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Ayatollah Khomeini (Middle East Leaders)

Ayatollah Khomeni

Published by Rosen Publishing Group
Library Binding, 112 pages, ISBN 0823944654

This Iranian cleric led the revolution that overthrew the shah in 1979 and symbolized the hostile relationship between Iran and the United States for most of the 1980s through today. This book examines Khomeini’s rise as a fundamentalist religious leader who wanted an Islamic state strictly based on the Koran. This biography describes his impact on Iran since the revolution.

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