Ervand Abrahamian is Professor of History at Baruch College at the City University of New York. He is the author of Iran Between Two Revolutions (1982) and The Iranian Mojahedin (1989).
"Abrahamian' s sophisticated analysis is a welcome addition to the growing literature on the Iranian revolution. Informed lay persons as well as academics and graduate students would benefit from this well-argued book. The uncommon wit and lucid style of this work make it truly a pleasure to read." - Middle East Policy Council
"...a superb study of political ideology in general and of the ideological evolution of the founder of the Islamic republic in particular." - Iranian Studies