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Deadly Secrets of Iranian Princes cover

  • Paperback Edition
    • 978-1-77067-220-8
    • 5.5 x 8.5 inches
    • Black & White interior
    • 464 pages
  • Hardcover Edition
    • 978-1-77067-219-2
    • 5.5 x 8.5 inches
    • Black & White interior
    • 464 pages
  • Keywords
    • Iran,
    • Shah,
    • Mahvi,
    • Siemens,
    • AEOI,
    • Nuclear Power,
    • WMD,
    • Jalousie,
    • St Lucia,
    • Sailing

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Deadly Secrets of Iranian Princes
Audacity to Act
by Pascal Mahvi

Every once in a while, someone with unprecedented access to the truth, lifts the veil in a memoir so stark and revealing that it has the power to reframe history and our perceptions of those who defined it. Pascal Mahvi’s book is one such to me. The Deadly Secrets of Iranian Princes, which spans three decades, is Mahvi’s candid account of his struggle growing up straddling two cultures and in the process reconciling his own identity both as an American and a descendant of Iranian royalty. When the newly appointed Shah of Iran reaches out to Mahvi’s father to become his chief advisor and confidante, young Pascal is thrust into the controversial leader’s elite inner-sanctum during one of the most pivotal periods in history. The author’s story of survival is at once both riveting and poignant, offering rare, intimate glimpses of the Shah at his most human away from the glare of the spotlight. It is also a window into the surprising strengths and frailties of some of the world’s most famous celebrities from the deeply personal perspective of someone who unexpectedly finds himself an intimate part of their world. Told through the eyes of a son forced to become a man against a backdrop of unimaginable danger and sacrifice, Deadly Secrets of Iranian Princes is the front page story that hasn’t been broken…until now. The revelations in this book, from corporate treason and corrupt government to the surreal demands of being an insider in the shadow of a nuclear arms race are sure to ignite a firestorm of controversy, especially for those whose betrayals will finally become public. More than a news story, at its heart, Deadly Secrets of Iranian Princes is also a haunting testimonial to the complexities of extreme privilege and the unforgettable chronicle of one man’s quest to honor his father.

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Born to Prince Abolfath Mirza Mahvi-Qajar and Josette Cleménce Aimée You, Ali Pascal Mahvi is a Qajar son. He was born in Long Island, New York, but he lived and was schooled principally in Iran, the United Kingdom, and Switzerland. He moved to the United States in order to complete his studies at Drury University and University of Phoenix. He is a well-educated Christian but he studied the Koran in school and thus has relevant working knowledge of both branches of Islam and an in-depth knowledge of scripture. Mr. Mahvi held an important position in his father's organization and during his tenure he managed his father’s legal cases, many of which are recounted in these memoirs. Mr. Mahvi lives with his wife of 31 years and his three children, in Chagrin Falls, Ohio, USA and is currently the Developer of Jalousie Estate in St Lucia. Mr. Mahvi is an accomplished pilot and sailor and is fluent in English, Farsi and French.


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