupt institutes, and when Russia and Britian found him a problem. Thus, Russia invaded Iran and their army murdered innocent Iranian. Consequently, Mr. SHUSTER quit his position and he left Iran so Russian army would stop murdering Iranians.

It is an excellent book, it worth every penny.
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