He was also the main political leader of the Alliance of Builders of Islamic Iran , a coalition of conservative political groups in the country, and served as mayor of Tehran from to An engineer and teacher from a poor background,  ideologically shaped by thinkers such as Navvab Safavi , Jalal Al-e-Ahmad and Ahmad Fardid ,  Ahmadinejad joined the Office for Strengthening Unity  after the Iranian Revolution. Appointed a provincial governor in , he was replaced along with all other provincial governors in after the election of President Mohammad Khatami and returned to teaching. During his presidency, Ahmadinejad was a controversial figure in Iran and other countries. He has been criticized domestically for his economic policies  and accused of disregard for human rights by organizations in North America and Europe.
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As Iran's nuclear program accelerates, all eyes are on the blacksmith's son who could have his finger on the trigger. Who is Mahmoud Ahmadinejad? What drives him? To whom, if anyone, does he answer? Internationally acclaimed Iranian journalist Kasra Naji has spent years interviewing Ahmadinejad's friends, family, and colleagues to tell for the first time the true story of As Iran's nuclear program accelerates, all eyes are on the blacksmith's son who could have his finger on the trigger.
Internationally acclaimed Iranian journalist Kasra Naji has spent years interviewing Ahmadinejad's friends, family, and colleagues to tell for the first time the true story of how he came to power. What emerges in this riveting account, featuring never before published color photographs, is a picture of a man who is much more of a force to be reckoned with than the caricatures offered up so far suggest. While Naji documents Ahmadinejad's often strange behavior, he also shows him to be full of complex contradictions: a man gripped by apocalyptic beliefs, yet capable of switching spiritual allegiance in the quest for power.
A man tough enough to fight street battles in the name of Ayatollah Khomeini, crude enough to invite the German chancellor to join him in an anti-Jewish alliance, yet sophisticated enough to win the support of the all-powerful Revolutionary Guard.
Kasra Naji takes us inside the shadowy council chambers of Tehran, and shows us the plots, passions, and personalities that will influence Ahmadinejad's next move, while the world waits with bated breath. Get A Copy. Hardcover , pages. More Details Original Title. Mahmoud Ahmadinejad. Other Editions 4. Friend Reviews.
To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. To ask other readers questions about Ahmadinejad , please sign up. Lists with This Book. This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Community Reviews. Showing Average rating 3. Rating details. More filters. Sort order. Jul 24, Eimad rated it liked it Shelves: biografi , politik.
I think that it is unwise to judge this book without knowing the writer. I'm noy saying Ahmadinejad all goody or something like that but this book is a total bashing toward hi I think that it is unwise to judge this book without knowing the writer.
I'm noy saying Ahmadinejad all goody or something like that but this book is a total bashing toward him. I think Ahmadinejad has a few qualities although might not enough.
He has good intention but perhaps little knowledge or dare i say quite naive, but that statement based on this book. Frankly i quite like Ahmadinejad with his tough stance and his affection to poor peoples. He just need someone to guide him which obviously no one there. After all this is Tapi kalau disebut biografi sepertinya kurang pas. Sebagian orang menganggap buku ini bersifat netral, tapi IMO sepertinya tidak juga, dan komentar penulisnya atas fakta-fakta yang dibeberkannya menunjukkan pendapat pribadinya.
Anyway, setidaknya buku ini mengingatkanku agar lebih banyak membaca agar tidak terjebak untuk percaya pada - Buku ini memberikan gambaran berbeda tentang sosok Ahmadinejad, karena diambil dari perspektif yang sangat berbeda dari literatur lain yang pernah kubaca.
Anyway, setidaknya buku ini mengingatkanku agar lebih banyak membaca agar tidak terjebak untuk percaya pada propaganda yang disebarkan oleh satu pihak dan sudut pandang saja. Setelah membaca buku ini, aku kok malah jadi teringat posisi Indonesia di masa tahun an awal ya?
May 18, Erik Dryden rated it it was ok. This is hardly a biography of Ahmadinejad, nor is there any "Secret History" revealed, as the subtitle would have you believe. Instead it is a somewhat random collection of facts, the vast majority of which could have easily been found in newspaper reports on the Ahmadinejad administration. We learn little about the man himself. Instead, we get brief glimpses of the people he has supposedly fraternized with, but little insight into his actual relationships with them.
It would have been nice, for This is hardly a biography of Ahmadinejad, nor is there any "Secret History" revealed, as the subtitle would have you believe. It would have been nice, for example, to give us more than a cursory overview of Ahmadinejad's relationship with Khamenei. Overall, I feel that this was a lazy effort. Jul 26, Gayle rated it really liked it. This was a recommended book for a class I took on Iran.
Absolutely fascinating perspective on not only Ahmadinejad, but on the entire political quagmire that is Iran. After reading this, I was amazed to find over l07 pages of books on Iran in goodreads files. I almost wish this was required reading for U. I decided to learn more about Iran when I read an article in the NYtimes magazine section a year or so ago, where one of the lead Iranian clerics stated that is was "okay to kill 20 million Americans" How absolutely amazing that there is a country whose supposedly "religious" leaders blare this from their microphones, and Americans honestly have no idea of the past, present or possible future political and religious history of this country, or the players.
Since I believe that knowledge is the most powerful weapon, i. It is pretty fascinating reading. May 07, Famma rated it really liked it Shelves: non-fiction , leaders-and-countries , politics. I find this book by Naji quite informative. I wish to read the 2nd part of Ahmedinejad tenure by Naji.
It is quite researched though I find it amusing Naji has set his own views about the blacksmith son. Why is it hard to believe that he Mr. I like his determination about the nuclear project and wonder why America and Israel against it. India and Pakistan can be nuclear power and I find it objectionable for I find this book by Naji quite informative.
India and Pakistan can be nuclear power and I find it objectionable for America to have any say in any decision of any country. I agree the guy has no superior knowledge of economy and how to run a country but give him credit for his enthusiasm and heart for saving poor from getting poorer.
Those who wish to know more about Iran politics should read this book. Its got some back dated information as well. Furthermore, I got to know about Holocaust and Germany role in it. Why America has no say in this matter. Why do they question Iran about its nuclear project and lift sanctions? Are they threatened or just bossing around. Nov 15, Yuu Sasih rated it liked it Shelves: autobiography-memoir , leadership , non-fiction.
Read this for my leadership analysist task. Must say that I don't feel the thrill of his greatness except the fact that he's supporting hardline Islamic group in Iran and his controversial decision to keep developing nuclear weapon. I read it with much skimming for I was on a tight deadline, though. Maybe someday I'll reread it so I could have a fresh perspective about him, not this task-induced thought like now. Nov 01, Diane rated it really liked it. Despite the rather sensationalist title, this book is a fairly straight-forward biography of the Iranian president.
The author has clearly done a great deal of background research, although he does not appear to have been able to talk to anyone close to his subject. Also, I found his discussions of the various factions of Iranian politics somewhat disappointing, in that he doesn't do a very good job of defining the different factions and their positions to the reader. Nov 24, Kamil Salamah rated it liked it. Interesting and an affirmation of what the regime in Iran stands for.
But is it the only one? Absolutely NOT. Both sides of the body of water separating them Persian to some, Arabian to others are a mirror image of each other: under different names and disguises but identical in principle.
Ahmadinejad: The Secret History of Iran’s Radical Leader
Your input will affect cover photo selection, along with input from other users. Ahmadinejads kritikk og tildels harde verbale utfall overfor USA har blitt tolket som at han vil USAs globale hegemoni til livs. Ahmadinejad er regnet som en av hovedfigurene i denne partialliansen. Ved presidentvalget i Iran Ahmadinejad ble valgt til president i Iran Ahmadinejad var den eneste presidentkandidaten som snakket mot fremtidige relasjoner med USA. De politiske fangene i USA?
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