John Ghazvinian is a historian at the University of Pennsylvania. He was born in Iran, raised in London and Los Angeles, and has a doctorate in history from the University of Oxford. He is the author of Untapped: The Scramble for Africa's Oil and he has written for the Sunday Times, New Statesman, Slate and The Nation. He lives in Philadelphia.
'Ghazvinian describes in exquisite detail the relationship between Iran and the United States - from its inception in the years before the American Revolution to the present day. Beautifully laid out and at time reading like a thriller you don't want to put down.' -- Hooman Majd, author of The Ayatollah Begs to Differ 'History in the hands of a master.' -- Ambassador John Limbert, US Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Iran (2009-10), and hostage in the US Embassy in Tehran (1979-81) 'An important, urgently needed book - a hugely ambitious, illuminating portrait of the entwined histories of Iran and America, and the first book to examine, in all its aspects, the rich and fraught relations between these two powers.' * Kirkus, starred review *